Michael Luke Deckard
U.S. Air Force, U.S. Department of Defense
Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, National Diet, National Institute of Defense Studies, Japan Air Self-Defense Force, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force
Learn about Japan’s current and developing roles in the security of the Asia-Pacific region, and how the government of Japan plans to integrate its defense policies with those of its regional neighbors. Develop an understanding of Japan’s domestic political environment, defense industry, and disaster preparedness and how they impact defense policies. Develop relationships with government and civilian leaders to strengthen the U.S.-Japan alliance in achieving regional security goals.