Pacific Command, arguing that "USCINCCENT
could not carry out his mission without command of the seas stretching all the way back to the California coast, which was USCINCPAC's responsibility." In the end, the JCS review made only a moderate change--it assigned limited areas of the Gulfs of Oman and Aden to USCENTCOM --and even so Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger had to intervene personally to settle the situation.
Once the Cold War ended, USCENTCOM commander in chief (USCINCCENT
), GEN Norman Schwarzkopf, began focusing on regional threats.
General Homer, as directed by USCINCCENT
OPLAN 1002-90, was also responsible for theater rescue, and the JRCC, under the direction of Lt Col Joe Hampton, carried out that responsibility.