Southern Command Challenge Coins

Custom DoD Coins to Honor Service


The Department of Defense has 10 unified Combatant Commands that have a dedicated mission of deterring war and upholding national security. Southern Command, located in Doral, Florida, is a Combatant Command responsible for the coordination and implementation of defensive efforts in Central and Southern American and the Caribbean. 31 counties and 16 dependencies fall into the jurisdiction of Southern Command, representing one-sixth of the total landmass assigned to the 10 unified commands. 

Southern Command challenge coins represent the organization’s vision to be a trustworthy and innovative partner in cooperative security through a networked defense. This is accomplished through mutual respect and understanding and the promotion of regional stability. Southern Command challenge coins embody the character of the organization and garner a sense of personal value from those to whom they are awarded. Soldiers carry Southern Command challenge coins as a symbol of their commitment to integrity and excellence in service. 

Commanding officers award Department of Defense challenge coins to the individuals who show courage in the line of fire, leadership in times of need, and the ability to overcome any obstacle. Southern Command challenge coins are a mark of personal merit, earned through dedication and exceptional service. Custom artwork is fashioned for the units of the Southern Command including:

  • 12th Air Force/Air Forces Command Southern
  • U.S. Army South
  • U.S. Marine Corps Forces, South
  • U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet
  • Special Operations Command South
  • Joint Task Force-Bravo
  • Joint Task Force-Guantanamo
  • Joint Interagency Task Force South

Signature Coins offers free custom artwork to each of our clients. Follow one of the links below and our team will have a free proof ready for your Southern Command challenge coins in 24-48 hours!

What Are Challenge Coins, And How Do You Use Them?

Custom military challenge coins are used by military units, police departments, fire stations, corporations, and countless other team-based organizations. Custom designs are crafted to illustrate the spirit and heritage of individual teams and groups. 

Southern Command challenge coins incorporate custom artwork of unit insignias, mottos, and mission statements. Commemorative dates are pressed into metal as a means of adding ceremony to events like promotions and retirements, or when celebrating achievements and successful mission. 

Challenge coins are a traditional gift awarded to battalions, companies, and units to show appreciation for service and to build camaraderie. Soldiers receive challenge coins after boot camp, cementing the bonds forged in the crucible of training. The coins represent the physical and mental struggles that have been overcome, and the earned right for a soldier to stand among the ranks of America’s warriors. 

By incorporating team emblems, Southern Command challenge coins are a means of building camaraderie through shared vision and experience. The coins represent the missions and values of a unit like courage, commitment, and honor. They are carried by every member of a team as a symbol of unity. 

USSOUTHCOM units are stations all over the country and have missions all throughout the southern regions of the Americas. Bases like Fort Sam Houston, home of U.S. Army South, and Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, home of the 12th Air Force, commission custom Southern Command challenge coins with base mottos and symbolism included in designs. They become a representation of a unit’s heritage and base history pressed into metal.  

Custom Southern Command challenge coins motivate team members, show appreciation for excellent service, and act as a badge of honor. Get started on your coins today by following one of the links below!


History And AOR
Southern Command Challenge Coins Representing Heritage

The United States established the Caribbean Defense Command during World War II. Operations took place mostly in the Caribbean Sea, however, in the 1950 their area of responsibility (AOR) shifted focus to Central and Southern America. The Kennedy Administration had the organization's name changed to the Southern Command during the 1960s as their presence in the Caribbean became non-existent. 

The Southern Command focused on defending the Panama Canal and worked on contingency planning during the Cold War. They also partook in military assistance programs in Central and South America to accelerate regional development. 

Today, Southern Command’s AOR consists of the landmass of Latin America south of Mexico, the waters adjacent to Central and South America, and the Caribbean Sea. It is in this area that Southern Command accomplishes its mission of supplying rapid response ability, collaborating with partner nations, and promoting regional cooperation. Southern Command challenge coins are a testament to the organization's capability to support the security efforts of the United States, defend the Southern approaches to the Nation, and uphold stability. 

Every member of the Southern Command is a crucial part of the culture and history of the organization. Southern Command challenge coins personify the values and character of each unit and honor their sacrifices in service. 

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Customization Options
Southern Command Challenge Coins Made Easy

Creating custom designs is simple when partnering with Signature coins. By filling out one of our order forms, our staff will receive the information needed to get started on your free artwork. We take your inspirations for design and create something completely original. Our goal is to ensure every customer has all of the tools necessary to make their vision come to life.

Once you have submitted an order form a free proof will be ready within 24 to 28 hours. We are happy to make any additions or adjustments that you believe will benefit design. Feedback is encouraged, and we offer free unlimited revisions. When it comes to coin construction, our clients are in control of aspects like:

  • Size & shape
  • Color
  • Edging
  • Dual Plating
  • Presentation
  • Materials
  • And more! 

Check out our pricing page to see a comprehensive list of options and their descriptions. Or, follow one of the links below to get started now!

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Signature Coins
The Industry’s Premier Source For Southern Command Challenge Coins


For over 15 years, Signature Coins has been handcrafting custom challenge coins for the Department of Defense, government agencies, and local teams across the entire Nation. We take special care to ensure each coin meets the industry standard in quality and are committed to supplying the best customer service available. All of our clients receive competitive services like:

  • Free artwork
  • Free quotes
  • Free unlimited revision
  • Free UPS Air shipping
  • 100% satisfaction guarantee

We are happy to help if you have any questions or concerns. Just give us a call and one of our friendly specialists will help you through the entire process. Our simple 3 step ordering system is easy and fun! 

First, fill out an order form. We will send out your first free proof of artwork within 24 to 48 hours.
Second, let us know what you think! Feel free to try out several coin construction options and get a feel for what works best.
Third, finalize your order!

We are excited to be your partner in creating custom Southern Command challenge coins. Thank you for choosing Signature Coin!