Self Defense Fleet (JMSDF)

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Self Defense Fleet 自衛艦隊 Jiei Kantai

chain of command

Minister of Defense > Self Defense Fleet

organziation

Assignment

Historical

Commander-in-Chief

no date of
appointment
rank name class previous job next job note
1 1 Jul 1954 Vice Admiral Yoshida Hidemi 50th class, NA Cdr, Flotilla 1 Cdt, Yokosuka District Commander
2 20 Sep 1954 Vice Admiral Taniguchi Yasumaro 51st class, NA Cdt, Yokosuka District President, C&S College
3 1 Aug 1956 Vice Admiral Ihara Mitsugu 52nd class, NA Dir, Admin Dept, MSO Chief of Staff, MSDF
4 15 Aug 1958 Vice Admiral Fukuchi Nobuo 53rd class, NA Dir, Admin Dept, MSO Cdt, Yokosuka District
5 16 Mar 1960 Vice Admiral Aso Takao 55th class, NA Cdr, Escort Flotilla 2 Spt, 1st Svc School
6 1 Aug 1960 Vice Admiral Nakayama Sadayoshi 54th class, NA Administrator, JSC CinC, Self Defense Fleet
1 12 Jun 1961 Vice Admiral Nakayama Sadayoshi 54th class, NA Cdr, Self Defense Fleet Chief of Staff, MSDF Commander-in-chief
2 15 Aug 1961 Vice Admiral Suzuki Suguru 55th class, NA Att, MSO President, C&S College
3 16 Jul 1962 Vice Admiral Sugie Ichizo 56th class, NA Cdt, Maizuru District Chief of Staff, MSDF
4 1 Jul 1963 Vice Admiral Mikami Sakuo 56th class, NA Cdt, Sasebo District retired
5 1 Jan 1965 Vice Admiral Ishiguro Susumu 57th class, NA Att, MSO retired
6 16 Dec 1965 Vice Admiral Aioi Takahide 59th class, NA Cdr, Fleet Air Force retired
7 1 Jul 1967 Vice Admiral Yamamoto Keishiro 60th class, NA Cdt, Yokosuka District retired
8 1 Jan 1969 Vice Admiral Ibuki Shoichi 62nd class, NA Cdr, Fleet Air Force retired
9 1 Jul 1970 Vice Admiral Hoshino Seizaburo 63rd class, NA Cdt, Maizuru District retired
10 16 Mar 1972 Vice Admiral Kitamura Kenichi 64th class, NA Cdt, Yokosuka District retired
11 16 Mar 1973 Vice Admiral Motomura Tetsuro 65th class, NA Vice Chief of Staff, MSDF retired
12 1 Jul 1974 Vice Admiral Nakamura Teiji 67th class, NA Cdt, Kure District Chief of Staff, MSDF
13 16 Mar 1976 Vice Admiral Kunishima Kiyonori 68th class, NA President, C&S College retired
14 1 Sep 1977 Vice Admiral Saito Kunijiro 70th class, NA President, C&S College retired
15 1 Feb 1979 Vice Admiral Yada Tsugio 72nd class, NA Cdt, Sasebo District Chief of Staff, MSDF
16 15 Feb 1980 Vice Admiral Maeda Masaru 73rd class, NA Cdt, Sasebo District Chief of Staff, MSDF
17 16 Feb 1981 Vice Admiral Akiyama Masayuki 74th class, NA Cdr, Fleet Escort Force retired
18 1 Jul 1982 Vice Admiral Koga Tsuruo 75th class, NA Cdr, Fleet Escort Force retired
19 20 Dec 1983 Vice Admiral Nagata Hiroshi 76th class, NA Cdt, Kure District Chief of Staff, MSDF
20 1 Aug 1985 Vice Admiral Koga Kenichiro Kumamoto University Cdr, Fleet Air Force retired
21 7 Jul 1987 Vice Admiral Takasaki Ikuo JMSA Academy Cdt, Sasebo District retired
22 7 Jul 1988 Vice Admiral Kanazaki Jitsuo JMSA Academy Cdt, Sasebo District retired
23 31 Aug 1989 Vice Admiral Konishi Mineo 1st class, NDA Cdt, Kure District retired
24 1 Jul 1991 Vice Admiral Ito Tatsuji 2nd class, NDA Administrator, JSC retired
25 24 Mar 1993 Vice Admiral Yamamoto Makoto 4th class, NDA Cdt, Kure District retired
26 15 Dec 1994 Vice Admiral Muranaka Hisao 5th class, NDA Cdr, Fleet Escort Force retired
27 25 Mar 1996 Vice Admiral Saeki Seiji 7th class, NDA Vice Chief of Staff, MSDF retired
28 1 Jul 1997 Vice Admiral Gomi Mutsuyoshi 8th class, NDA Vice Chief of Staff, MSDF retired
29 1 Jul 1998 Vice Admiral Yamazaki Makoto 9th class, NDA Cdt, Ominato District retired
30 10 Dec 1999 Vice Admiral Hasegawa Go 10th class, NDA Cdt, Ominato District retired
31 27 Mar 2001 Vice Admiral Tani Katsuji 11th class, NDA Cdt, Kure District retired
32 22 Mar 2002 Vice Admiral Katsuyama Taku 12th class, NDA Cdt, Sasebo District retired
33 27 Mar 2003 Vice Admiral Makimoto Nobuchika 13th class, NDA President, C&S College retired
34 30 Aug 2004 Vice Admiral Nakajima Eiichi 15th class, NDA President, C&S College retired
35 27 Mar 2006 Vice Admiral Doke Kazunari 15th class, NDA Cdt, Kure District retired
36 28 Mar 2007 Vice Admiral Koda Yoji 16th class, NDA Cdt, Sasebo District retired
37 1 Aug 2008 Vice Admiral Izumi Toru 17th class, NDA President, C&S College retired
38 21 Jul 2009 Vice Admiral Sugimoto Masahiko 18th class, NDA Cdt, Kure District Chief of Staff, MSDF
39 26 Jul 2010 Vice Admiral Kuramoto Kenichi 19th class, NDA Cdr, Fleet Air Force retired
40 5 Aug 2011 Vice Admiral Kawano Katsutoshi 21st class, NDA Vice Chief of Staff, JS Chief of Staff, MSDF
41 26 Jul 2012 Vice Admiral Matsushita Yasushi 22nd class, NDA Cdr, Fleet Escort Force retired
42 28 Mar 2014 Vice Admiral Funada Eiichi University of Tokyo Vice Chief of Staff, MSDF retired
43 4 Aug 2015 Vice Admiral Shigeoka Yasuhiro 25th class, NDA Vice Chief of Staff, MSDF retired
44 22 Dec 2016 Vice Admiral Yamashita Kazuki 27th class, NDA Cdt, Sasebo District retired
45 1 Apr 2019 Vice Admiral Kasui Hiroyuki 29th class, NDA Cdr, Fleet Escort Force incumbent

Chief of Staff

no date of
appointment
rank name class previous job next job note
Rear Admiral Sugie Ichizo 56th class, NA Superintendent, Officer Cand. School
16 Jan 1958
Rear Admiral Aioi Takahide 59th class, NA Cdr, Fleet Air Force
16 Dec 1964
Rear Admiral Kitamura Kenichi 64th class, NA Cdr, Escort Flotilla 2
16 Dec 1967
Rear Admiral Kanazaki Jitsuo JMSA Academy Dir, Ope Dept, MSO Commandant, Ominato District
20 Dec 1985
Rear Admiral Nakajima Eiichi 15th class, NDA Cdr, Air Training Command
22 Mar 2002
7 Dec 2009 Rear Admiral Matsushita Yasushi 22nd class, NDA Chief of Staff, Sasebo District Cdr, Fleet Escort Force
26 Jul 2010 Rear Admiral Inoue Chikara 24th class, NDA Inspector General, MSO Dir, Ope Dept, JSO
5 Aug 2011
26 Jul 2012 Rear Admiral Doshita Tetsuro 26th class, NDA Inspector, Legal Compliance Commandant, Maizuru District
14 Oct 2014 Rear Admiral Otsuka Umio 27th class, NDA Dir, C4I Dept, MSO President, JMSDF C&S College
4 Aug 2015

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