Soldiers PCSing to Japan will need to use the Army Career Tracker's Total Army Sponsorship Program to initiate the DA Form 5434 (Sponsorship Program Counseling and Information Sheet) and request a sponsor. Sponsorship is required in order to process permanent change of station orders to Japan.  Department of the Army civilians can fill out the PDF version of DA Form 5434 and email it to their gaining organization or supervisor to request a sponsor.

Logo_TASP.pngThe Total Army Sponsorship Program, or TASP, mission is to help Soldiers, civilian employees and their families better integrate into the U.S. Army, and to assist them when they transition to different units. Sponsorship applies to all active component Soldiers in ranks E-1 through O-6, according to TASP Regulation, Army Regulation 600-8-8.

TASP ensures incoming Soldiers are assigned sponsors prior to reporting to their next duty station. Obtaining a sponsor reduces the stress of reporting to a new unit, enhances resiliency and improves readiness among Soldiers and family members. Did you know you can request a youth sponsor for your child(ren)? Check out the School Support Services webpage for more information

The Relocation Readiness Program is another tremendous asset to you and your family during your move to Japan. They offer many great services, to include relocation counseling, customized welcome packets, as well as providing monthly cultural awareness classes, the weekly Newcomer's Community Readiness Expo, sponsorship training, and a Lending Closet where you can borrow kitchen kits during your inbound or outbound move.

You can contact your local Relocation Readiness Program office to receive Japan-specific information and resources by emailing or calling DSN 315-263-5736 or COM 011-81-46-407-5736

Quick Start Guide

When to start the DA Form 5434:  Once notification of assignment Instructions are received. See quick start guide for more information.

How to Request a Sponsor

Note: This cannot be completed until you’ve received notification from Human Resources Command. Also, please note that units are not required to assign a sponsor until 120 days prior to your report date. If you require assistance prior to that, contact the Installation Sponsorship Liaison at and request that your sponsor be assigned as soon as possible.

  1. Log on to
  2. Click the “Messages” dropdown menu, and then “DA Form 5434.” 
  3. Click “Create New Form.” 
  4. Fill out all applicable sections (Sections 1, 2, 4 and 5).
  5. Once completed, your sponsor will be notified and can begin providing you the information to better assist you in your move.
  6. If your sponsor changes, you will receive notifications in the “Messages” section in ACT.

Note: All communications between the sponsor and incoming Soldier will be done in the ACT Sponsorship portal.  Please track your progress through the Army Career Tracker

Camp Zama Base Essentials

For essential information on sponsorship and check-in procedures, please visit the Camp Zama Base Essentials resource page from Military OneSource at