By Lt. Steven Astafan, Navy Supply Corps School Assistant Public Affairs Officer
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Capt. Doug Noble (middle left), commanding officer, NSCS stands with three officers from the Japanese Maritime Defense Force.
In March 2018, officers from the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF), Maritime Staff Office, visited the Navy Supply Corps School (NSCS) in Newport, Rhode Island, to learn about NSCS course offerings and discuss the possibilities for JMSDF participation.
During the visit, Capt. Joji Inada, director of finance division, Maritime Staff Office, Capt. Kenji Okada, direct or of 2nd educational department, JMSDF 4th Service School, and Lt. Cmdr. Takahiro Saito, Finance Division, Maritime Staff Office, were provided a command overview facilities tour and witnessed first-hand NSCS courses in session.
After observing NSCS classes, the JMSDF officers were provided a guided tour of the Naval War College and Naval Station Newport support facilities to include lodging, commissary, and the Navy Exchange.
NSCS was delighted to have the opportunity to showcase its programs. They appreciated the JMSDF visitors making the long trip to visit, and look forward to seeing them again as future alumni!
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Lt. Cmdr. Adam Hamilton (far left), academic director, presents Supply Corps memorabilia to Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force officers.
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Lt. Gene Krampen (far left), retail operations instructor, presents mock-up laundry equipment to Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force officers.