Operation Tomodachi: Support, Compassion, Commitment
Lecture / Presentation

Presented by JICC, Embassy of Japan

Admiral Patrick M. Walsh responsible for the world's largest naval command, encompassing 100 million square miles and approximately 180 ships, nearly 2,000 aircraft, and 125,000 sailors, marines and civilians. In March and April of this year, Admiral Walsh was the commander of the US forces during Operation Tomodachi, the US military relief effort that worked with Japan's Self-Defense Forces to assist the Japanese people following the earthquake and tsunami.

On March 11, Japan was devastated by the worst earthquake in centuries. The United States military forces, with over 20,000 personnel, worked side by side with the Japanese Self-Defense Forces to help provide support to the people affected by this disaster. The American forces were under the command of Admiral Patrick Walsh, the Commander of the United States Pacific Fleet, who will speak to us about that experience.

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