Round table discussion
During a round table discussion conducted Jan. 16, 2016, at Camp Kenjun, Japan, U.S. Army Col. Luis Pomales (left), a San Juan, Puerto Rico, native serving as the director of the Army Reserve Engagement Team-Japan (ARET-J), discusses methods to build closer relations between Japan Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF) Reserve Component service members and their respective civilian employers. The candid meeting was one of several social, cultural and military training events that culminated into one of the first bilateral engagements conducted exclusively by ARET-J and JGSDF Western Army Reserve Component (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. John L. Carkeet IV, U.S. Army Japan)