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The 4th Western Pacific Naval Symposium Short Term Exchange Program for Officers of the Next Generations

  The JMSDF Command and Staff College(MCSC) hosted the 4th Western Pacific Naval Symposium Short Term Exchange Program for Officers of the Next Generations (WPNS STEP) from 15 October to 25 October, 2014.
  The WPNS STEP 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. It also 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.
  This annual program started on 2011.

Participating Countries

  In the 4th WPNS STEP, 28 Naval officers from 26 countries participated and promoted friendship with the Command and Staff Course students.


Bac krows   : Students of Command and Staff Course, and Instructors of MCSC
Second row: (from left) Student, U.S., UAE, Thai, Singapore, ROK, Philippines, Papua New
                       Guinea, Pakistan, Peru, ROK, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Tonga, U.S., Viet Nam
Front row    : (from left) Oman, Mexico, Indonesia, France, Canada, Brunei Darussalam,                         Australia,Dean, President, Vice President, Dean, Bahrain, Cambodia,                         Chile, India, Malaysia, New Zealand


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  WPNS STEP 2011

  WPNS STEP 2012

  WPNS STEP 2013