Welcome to my site for the Marines that guard our property and staff at the Embassy in Tokyo Japan. We are a good sized detachment in Tokyo, as far as Embassy guard detachments go. I was in Japan from 1978 until 1979 (new years day). If you have pictures or stories dealing with the Marines stationed in Japan, send them to me. You may to find out how to mail items to me.
One thing I would like to make clear to all that are not associated with Marine Guards, is their mission. Marines are not at the embassy to fight for the embassy. Please read the mission statement and remember the guard on duty is considered expendable. We all accept that and do the job to the best of our ability.
The Marine Security Guards primary mission is to provide internal security services at designated U.S. Diplomatic and Consular facilities to prevent the compromise of classified information and equipment vital to the national security of the United States of America. The secondary mission of Marine Security Guards is to provide protection for U.S. citizens and U.S. Government property located within designated U.S. Diplomatic and Consular premises during exigent circumstances which require immediate aid or action.
We need your help with this site. Please send your detachment pictures and stories from your time in Tokyo.