Operation Tomodachi: Views from the Ground

Continuing our webinar series on Operation Tomodachi, ten years after the March 2011 Great Eastern Japan Earthquake, join us to discuss the U.S.-Japan aerial response during the disaster. MG Kazuo Tokito (ret., JASDF) and CAPT Geoffrey Moore (USN) will reflect on the challenges of the disaster response and what lessons have been carried forward for U.S.-Japan cooperation.

Featured Speakers:

MG Kazuo Tokito, ret. JASDF; Advisor, Defense Systems Group, Hitachi Ltd.; Visiting Fellow, JASDF Air Command and Staff College

MG Tokito retired from JASDF in 2017 as a vice commander of the Northern Air Defense Command. At Matsushima Air Base, he was a base service group commander (2008-2011) and base commander (2015). He was also Director of C4 and cyber (J6) at the Joint Staff Office in 2013. He received his Doctor of Engineering from National Defense Academy.

CAPT Geoffrey Moore, U.S. Navy; Chief of Staff, Naval District Washington

CAPT Moore commanded HS-14 in Atsugi, Japan, during Operation Tomodachi and two deployments aboard USS George Washington. Prior to his current position, he commanded Naval Air Station Whidbey Island (2016-2018). Over his career he has accumulated more than 3,600 hours. He holds a master’s degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College.

This event is co-sponsored by the Embassy of Japan:

Part of the US-Japan Alliance Project
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