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Northrop Grumman hires Japanese Self Defense Force vet

Northrop Grumman has tapped retired Col. Toshihiko Seki to head the company’s Air Power Programs based in Tokyo.

In his new role, Seki will support Japan’s current fleet of 13 Northrop Grumman E-2C early warning aircraft, as well as identifying how Northrop Grumman’s ISR capabilities can assist the Japan Air Self Defense Force (JASDF), the company said in a news release.

Seki is a 30-year veteran of the JASDF and a graduate of Rikkyo University and the Japan Command and Staff course.

During his military career, he served as commander of the JASDF’s 501st Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, chief of plans and programs for Japanese forces deployed in Iraq, and head of plans and operations for the Air Development Command, among other roles.

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Reader Comments

Wed, Mar 19, 2014 CARLOS J. ZALDIVAR

Great to have such an experienced person such as Col.Toshihico Seki, I wish you the best. Times have changed since the 2WW. The US has to let the allies, build up. To defend and advance, if needed. I suspect some readers might be skeptical, but look at our common opposites. Look at how they are building up with technologies, quantity and in some cases territory advances. Do you think the Cold War is back? God help or chilđren and ALL of humanity.

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