CNO is the Chief of Naval Operations; CINCCENT
is Commander in Chief, Central Command; CINCLANTFLT (since renamed) was Commander in Chief, U.
In structuring NBC deterrence strategies, the roles of the regional CINCs--notably CINCPAC, CINCCENT
, and CINCEUR, within whose areas of responsibility (AORs) fall all the NBC proliferators of near-term concern--should be given special attention.
, as the post is known, have fought America's last three wars, the two with Iraq and the one in Afghanistan.