Colonel Yuki Sakata serves in the Policy and Programs department
of the Ground Staff Office (GSO) in the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force. Since
2002, he has served as company commander of the Northeastern Transportation
Unit, transportation platoon leader in UNMISET, and aide-de-camp to the vice chief
of staff in the GSO. In 2011, he worked in the Defense Plans and Policy
Department of the Joint Staff Office and moved to his present assignment 2012.
Col. Sakata graduated from the National Defense Academy in 1996.