Shih Chou commanded the 1st Genyosha in the absence of its commanding officer, Hohiro Kurita, who was on Tharkad at the start of the Jihad conflict. After the first few days of conflict the Otomo and Izanagi Warriors had lost most of their leadership and placed themselves under Tai-sa Chou's command.
- Jihad Turning Points: Luthien, pp. 6-7, "Combatants"
- Field Report: DCMS, p. 12