As the designated Signal command for the Army Service Component Commands within the Pacific and Korean theaters, the 311th Signal Command combines the strengths of more than 3500 active-duty Soldiers, U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers and Army Civilians to bring expertise, experience and commitment to meet the Army's communications mission in the Pacific. Headquartered at Fort Shafter, Hawaii, the 311th SC and its subordinate units are stationed across 16 time zones, ranging from Alaska to Korea, and from Hawaii to California.
The mission of the 311th is to maintain and defend the Pacific LandWarNet (PLWN), a secure Army network used throughout the Pacific region. Serving as the operational Signal command for U.S. Army Pacific (USARPAC), the 311th SC takes the lead to ensure the PLWN can be extended to support the deployment and integration of modular, expeditionary Army units called to execute contingency operations within its Area of Responsibility (AOR).
In addition to providing support for USARPAC missions with critical planning and execution of signal support, the 311th SC makes continual improvements to the PLWN to remain ahead of and prepared to support the transformation efforts of USARPAC’s Major Subordinate Commands (MSCs) and its sister Theater Enabling Commands (TECs).
The 311th Signal Command also supports the Army Network Enterprise vision through its alignment with 9th Signal Command (Army)/NETCOM’s Global Network Enterprise objectives. Through this administrative command relationship, the 311th Signal Command ensures that the Army CIO/G6 and 9th Signal Command’s Army enterprise network standards are supported and implemented throughout the Pacific theater in order to establish a single global Army network enterprise.