Tomohisa Takei

Advisor to the CEO of Sampa Kogyo
Former Chief of Staff, Japan Maritime
Self-Defense Force

Admiral Takei was the 32nd Chief of Staff of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force. Currently, he serves as a special advisor to the CEO of the Sampa Kogyo in Yokohama from March 2020.

Admiral Takei retired from active duty in December 2016 after having served for two years as the 32nd Chief of Staff of the JMSDF. Prior to assuming this post, he served as the Commandant, JMSDF Yokosuka District (2012-2014); Vice Chief of Staff, JMSDF (2011-2012); Commandant, JMSDF Ominato District (2010-2011); Director, the MSO Operations and Plans Department (N3/N5) (2008-2010); Chief of Staff, Kure District (2007-2008); Director, the C4I Systems Department (J6), Joint Staff Office (2006-2007), among others.

He joined the JMSDF after graduating from the National Defense Academy and holds a master’s degree from the University of Tsukuba. He is also a graduate of the U.S. Naval War College, class of 1999. In 2016, Admiral Takei was awarded the Legion of Honour (L’ordre national de la Légion d’honneur) by the Government of France and has been awarded the Legion of Merit from the U.S. four times, as well as the Legion of Merit from Turkey.

After retirement from active duty, Admiral Takei assumed the position of CNO’s Distinguished International Fellow in the International Programs Department at the U.S. Naval War College in April 2017.

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