Yohei Yoshimizu

Visiting Fellow

Lieutenant Colonel Yohei Yoshimizu is currently on active duty with the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF). A specialist in military transportation with more than 15 years of service, Lt. Col. Yoshimizu’s current assignment is Strategic Planner with the Defense Plans and Policy Department (J5) of the Joint Staff at the Japanese Ministry of Defense. He has served in increasingly responsible positions in the JGSDF, including at the Central Readiness Force Headquarters (Currently reorganized as Ground Component Command); Eastern Army Headquarters; Logistics Management Department of the Ground Material Control Command; and the Logistics Management Division, Logistics Department of the General Staff. He has participated in numerous US-Japan bilateral exercises as well as organizing several bilateral and multilateral military logistics staff engagements. He has also served as an Instructor at the JGSDF Transportation School.


Bachelor of Arts, Public Policy
National Defense Academy, Kanagawa

Command and General Staff Course
JGSDF Staff College, Tokyo