U.S. Army North's primary responsibilities are Homeland Defense, Defense Support of Civil Authorities and Security Cooperation activities with the armed forces of Canada and Mexico.



U.S. Army North provides command and control of assigned and attached subordinate commands, joint interagency and international partners, contribute to the protecting of the homeland.


What is now called U.S. Army North started life as the Fifth Army on December 1, 1942 in Oujda, French Morocco. Originally constituted from Army units that participated in Operation TORCH, the invasion of North Africa, the formation was the first of the seven field armies the United States created during World War II.



Fifth Army Medal of Honor Recipients

Fifth Army has 65 Medal of Honor Recipients that distinguished themselves by extraordinary heroism in action.