Eastern Army (JGSDF)

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Eastern Army 東部方面隊 Tobu Homentai

chain of command

Minister of Defense > Eastern Army

organization

Assignment

Historical

Commander

no date of
appointment
rank name class previous job next job note
1 Aug 1959 Lt General Sugita Ichiji 37th class, MA Cdr, 3rd District Cdr, Eastern Army Chief, Opening Office
1 14 Jan 1960 Lt General Sugita Ichiji 37th class, MA Chief, Opening Office,
Eastern Army
Chief of Staff, GSDF
2 11 Mar 1960 Lt General Omori Hiroshi University of Tokyo Vice Chief of Staf, GSDF Chief of Staff, GSDF
3 12 Mar 1962 Lt General Hosoda Hiroshi 39th class, MA Vice Chief of Staff, GSDF Att, Eastern Army HQ
4 16 Mar 1963 Lt General Ikeno Kiyomi University of Tokyo Cdr, Middle Army Att, Eastern Army HQ
5 16 Mar 1964 Lt General Nojiri Norio 41st class, MA Cdr, 1st Division retired
6 30 Apr 1966 Lt General Yamada Masao University of Tokyo Vice Chief of Staff, GSDF Chief of Staff, GSDF
7 14 Mar 1968 Lt General Tanaka Kengoro 45th class, MA Vice Chief of Staff, GSDF retired
8 1 Jul 1969 Lt General Masuda Kanetoshi 46th class, MA Vice Chief of Staff, GSDF retired
9 22 Dec 1970 Lt General Nakamura Ryuhei 49th class, MA Cdr, 11th Division Chief of Staff, GSDF
10 1 Jul 1971 Lt General Takeda Tsugosaku 49th class, MA Vice Chief of Staff, GSDF retired
11 1 Jul 1973 Lt General Nakayama Heihachiro 51st class, MA Vice President, NDA retired
12 17 Mar 1975 Lt General Kurisu Hiroomi University of Tokyo Administrator, JSC Chief of Staff, GSDF
13 15 Oct 1976 Lt General Takashina Takehiko 54th class, MA Cdt, JGSDF Staff College Chief of Staff, GSDF
14 20 Oct 1977 Lt General Nagano Shigeto 55th class, MA Vice Chief of Staff, GSDF Chief of Staff, GSDF
15 28 Jul 1978 Lt General Iiyama Shigeru 57th class, MA Cdr, 8th Division retired
16 1 Jul 1980 Lt General Araki Hajime 59th class, MA Cdr, 4th Division retired
17 1 Jul 1982 Lt General Matsunaga Tsutomu 60th class, MA Vice President, NDA retired
18 29 Mar 1984 Lt General Magori Michio Vice Chief of Staff, GSDF retired
19 1 Jul 1985 Lt General Masuoka Kanae Cdr, 9th Division retired
20 17 Mar 1986 Lt General Hiratsuka Hiroshi Superintendent, Fuji School retired
21 16 Mar 1987 Lt General Terajima Taizo Tohoku University Vice Chief of Staff, GSDF Chief of Staff, GSDF
22 11 Dec 1987 Lt General Tanetomo Shojiro Vice Chief of Staff, GSDF retired
23 30 Jun 1989 Lt General Minagawa Yukio 1st class, NDA Cdr, North Eastern Army retired
24 9 Jul 1990 Lt General Odawara Akira 2nd class, NDA Cdr, 11th Division retired
25 16 Jun 1992 Lt General Shigematsu Keizo 3rd class, NDA Cdr, Western Army retired
26 1 Jul 1993 Lt General Uno Shoji 4th class, NDA Cdr, Middle Army retired
27 1 Jul 1994 Lt General Sawada Yoshio 6th class, NDA Vice President, NDA retired
28 1 Jul 1996 Lt General Fujinawa Yuji 8th class, NDA Vice Chief of Staff, GSDF Chief of Staff, GSDF
29 1 Jul 1997 Lt General Masuda Kanehiro 9th class, NDA Cdr, 2nd Division retired
30 10 Dec 1999 Lt General Yamaguchi Yoshihiro 11th class, NDA Vice Chief of Staff, GSDF retired
31 22 Mar 2002 Lt General Suga Hirotoshi 13th class, NDA Vice Chief of Staff, GSDF retired
32 29 Mar 2004 Lt General Imamura Isao 15th class, NDA Cdr, 7th Division retired
33 27 Mar 2006 Lt General Sawayama Shoichi 16th class, NDA Cdr, 4th Division retired
34 3 Jul 2007 Lt General Izumi Issei 18th class, NDA Vice Chief of Staff, JS retired
35 21 Jul 2009 Lt General Sekiguchi Taiichi 20th class, NDA Vice Chief of Staff, GSDF retired
36 5 Aug 2011 Lt General Watanabe Yoshikazu University of Tokyo Vice Chief of Staff, GSDF retired
37 22 Aug 2013 Lt General Isobe Koichi 24th class, NDA Vice Chief of Staff, JS retired
38 4 Aug 2015 Lt General Moriyama Naotada 26th class, NDA Vice President, NDA retired
39 8 Aug 2017 Lt General Sumida Kazuaki 28th class, NDA Vice Chief of Staff, JS Cdr, Ground Component Command
40 1 Aug 2018 Lt General Takata Katsuki 29th class, NDA Vice Chief of Staff, GSDF incumbent

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