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12 Years, 16,000 students
WHINSEC celebrated its 12th anniversary in Marshall Auditorium, McGinnis-Wickam Hall, Jan 17. After more than a decade of service, the Institute has trained almost 16,000 students representing 34 nations. In the traditional cake cutting ceremony, the Commandant and Assistant Commandant were joined by the oldest and youngest Partner Nation instructors and the oldest and youngest U.S. employees. Pictured, from left, are Peruvian Army instructor LTC José Riva, Colombian Army instructor SGT Marlinn Duran, Commandant Col. Glenn Huber, Asst. Commandant Colombian Army Col. Alberto Sepulveda, Translator Mr. Mauricio Lawson and instructor SSG Danny Eguia.
Fast-Rope Rappelling from a UH-60 Blackhawk
Fast-rope rappelling from a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter is one of the many subjects these students in the Counterdrug Operations Course learn and practice. Each counterdrug course also goes to the Navy Small Craft Instruction and Technical Training School, Stennis Space Center, Mississippi, for a week of riverine operations with NAVSCIATTS students.
WHINSEC Earns 2012 Wm J. Perry Award
In a ceremony at the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies (U.S. National Defense University) in Washington, D.C., on Sep 20, WHINSEC received the 2012 Dr. William J. Perry Award for Excellence in Security and Defense Education. Dr. Perry was the Secretary of Defense who established CHDS in 1997. Created in 2007, the award is given each year to one individual and one institution that have made significant contributions in promoting education, research, outreach and knowledge. In the picture, Colonel Glenn Huber, WHINSEC's Commandant (L); Dr. Richard D. Downie, CHDS director (C), and Colombian Colonel Alberto Sepúlveda, WHINSEC's Assistant Commandant. (Photo: CHDS)
Cultural Expo at Chattahoochee Co High
WHINSEC faculty and family members representing 15 nations brought
themselves, their artifacts and symbols to Chattahoochee County High School Mar 28. Partner nations at the Institute offer at least one cultural expo every year in the area. This year, CCHS hosted its second, with the school's JROTC cadets providing the guides to direct students to each booth. Here you see Canadian Lt. Col. Steven Guilbault acquainting students to his nation and its culture.
Current Operations Discussion Panel
Troy Univ. Prof. John van Doorn leads a seminar during the Current Ops Discussion Panel. The three-day panel brought in Subject-Matter experts for discussions focused on Stability Operations (Counter-Terrorism, Peacekeeping, Humanitarian Assistance). The four topics analyzed: Multinational Command and Control/Achieving Unity of Effort; Inter-American Military Planning in support of Disaster Relief Operations; Inter-American Peacekeeping and UN Observer Activities; and Western Hemisphere Cooperation in Counter-terrorism Activities. WHINSEC participants are students in the Command and General Staff Officer Course: 39 U.S. Military, one U.S. Marshal and 19 officers of 10 Partner Nations.
Moving in to a Permanent Home
The Amos Library, Translation Division, Staff and Faculty Development Division, Language Lab, and the Engagement Skills Trainer have already moved in to two of the buildings on Baltzell Avenue as WHINSEC transitions to its permanent campus. During 2013, most of the Institute's schools and offices will relocate, and by the end of the year, all the state-of-the-art classrooms will be ready to welcome students.
WHINSEC FAST FACTS
WHINSEC Current Facts, as of May 13, 2013
Seven courses in session, 292 students from 15 countries.
Course Highlights, May 13-17:
Command and General Staff Officer Course
(59 students) conducts Graduation
Panel, Counseling, Out-Processing, Cresting Ceremony, prepares for
graduation on May 22.
Counterdrug Operations Course
(87 students) conducts an End of Course
Survey, receives a Customs and Border Patrol / DEA Presentation, holds a
Cresting Ceremony, and graduates May 16.
NCO Professional Development Course
(24 students) is conducting Military
Operations on Urbanized Terrain training, Squad/Platoon Operations (STX),
Cold Load Training and Airmobile Operations to Landing Zone.
Intelligence Analysis of Illicit Operations Course
(35 students) studies
Link Analysis, COIN/Urban Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield (IPB),
Document and Site Exploitation, Commodity Flow, Intro to Tactical Intel
Packages (TIP), and take a Terrain Walk (W2-McKenna).
Civil Affairs Operations Course
(26 students) conducts a trip to the
Columbus Emergency Management Office (CEMA), a Disaster Relief Case Study,
and a Culmination Evaluated Exercise.
Maneuver Captains Career Course
(24 students) conducts training in Stability
Operations, Tactical Logistics, Homeland Defense and Defense Support to
Civil Authorities, Offensive Operations, Operational Law, Defensive
Operations, and Joint Operations (Presentations).
Human Rights Instructor Course
(25 students) studies Advanced IHL
Principles, The Rule of Law, Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law
(IHL) Research, and Lawful Use of Lethal and Non-Lethal Force using EST