The 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command (10th AAMDC) is a theater level Army air and missile defense organization and directly subordinated to United States Army Europe. On order, the 10th AAMDC deploys worldwide to conduct joint and combined/coalition air missile defense ops for US European Command. The 10th AAMDC serves as the United States Army in Europe’s executive agent for all theater air and missile defense ops and air missile defense force management. Headquartered at Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Germany and comprised of five subordinate units operating throughout Strong Europe’s area of operations, European Defenders are key enablers in the Army’s integrated Air and Missile Defense strategy.
The command’s lineage dates from the 10th Coast Artillery (Harbor Defense), Fort Adams, Rhode Island. The flashes symbolize the speed and efficiency of the unit while “X” suggests the numerical designation of the unit. The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 10th Artillery Group on 10 November 1969. It was amended to correct the description on 1 December 1969. It was redesignated for the 10th Air Defense Artillery Group on 5 April 1972. It was redesignated for the 10th Air Defense Artillery Brigade on 2 June 1983. The insignia was redesignated for the 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command with the description updated effective 17 October 2011.
The 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command is U.S. Army Europe’s executive agent for all theater air and missile defense operations and force management. The 10th AAMDC is ready to deploy within the U.S. Army European Commands area of responsibility and conduct air and missile defense operations with joint and multi-national Allies and partners in order to protect the Combined Forces Commander’s critical assets, enable freedom of movement, and integrate air and missile defense capabilities organization for air and missile defense of critical assets, deterring aggression, and promoting regional security and stability.