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Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3

DCSOPS is the principal staff officer to the CG for matters concerning operations, plans, training, exercises, and organization.

Operations Division: Operates the USARJ Command Center and Global Control and Command System (GCCS). Compiles, consolidates, and coordinates all command operational policies and procedures, to include the command SOPs for crisis actions, defense conditions, and emergency situations. Assists in the planning and conduct of combined and joint services exercises involving the command and its subordinate commands. Develops and maintains the BSOP and the Bilateral Tactical SOP (BTSOP). Administers command notification systems and readiness tests, and conducts C2 evaluations. Plans and coordinates all command ceremonies. Prepares and presents command briefings to visitors, as required. Provides technical advice/supervision of all command Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear(CBRN) operations and training functions. Coordinate and validate all Operational Support Airlift for USARJ.

Plans and Force Modernization Division: Prepares supporting command operation, mobilization, and contingency plans to primary supporting plans to USFJ and USARPAC global and regional war plans. Conducts studies and develops requirements for personnel, troop units, equipment, and facilities in support of operation, mobilization, and contingency plans. Develops recommendations for U.S. Army roles and missions in support of U.S. strategic goals and objectives for the USFJ and USARPAC Warfighting Strategy. Conducts bilateral defense planning and participates in special studies, mutual defense discussions, staff liaison meetings, and other activities with the JGSDF, as required. Conducts combined and joint planning with other commands and Services. Plans/Force Modernization Division is also responsible for force structure, force accounting, force modernization, and force integration. Reviews, analyzes, and recommends a planned or programmed force structure. Facilitates USARJ force structure initiatives through participation in the TAA process. Plans and programs unit activations, inactivations, establishments, discontinuances, and reorganizations, to include preparing concept plans for MTOE units, as required. Ensures a seamless hand off after fulfilling planning and programming responsibilities. Plans and programs force modernization for the command. Manages the New Equipment Training (NET) Program. Oversees the implementation of approved force development actions to ensure complete integration into the existing force structure. The process may include in-process reviews (IPRs), after action reports, and/or periodic reviews. Ensures USARJ force development initiatives are in consonance with Army and USARPAC force development plans and Project Army Pacific Vision. Advises the command on emerging Army force development initiatives.

Training Branch: Prepares command directives on training policy; plans, coordinates, and conducts training for the command; and provides staff supervision for unit training within the command. Coordinates and monitors the command physical training programs and Sergeants Time Training (STT). Implements the Command Inspection Program (CIP). Manages the Army Training Requirements & Resources System (ATRRS) for all Army units within theater. Coordinates the Unit Status Report (USR) for United States Army Japan (USARJ) monthly. Conducts the CDR/1SG Course semi-annually. Oversees the quarterly Leadership Development Program (LDP) for the command. Coordinates Mobile Training Teams (MTTs) for all Army units within theater. Maintains the Master Events Calendar and publishes the Holiday Circular for the command. Oversees the construction of the Battle Command Training Center (BCTC) at Sagami General Depot. Oversees the planning, development and construction of Army ranges in Japan.

Exercise Branch: Provide staff supervision for the planning, budgeting, preparation and execution of all USARJ sponsored or supported joint, bilateral and unilateral training exercises. Coordinate with appropriate agencies and headquarters on all matters pertaining to bilateral coordination, exercise design, control, modeling and simulations, logistics, transportation, unit sourcing, exercise scheduling and reporting. Responsible for managing the Japan-Region of FORSCOMs Overseas Deployment Training Program (ODT) and the commands 5-year Exercise Schedule (EXSCHED). Provides expertise in exercise design, exercise control and technical simulation support to include communication and simulation architecture design. Responsible for overall development of exercise OPFOR Campaign Plans and control. Leads or manages development of all exercise scenarios for USARJ bilateral engagement exercises. Provides training and mentorship to counterpart Japan Self-Defense Force exercise planners and control staff. Develops strategy for achieving stated or implied USPACOM theater engagement objectives and initiatives. Manages all exercise-related Foreign Military Sales Cases and provides oversight and management of a multimillion dollar exercise budget.

Force Development Office: Responsible for the following command force development functions: Force structure, force accounting, force modernization, and force integration. Reviews, analyzes, and recommends a planned or programmed force structure. Facilitates USARJ force structure initiatives through participation in the TAA process. Plans and programs unit activations, inactivations, establishments, discontinuances, and reorganizations, to include preparing concept plans for MTOE units, as required. Ensures a seamless hand off after fulfilling planning and programming responsibilities. Plans and programs force modernization for the command. Manages the New Equipment Training (NET) Program. Oversees the implementation of approved force development actions to ensure complete integration into the existing force structure. The process may include in-process reviews (IPRs), after action reports, and/or periodic reviews. Ensures USARJ force development initiatives are in consonance with Army and USARPAC force development plans and Project Army Pacific Vision. Advises the command on emerging Army force development initiatives.