JGSDF Camp Komakado

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JGSDF Camp Komakado
駒門駐屯地
Gotemba, Shizuoka, Japan
Type Military Base
Site information
Controlled by Ministry of Defense (Japan)
Site history
Built 1936
In use 1936-1945 Imperial Japanese Army
1945-1960 United States Army
1960-present Japan Ground Self-Defense Force

JGSDF Camp Komakado (駒門駐屯地?, Komakado-chūtonchi) is a military base of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, located in Gotemba, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. It is one of several military facilities located in the foothills of Mount Fuji.

History[edit]

Camp Komakado was established in April 1936 by the Imperial Japanese Army as a training facility, and by 1943 it had become the central training school for Japan’s heavy artillery regiments.

After the end of World War II, Camp Komakado came under the control of the United States Army in Japan, and was renamed “South Camp”.

In 1960, after the conclusion of the Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security between the United States and Japan, the base was returned to the control of the Japanese government and reestablished as a training facility for artillery and armor under the post-war Ground Japan Self-Defense Force. The JSDF 1st Tank Battalion has been based at Camp Komakado since 1962.

The International Peace Cooperation Activities Training Unit of the Central Readiness Force has been based at Camp Komakado since 2007.

Organization[edit]

The following are units currently stationed in Camp Komakado:[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 駐屯地所在部隊 (in Japanese). Ground Self-Defense Force. Retrieved 2010-03-13. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°15′25″N 138°54′09″E / 35.25694°N 138.90250°E / 35.25694; 138.90250