Pacific Fleet Commander invites JASH to Round Table

Admiral Harris welcomes JASH Directors and CPASF Trustees to his Headquarters

Admiral Harris welcomes JASH Directors and CPASF Trustees to his Headquarters

Admiral Harry Harris, new Commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, recently invited members of the Japan-America Society of Hawaii Directors and Crown Prince Akihito Scholarship Foundation Trustees for a visit of his Pacific Fleet headquarters. Admiral Harris provided a military mission briefing of the Pacific Command “AOR” (Area of Responsibility) which extends from California to the West Coast of Africa, and his role as Commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet. 
The Admiral, son of a Japanese mother and a Navy Chief Petty Officer, was recently honored by the Japanese American Citizens League for assuming four-star rank and being assigned as Commander of Pacific Fleet. Admiral Harris spoke about his recent visits to the region of his command, relating his engagements with Chinese, Russian, Korean, Japanese, and other military counterparts. Admiral Harris fielded questions, providing frank responses and assessments. The Admiral thanked JASH for the work it does in promoting U.S.-Japan relations, and how he looks forward to working with JASH for common causes.