Defcon Levels - 5 Alert Level Names Colors & Meanings
The defcon levels range from a scale of levels 1 to 5. Defcon levels 1 through 4 indicate an elevated alert status, and 5 indicates a current state of peace or low levels of military readiness.
What are the defcon levels used for? The defcon levels are used to show the Current Overall level status, but each Combatant Command region also uses these condition levels to show the current status of each Region which can be found on the regional News Pages.
Below is the list of 5 defcon levels. click on one of the alerts below to find out what each conditional level means and in what situations each of the defcon levels are used for. Visit the History Page to see a list of official alert condition changes.