An official website of the United States government
Here's how you know
A .mil website belongs to an official U.S. Department of Defense organization in the United States.
A lock (lock ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .mil website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Home : Media : News : News Article View
NEWS | Dec. 3, 2015

Army Surgeon General honored by Japanese Army

By Kirk Frady Army Medicine

FORT SAM HOUSTON, TEXAS -- Japanese Army Surgeon General, Maj. Gen. Satoshi Suzuki, presented U.S. Army Surgeon General, Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho, with the Japanese Medal of Defense Cooperation (Legion of Merit equivalent) and a letter of appreciation on behalf of the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force Chief of Staff, Gen. Kiyofumi Iwata, during a ceremony held Dec. 2 at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

Horoho received the award for promoting mutual understanding, partnership and cooperation between U.S. and Japanese medical officers.

In his letter, Iwata stated, "I would like to take this opportunity to express my most sincere thanks and appreciation for your long standing commitment to strengthening the partnership between the Japanese Ground Defense Force and the United States Army since assuming command in December 2011. The latest experience and knowledge you have shared with us on combat lifesaving, treatment and evacuation in Iraq and Afghanistan and the education and training for medical personnel served as a role model for the Japanese Ground Force Medical team in upgrading its quality."

Horoho said, "It is an extraordinary honor and privilege to receive this highly esteemed award. I believe trust, understanding and mutual respect is strengthened where people's lives, like our countries, are interwoven. Our medical departments have been doing that for many years and will no doubt continue to do so."
CONNECT WITH USINDOPACOM
Facebook

Like Us
X
363,201
Follow Us

ENGAGE & CONNECT MORE WITH PACOM

                                                 

IN THE USINDOPACOM NEWS
Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III's Meeting With President Wesley Simina of the Federated States of Micronesia
Graphic intended for use as a placeholder for Statements and Press Releases without accompanying imagery.
March 22, 2024 - Pentagon Press Secretary Maj. Gen. Pat Ryder provided the following readout...

AUKUS Trilateral Statement
Graphic intended for use as a placeholder for Statements and Press Releases without accompanying imagery.
March 22, 2024 - The Honourable Richard Marles MP, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence, Australia; the Right Honourable Grant Shapps, Secretary of State for Defence, United Kingdom; and Lloyd J. Austin III, Secretary of Defense,...

U.S., India launch Exercise Tiger TRIUMPH 2024
Courtesy Photo
March 21, 2024 - Indian and U.S. combined armed forces began Exercise Tiger TRIUMPH 2024 with the arrival of amphibious transport dock ship USS Somerset (LPD 25), March 18 and an opening ceremony March 19.This is the third time U.S. and...

USACE: Ensuring Safety Every Step of the Way
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Japan Engineer District (USACE JED) is the premier Department of Defense (DoD) military construction (MILCON) agent in the Pacific, providing facilities-related design and construction work in Japan for all military services and agencies. With over 60 years of experience in designing and constructing facilities in Japan, JED possesses the experience in Japanese standards and specifications, regulations, construction practices, maintenance requirements, and culture needed to ensure facilities are built with the utmost safety and professionalism. Photo by Charles Maib.
March 21, 2024 - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Japan Engineer District (USACE JED) is the premier Department of Defense (DoD) military construction (MILCON) agent in the Pacific, providing facilities-related design and construction work...

THAAD Battery in Guam Successfully Completes Table VIII Evaluation
A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense launcher used by E-3 Air Defense Artillery THAAD Battery as part of their Table VIII certification in Dededo, Guam, March 13, 2024. The THAAD battery, equipped with a state-of-the-art missile defense system, is tasked with defending Guam against ballistic missile threats. (U.S. Army Photo by Maj. Trevor Wild)
March 21, 2024 - In a testament to readiness and operational excellence, Task Force Talon's E-3 ADA THAAD Battery conducted a Table VIII evaluation for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system stationed in Guam, March 11-15,...