JASDF team learn about Co-op
CAMP ZAMA, Japan -- A team of Japan Air Self-Defense Force warrant officers and enlisted members, along with several Japan Ground Self-Defense Force counterparts, visited here May 12 to learn about the Cooperative Work Program. The program, known as Co-op, is a bilateral program between the Ground Staff Office and U.S. Army Japan. It has been in operation for decades and currently eight JGSDF members forming Class 76 are here for the 12-week program. The JASDF has been running a similar program with the U.S. Air Force for more than 20 years and wanted to learn about the Army's program to consider possible improvements in their program. The two senior Japanese members were Warrant Officer Takeshi Arai, senior enlisted advisor to the JASDF, and Warrant Officer Yoshiaki Suzuki, sergeant major to the JGSDF. USARJ's Command Sgt. Maj. Eric C. Dostie was host for the event.