|Southern Defense Command|
|Created||March 17, 1941|
|Active||3.17.1941 - 1.1.1945|
|Country||20px United States|
|Allegiance||20px United States Army|
|Garrison/HQ||Fort Sam Houston, Texas|
The Southern Defense Command (SDC) was established on 17 March 1941 as the command formation of the U.S. Army responsible for coordinating the defense of the Gulf of Mexico coastal region of the United States.
|Rank||Name||Garrison/HQ||Begin Date||End Date|
|LG||Herbert J. Brees||Fort Sam Houston, Texas||March 17, 1941||May 15, 1941|
|LG||Walter Krueger||Fort Sam Houston, Texas||May 16, 1941||February 2, 1943|
|LG||Courtney H. Hodges||Fort Sam Houston, Texas||February 17, 1943||December, 1943|
|MG||Henry C. Pratt||Fort Sam Houston, Texas||January 25, 1944||December 13, 1944|
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