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Command Sergeant Major visits the 2nd Sergeant Training Unit, JGSDF, to observe Non-commissioned Officer training. Available in high definition.

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This work, CSM Leota Visits a JGSDF NCO School, by SGT William James Boyd, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:12.11.2012

Date Posted:12.11.2012 7:53PM


Video ID:193078





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