MISSION: Integrate and synchronize surface deployment and distribution capabilities to project and sustain the Armed Forces in support of the Nation's objectives.
VISION: A power projection team...that coordinates surface strategic movements to assure deployment and distribution readiness that always achieves the desired effect and timeliness of delivery.
The Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC) moves, deploys and sustains the Armed Forces to deliver readiness and lethality – at speed.
Whenever and wherever Soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen are deployed, SDDC is involved in planning and executing the surface delivery of their equipment and supplies.
As both a Major Subordinate Command to U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC) and the Army Service Component Command (ASCC) to U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), SDDC is the global intermodal surface connector. SDDC harmonizes the kinetics between AMC's Materiel Enterprise and USTRANSCOM's JDDE at echelon, connecting surface warfighting requirements through distribution network nodes to the point of need, responsively projecting power and delivering desired effects in support of Combatant Commands and the Total Joint Force. The command also partners with the commercial transportation industry as the coordinating link between DOD surface transportation requirements and the capability industry provides.