Careers: Military--Army, Navy, Airforce, Marines, Coast Guard/Camp Zama in Japan


Two of the characters in my book are in the Army.  

Why are American soldiers sent to Camp Zama in Japan, and what are the duties for a male soldier?  Is it a peace keeping base?

Thank you,

Hi Nancy,

Always glad to help out an author! Yes, Camp Zama can essentially be called a "peace-keeping" infantry units are stationed there, and it`s not in a combat zone. The U.S has various military bases around the world, and they decided to set up shop in Japan with Camp Zama.

A Soldier's duties there depend on what his job is. There are a few different main people that are stationed there, combat engineers, signal corps, and military intelligence. So if you read up more on that, it might help you, as I don`t know what you want your soldiers to be doing exactly. Here`s some more information, and you can also find out more about the units stationed there:

Wikipedia page:
U.S Army Garrison webpage of Japan:

I hope that helps.

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