A Conversation with General Paul M. Nakasone

  • When
When: January 11, 2021 from 6:00-7:00 pm ET
Where: Virtual Event
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Join the U.S.-Japan Council and The Asian/Pacific Islander American Chamber of Commerce and Entrepreneurship (National ACE) on January 11 for an exclusive interview with General Paul M. Nakasone, Commander, U.S. Cyber Command and Director, National Security Agency/Chief, Central Security Service. General Nakasone is currently the highest-ranking officer of Japanese and Asian American heritage in the United States Army.

This webinar is brought to you by our Presenting Sponsor, Deloitte, and will be moderated by Joe Ucuzoglu, Chief Executive Officer, Deloitte US. Tune in for an engaging and inspiring conversation with the United States’ most senior official dealing with the critical issue of cybersecurity for our country, during which we will discuss U.S.-Japan & East Asia relations, global and domestic security issues, leadership and more!

This event is open to the public and off the record. Simultaneous Japanese interpretation will be available.


General Paul M. Nakasone (Commander, U.S. Cyber Command and Director, National Security Agency/Chief, Central Security Service)

General Paul M. Nakasone assumed his present duties as Commander, U.S. Cyber Command and Director, National Security Agency/Chief, Central Security Service in May 2018.

He previously commanded U.S. Army Cyber Command from October 2016 – April 2018.

A native of White Bear Lake, Minnesota, GEN Nakasone is a graduate of Saint John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota, where he received his commission through the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps.

GEN Nakasone has held command and staff positions across all levels of the Army with assignments in the United States, the Republic of Korea, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

GEN Nakasone commanded the Cyber National Mission Force at U.S. Cyber Command. He has also commanded a company, battalion, and brigade, and served as the senior intelligence officer at the battalion, division and corps levels.

GEN Nakasone has served in Joint and Army assignments in the United States, the Republic of Korea, Iraq, and Afghanistan. His most recent overseas posting was as the Director of Intelligence, J2, International Security Assistance Force Joint Command in Kabul, Afghanistan.

GEN Nakasone has also served on two occasions as a staff officer on the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

GEN Nakasone is a graduate of the U.S. Army War College, the Command and General Staff College, and Defense Intelligence College. He holds graduate degrees from the U.S. Army War College, the National Defense Intelligence College, and the University of Southern California.

GEN Nakasone’s awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal (with oak leaf cluster), the Defense Superior Service Medal (with three oak leaf clusters), Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal (with oak leaf cluster), Army Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal (with oak leaf cluster), Army Achievement Medal (with four oak leaf clusters), Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Iraq Campaign Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Combat Action Badge, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge.

GEN Nakasone and his wife are the proud parents of four children, who form the nucleus of “Team Nakasone.”

Moderator: Joe Ucuzoglu (Chief Executive Officer, Deloitte US)

Joe Ucuzoglu is the Chief Executive Officer of Deloitte US, leading the largest  professional services organization in the United States. With more than 100,000 professionals, Deloitte provides audit and assurance, tax, consulting, and risk and financial advisory services to a broad cross-section of the largest corporations and governmental agencies.  

Mr. Ucuzoglu remains actively engaged with many of our clients across multiple sectors, working to ensure that the full breadth of Deloitte is consistently delivered. He frequently speaks on a broad range of current issues facing the business community such as building a culture of  purpose and inclusivity, the evolving regulatory landscape, and the role that businesses must play in leading society through the rapid pace of technology-driven change.  

Previously, Mr. Ucuzoglu served as the leader of Deloitte’s Audit & Assurance practice in the United States, responsible for overseeing all aspects of the transformation of the practice and delivering profession-leading innovation and quality while preparing Deloitte’s talent for a digitally driven future. He also served as the national managing partner for  government, regulatory, and professional matters. In this role, he had oversight for Deloitte’s interactions with regulators and elected officials as well as overseeing the government affairs, public policy, and ethics functions.  

Earlier in his career, Mr. Ucuzoglu served as senior advisor to the chief  accountant at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), advising on complex accounting, auditing, and public policy matters, and interacting frequently with other governmental agencies and Congress.  

Mr. Ucuzoglu serves on the board of directors of the Partnership for New York City, the governing board of the Center for Audit Quality, and the Board of Councilors of the University of Southern California Marshall  School of Business. He is a member of the Fortune CEO Initiative, the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion, the Economic Club of New York, and the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation.  

Mr. Ucuzoglu received a BS in Accounting from the University of Southern California.