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  • Rear Adm. Carl A. Lahti

    Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Japan

    Commander, Navy Region Japan


    Rear Admiral Carl Lahti is a native of Buffalo, New York. He is a 1989 graduate of the United States Naval Academy, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering. He holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California and a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. From 2005-2006, Lahti served as an associate fellow with the Chief of Naval Operations where he studied alternative energy strategies for the Navy.

  • Captain Brad Stallings

    Deputy Commander and Chief of Staff, U.S. Naval Forces, Japan 


    Capt. Stallings is a native of Attica, Ohio.  He is a 1995 graduate of the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Florida with a Bachelor of Technology in Industrial Management.  He also holds a Master’s in Electrical Engineering and completed the Total Ship’s System Engineering (TSSE) program from the U.S. Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.  Additionally, he holds a Master's in Military Studies from the Command and Staff College in Quantico, Virginia and is a   graduate of the Joint Forces Staff College in Norfolk, Virginia.

  • Robert P. Posthumus

    Executive Director
    Commander, Navy Region Japan


    Before being selected in his current position, Mr. Posthumus was the Deputy Commander for Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) Twin Cities located in Bloomington, Minnesota.

  • CMDCM (SW/EXW/AW) Samuel J. Robinson

    Command Master Chief, U.S. Naval Forces Japan, Navy Region Japan 


    An Arkansas native who attended Recruit Training and Seaman Apprenticeship Training at Recruit Training Command Great Lakes.