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U.S. Army Network Enterprise Center-Camp Zama

Unit Creat


Provide trained and ready joint, combined forces, capable of defending the U.S. Army Japan and I Corps (Forward) LandWarNet as part of U.S. Army Pacific's Theater Information Grid, enabling battle command and information superiority. Sustain and protect information systems, plans, programs and provide information management common levels of support facilitating the requirements of the chief information officer/deputy chief of staff for information management’s (CIO/G-6's) command, control, communications, computers and information management (C4IM) services. Continue to be a key enabler for full spectrum operations in the Pacific area of responsibility.

Focus Statement

USANEC-CZ is a professional, multi-disciplined organization. Unit personnel are committed to providing excellent service to their customers. Our unit strives to be physically fit, morally straight, technically competent, knowledgeable, dynamic and highly respected organization.

Mission Essential Task List (METL)

  • Sustain company operations
  • Conduct communications security (COMSEC) support
  • Provide local area network support
  • Perform network defense procedures



US Postal Mail
Unit 45012 (Attn: NETC-SPN-B)
APO AP 96343-5012

Commercial Mail
Zainichi Beigun Camp Zama
Bldg. 160, Camp Zama
Zama-shi, Kanagawa-ken, 〒252-0000 Japan

DSN: 315-263-8975
Within Japan: 046-407- 8975
From the U.S.: 011-81-46-407-8975


This unit was constituted July 11, 1942, in the Army of the United States as the 287th Signal Company, Amphibian, and activated July 13, 1942, at Camp Edwards, Massachusetts.

It was redesignated as the 287th Signal Company on May 10, 1943.

On August 1, 1952, the unit was allotted to the Regular Army.

On July 25, 1955, the unit was inactivated in Japan.

Activated October 16, 1992, in Japan



World War II: New Guinea
Leyte (with arrowhead device)
Korean War: UN Defensive 1950
UN Offensive 1950
CCF Intervention 1950 ~ 1951
First UN Counteroffensive 1951
CCF Spring Offensive 1951
UN Summer-Fall Offensive 1951
Korea Summer 1953
(* UN – United Nations)
(* CCF – Communist Chinese Forces)



Presidential Unit Citation (Navy) – Incheon
Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army) – Pacific Theater 1944
Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army) – Pacific Theater 1944 ~ 1945
Army Superior Unit Award – 2008 ~ 2009
Philippine Presidential Unit Citation – October 17, 1944 ~ July 4, 1945
Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation – Korea 1950 ~ 1952