Joint Task Force North (US)

Joint Task Force  North (US) Joint Task Force North (JTF North), based at Fort Bliss, Texas. JTF North is the DOD organization tasked to support our nation's federal law enforcement agencies in the identification and interdiction of suspected transnational threats within and along the approaches to the continental United States.

Transnational threats are those activities that involve international terrorism, narcotrafficking, alien smuggling, weapons of mass destruction, and includes the delivery systems for such weapons that threaten the national security of the United States.

Mission: JTF North's homeland security support role is articulated in its mission statement: Joint Task Force North supports Drug Law Enforcement Agencies in the conduct of Counter Drug/Counter Narco-Terrorism operations in the USNORTHCOM area of responsibility to disrupt trans-national criminal organizations and deter their freedom of action in order to protect the homeland.


BLDG 11603 Old Ironsides Rd (Fort Bliss, TX)
El Paso, TX

General information

JTF North is assigned to U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) and is under the operational control of U.S. Army North's (USARNORTH) Joint Force Land Component Command (JFLCC). JTF North operates within the entire USNORTHCOM area of responsibility, which encompasses the entire North American continent, to include the air, land and sea approaches.


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