56th Artillery Command

The 56th Artillery Command plans and coordinates the employment of multi-domain fires and effects in support of U.S. Army Europe and Africa and/or a Combined Joint Force Land Component Command. The Theater Fires Command improves readiness and multinational interoperability by the integration of joint and multi-national fires in theater operations and exercises.

Subordinate Unit:  2nd Multi-Domain Task Force

"The reactivation of the 56th Artillery Command will provide U.S. Army Europe and Africa with significant capabilities in multi-domain operations" said Maj. Gen. Stephen J. Maranian, Commanding General, 56th Artillery Command.” It will further enable the synchronization of joint and multinational fires and effects, and employment of future long range surface to surface fires across the U.S. Army Europe and Africa area of responsibility."

The unit takes its lineage from the 56th Field Artillery Command, which last served on active duty in Europe from 1986 to 1991 as the Theater’s Pershing Missile Headquarters. It inactivated in June 1991 following the signing of the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. The 56th Artillery Command is headquartered in Mainz-Kastel, Germany.

U.S. Army Europe and Africa conducted a reactivation ceremony for the 56th Artillery Command, the European Theater’s Fires Command, Nov. 8 at Lucius D. Clay Kaserne, Wiesbaden, Germany.


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Activation Ceremony Video
Video by Spc. Ty Baggerly
Dynamic Front 23 B-roll Package
56th Artillery Command
March 28, 2023 | 2:01
Grafenwohr, Germany—Soldiers from multiple partner nations participate in Dynamic Front 2023, training on the Artillery Systems Cooperation Activities at US Army Garrison Grafenwohr on March 27, 2023. Promoting understanding, collaboration, and interoperability between partner nations, Dynamic Front 23 contributes significantly to regional stability and security by improving the ability of ally forces to operate together effectively in times of crisis or conflict. (U.S. Army video by Spc. Ty Baggerly)