Organization

 The Self Defense Fleet holds about 100 ships and 230 aircrafts, and these units belong mainly to Fleet Escort Force, Fleet Air Force, Fleet Submarine Force. Moreover, it has various units, such as Mine Warfare Force, Fleet Intelligence Command, Oceanographic Command, and Fleet Research and Development Command. They are persons in charge to the unit to whom the Commander of EF,AF,SBF are called a "Force Provider" to the Commander in Chief, Self Defense Fleet who is a person in charge of the unit employment called a "Force User", such as education and training.