Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Pacific Century: Japan Born Admiral Nominated to Head All U.S. Pacific Forces

From the Kyodo News Service via The Japan Times:

Japanese-American admiral named next Pacific Command chief
U.S. President Barack Obama has nominated a Japanese-American admiral as the next head of the Pacific Command, the Defense Department said Monday.

If confirmed by Congress, Adm. Harry Harris, currently commander of the Navy's Pacific Fleet, will succeed Adm. Samuel Locklear as chief of the whole operations of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps from the U.S. West Coast to the Indian Ocean.

Harris was born in Yokosuka, south of Tokyo, to a Japanese mother and her American husband and raised in Tennessee and Florida. The U.S. Navy has its Japan headquarters in the port city in Kanagawa Prefecture.

Here is the Admiral's Navy biography.