The “Sponsor” is an SRF-JRMC employee who is appointed by the Selecting Official to assist the new employee arriving to the command. Normally, one sponsor is assigned for each new employee. The sponsor’s role is to assist the new employee, who likely doesn’t know what to expect upon arrival to Japan. The Sponsor isn’t expected to know all the answers but should be able to provide the resources and contacts for the new employee to get answers and begin fulfillment of their mission for the command.
It is important to communicate early and openly with your sponsor. New employees will likely have a lot of questions and need assistance – please ask a lot of questions - this is what your sponsor is here for.
Note: the person who is reporting for duty is considered the “Sponsor” for all accompanying family members so be aware this term applies to you in relation to your dependents.