Deputy Chief of Staff, G-5
Acts as the principal advisor to the Command Group on Japanese military, political, social, and economic
matters that impact on the command and its host nation relationships and activities. Advises the CG and
staff in resolving host nation-related issues. Develops command policy recommendations on command and
host nation-related issues that are consistent with the CG's intentions and established priorities. Acts
as the staff proponent for staff coordination of significant host nation-related issues.
Interpreter/Translator Section: Provides interpreter/translator support to the Command
Group; personal, coordinating, and special staff offices; subordinate commands; and attached and
other units and activities, within capabilities.
Political-Military Section: Provides area expertise and advice on the political and
military aspects of military-to-military and intergovernmental relationships involving Japan and
Northeast Asia. Clearing house for information of Japanese military and political organizations,
policies, and procedures that affect the U.S.-Japan security relationship. Provides policy
recommendations to the DCSHNA. The scope of activities include, but are not limited to the following:
Self-Defense Forces. Maintains information on defense policy and organization, to include order of battle
(OB), unit command briefs, and other information relevant to the U.S.-Japan military-to-military relationship.
Liaison Section: Maintains current information, conducts studies, and presents briefings
on Japan and the JGSDF. Serves as the staff proponent for interoperability between the U.S. Army
and the JGSDF. Coordinates bilateral command and staff visits between USARJ and assigned JGSDF
Army headquarters. Facilitates bilateral relations with the JGSDF by providing clarification of
US tactics, techniques and procedures; teaches USARJ methodology to JGSDF Army Staffs.
Civil Affairs (CA) Section: Serves as the command staff representative for CA and
Civil-Military Operations (CMO) in Japan and the USARJ AOR. Advises and makes
recommendations on CA doctrine, policies, and exercises. Participates in preparation of
CMO plans, SOPs, regulations, and other directives. Prepares CMO annexes to USARJ OPLANs, SOPs, and other documents.