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Capt. Ryosuke Taki Receives Air Force Commendation Medal
Brig. Gen. Leonard Kosinski, 5th Air Force vice commander, speaks during an award ceremony recognizing Capt. Ryosuke Taki, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, 1st Airborne Brigade, Section III Headquarters training officer on Yokota Air Base, Japan, April 16, 2021. Taki's leadership and active role in the relations between the United States and Japan achieved significant milestones for the U.S.-Japan Alliance. He proved instrumental in several bilateral operations and exercises such as New Year's Jump, Cobra Gold and Airborne 21. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jessica Avallone)