Ted Melton (right), director of the Army Capabilities Integration Center’s International Army Programs Directorate, hosted a delegation from the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force June 15-16. The delegation was led by Col. Watara Inoue, section chief of the Research & Development Division, Policy and Programs Department. The visit centered on the roles and mission of ARCIC, a subordinate unit of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. The delegation received presentations from the Force 2025 and Beyond Directorate as well as ARCIC’s Concept Development and Learning and Capabilities Development Directorate. Topics of interest included Network Integration Evaluation 16.1, Army Warfighting Assessment, Unified Quest, Unified Challenge and future ARCIC experimentation exercises. While in the U.S., the delegation also visited the Brigade Modernization Command at Fort Bliss, Texas.