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14th Anniversary Celebration

WHINSEC celebrated completion of 14 years of service in the institute's auditorium Jan 15. More than 200 people, including leaders from all the MCoE units and local supporters, watched a video of the Institute from its inaugural ceremony in 2001 in Ridgway Hall to recent activities on its new campus along Baltzell Avenue. Col (Ret) Richard D. Downie, the institute's first commandant (2001-2004), was the featured speaker.
WHINSEC Board of Visitors Meets
The WHINSEC Board of Visitors, a federal advisory committee that oversees Institute operations, met Fri, Nov 21. Commandant Col. Keith W. Anthony presented an update on the year's activities, and members representing USNORTHCOM, USSOUTHCOM, and the Department of State discussed WHINSEC's roles and contributions to their organizations. Several citizens attended the open meeting, with two of them addressing the board with concerns and issues.
Partnering to Build Leaders

WHINSEC and MCoE partnered to bring in the Adaptive Soldier/Leader Training and Education (ASLTE) Mobile Training Team from the Army's Asymmetric Warfare Group, at Fort Meade, MD, recently to conduct the final stage of training to implement the Army Learning Method 2015. Nineteen WHINSEC training developers, including two partner nation instructors from Jamaica and Belize, joined thirteen MCoE soldiers and civilians at the Institute for the training.
Leadership Development begins with Cadets
WHINSEC conducts six to eight Cadet Leadership Development Courses per year, giving students a taste of U.S. Army life and equipment while they work on leadership skills. The Summer iterations of the course always include U.S. ROTC and West Point Cadets to begin learning a little Spanish, experience other cultures, and start friendships that may extend for life.
Command & General Staff Officer Course 2015
The CGSOC Class of 2015 graduated 65 students; 37 U.S. military officers, one U.S. Marshal, and 27 military and law enforcement officers from the Partner Nations of Belize, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay. WHINSEC's CGSOC is the same course offered at the Combined Arms Center at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, presented entirely in Spanish. Three students earned the Master of Military Art and Science degree while enrolled here, and nine earned Master's degrees through Troy University.
TRADOC CG visits WHINSEC Captains
During a visit to MCoE, Gen. David Perkins stopped in to view an Institute Maneuver Captains Career Course class. These classes, taught in Spanish, are the same as are taught in the neighboring classrooms in Maginnis-Wickam Hall, and include U.S. Army captains along with Partner-Nation officers from around the region. WHINSEC offers one course per year, always with 9-10 U.S. and 20 Partner-nation students.

WHINSEC FAST FACTS
Week of June 29-July 2, 2015
Two courses in session, 55 students from eight countries.

Maneuver Captains Career Course-WHINSEC
(31 students) trains on Urban Operations, Stryker Battalion Operations Orders; conducts Stryker Operations Order Briefs by students and a Tactical Operation Without Troops (TEWT) in Columbus.

United Nations Peace Keeping Operations Course
(33 students) presents a strategic overview of UNPKO, studies the establishment and functions of UNPKO; effective mandate implementation; standards, values, and safety of PKO personnel; legal aspects of PKO; and mission headquarters organization and staff procedures.

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