The 5th Western Pacific Naval Symposium Short Term Exchange Program for Officers of the Next Generations
The JMSDF Command and Staff College(MCSC) held the 5th Western Pacific Naval Symposium Short Term Exchange Program for Officers of the Next Generations (WPNS STEP) from 14 October to 22 October, 2015.
The WPNS STEP aims to deepen mutual understanding among the participants so that they can promote multilateral cooperation as leading naval officers-to-be in the near future.
It also aims to provide the participants with an opportunity to understand Japan’s security environment, defense policy and the infrastructure of defense forces, as well as Japan’s history and culture.
This annual program started on 2011.
In the 5th WPNS STEP, 27 Naval officers from 24 countries participated and promoted friendship with the Command and Staff Course students.
Bac krows : Students of Command and Staff Course, and Instructors of MCSC
Third rows : Students of Command and Staff Course, and Instructors of MCSC
Second row:(from left) CS Student, United Kingdom, Turkey, Sri Lanka, Saudi Arabia, Republic of Korea, Philippines, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, CS Student
Front row :(from left) Maldives, Indonesia, Germany, Colombia, Canada, Bangladesh, Dean of Planning and Administration Department, President, Vice President, Dean of Strategic Studies Department, Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Chile, France, India, Malaysia, Myanmar