14 graduates of the first Japanese Security Guard Academy on Torii Station

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14 graduates of the first Japanese Security Guard Academy on Torii Station

by: U.S. Army Garrison Okinawa | .
U.S. Army | .
published: February 10, 2017

The U.S. Army Garrison Okinawa Provost Marshal Office recognized 14 graduates of the first Japanese Security Guard Academy on Torii Station Feb. 3. The two weeks of training, instructed by the non-commissioned officers and members of the USAG-Okinawa protection team, included access control procedures, use of force, non-lethal and lethal weapons training, rule of law, law enforcement, and physical training. The guards are now prepared to assist USAG-O PMO in conducting law enforcement duties and bilateral training with the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force and Japanese Police. The guards represent a fundamental shift in employment of security forces across the garrison and our continued partnership with the local community.