General Ralph E. “Ed” Eberhart supports JUMP because of JUMP’s events and activities that continue to keep those who served in Japan involved in the Japanese culture and affairs.
“The US–Japan relationship is unique, and with careful nurturing will become even stronger over time.”
Lt Gen (ret) Francis Wiercinski emphasizes the importance the teamwork between U.S. forces and JSDF, and the importance of maintaining friendships and relationships in his endorsement of JUMP.
“JUMP is a gathering place where we share our story and do our part in maintaining the U.S.-Japan alliance and the people-to-people relationships between our defense forces and families in the years ahead. It is also an important people-to-people program that continues to help us hold onto our relationships … and to live together as one team!”
Lt. Gen. Kenneth J. Glueck Jr., USMC (ret.), endorses JUMP as a way to stay connected, relive great connections, and help to shape the future of the U.S.-Japan alliance.
“Throughout my 41-year career, my most memorable and rewarding years were spent in Japan,” he recounts. “The historical and cultural opportunities that my family and I were able to experience were only second to the true friendships we developed with our Japanese hosts.”
Admiral Dennis C. Blair, USN (ret.) endorses JUMP as a powerful tool through which we can continue to build upon the U.S.-Japan alliance. Click through to read his thoughts on the program.
Adm. Blair is a renowned expert on Pacific military issues, having served as Director of National Intelligence and Commander in Chief of the U.S. Pacific Command. During his 34-year Navy career, Blair served on guided missile destroyers in both the Atlantic and Pacific fleets and commanded the Kitty Hawk Battle Group. Ashore, he served as Director of the Joint Staff and held budget and policy positions on the National Security Council and several major Navy staffs.