The Role of Misawa in the U.S.-Japan Alliance
YCAPS & the Sasakawa Peace Foundation are pleased to announce the next event in the Community Conversations seminar series focused on Misawa. This event event will feature General Sadamasa Oue. General Oue will draw upon his experience as a Commander of the Northern Air Defense Command at Misawa Airbase to talk about Misawa's role in the U.S.-Japan Alliance in the past as well as a view of the future.
A recent article(Sep 1 , 2020) by General Oue can be found here.
This event will be a webinar. Future Community Conversations events will be held in person so long as health and safety conditions permit.
To join please use this link to register with Zoom.
General Oue was born in 1959 in Nara Prefecture, Japan. He entered the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) as a graduate of the National Defense Academy in 1982. Throughout his military career, he had been involved with policy development and program promotion, as well as budget request regarding BMD, F-35 introduction, Joint Staff reorganization and more. Upon promotion to Lieutenant General he assumed the position of Commandant of the Air Staff College. Afterwards, he served as a Commander of the Northern Air Defense Command, responsible for coping with missile launches from North Korea, responding to Russian air activities to defend the territorial aerospace of Japan, and maintaining readiness to provide forces with other defense sectors’ operations. He retired in August 2017 as a Commander of Air Materiel Command, responsible for logistic operations of all Air Self Defense Force activities. LTG OUE earned his Master of Public Administration from J. F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University in 1997, and Master of National Security Strategy from the National War College, National Defense University of the U.S.A. in 2002. Between July 2019 and June 2021, he served at the Harvard Asia Center as a Senior Fellow. He currently serves as a company advisor and a special fellow of the Strategic Studies Institute.
Format: This event will be off-the-record.
Moderator: Jeff Mazziotta
Co-Sponsor: Sasakawa Peace Foundation
Webinar Cost: Free of charge
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