Hiroki Tanaka

Visiting Fellow

LCDR Hiroki Tanaka, from the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF), is currently assigned as a strategic planner with the Defense Plans and Policy Department (J5) of the Joint Staff Office at the Japanese Ministry of Defense. As a surface ship officer, he has served as a communication officer, assistant ASW officer, Damage Control Officer, ASW Officer, and Chief Engineer. He also served as an instructor at the National Defense Academy of Japan and Deputy Director of Secretariat of International Peace Cooperation HQs, Cabinet Office.


Bachelor of Engineering (Department of Mechanical Engineering)
National Defense Academy, Kanagawa, Japan

Command and Staff Course
JMSDF Staff College, Tokyo, Japan