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WHINSEC Campus in operation

The campus on Baltzell Avenue unifies WHINSEC on a single site. The renovation of these historic buildings retains their historic character, while providing the Institute state-of-the-art classrooms and workspace inside. Six of the eight buildings on the campus are in full operation, with the last two due to be completed late in the year.
WHINSEC CGSOC Graduates
Sixty-two military and law enforcement officers of the WHINSEC Command and General Staff Officer Course, Class of 2013-2014, graduated in Marshall Auditorium, Wed, May 21. Nine countries sent students through the course--Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, El Salvador, Mexico, Panama and the U.S. In a first for the Institute, a Chief Warrant Officer Five was included in the student body. Five officers earned the Master of Military Art & Science degree, and 13 more earned the Master of Science in International Relations degree from Troy University during their year here.
Institute's Fifth Commandant

Col. Keith W. Anthony assumed command of WHINSEC on Fri, Apr 25, becoming only the fifth commandant in the 13-year history of the Institute. LTG Robert B. Brown, Commander of the Army's Combined Arms Center, Fort Leavenworth, passed the colors of the unit to Col. Anthony from Col. Glenn R. Huber, Jr., who had served in the position for nearly four years, staying on through the renovation and dedication of the WHINSEC campus.
1st Senior Enlisted Advisor Class
Seven senior enlisted officials from the Colombian Army, Marines and National Police recently completed WHINSEC's enlisted advisor course. Based on the U.S. Army's Sergeants Major Course, the class prepares senior enlisted leaders for the challenges of current military and security-force missions. Areas of study include team-building, communication skills, national military strategy, training management and operations planning. Course emphasis is on the skills, knowledge, and abilities required for senior enlisted personnel to excel in positions at the highest levels of their organizations.
Border Patrol Leaders Review WHINSEC Courses
Four leaders of the Border Patrol Tactical Unit (BORTAC), a part of the Border Patrol's Special Operations Group, visited WHINSEC, Jul 21-22, to learn about the Institute and its courses. BORTAC is a "highly trained and specially equipped tactical unit for specialized rapid response or deliberate deployments to law enforcement situations and intelligence based threats requiring special tactics. in defense of our national security." The team also has a training responsibility, so its visit to the Institute focused on courses that may support BORTAC's own training tasks.
CGSOC Class of 14-15
The Command and General Staff Officer Class of 2014-2015 opened July 16 with a Flag Ceremony honoring the 13 nations represented in the class. Sixty-six students from Belize, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and the U.S.A. will be taking their intermediate level education course over the next 47 weeks. CGSOC is the U.S. Army's course for mid-level officers, offered in Spanish at WHINSEC. Students are from all branches of military service and from law enforcement organizations, including an officer of the U.S. Marshals Service.

WHINSEC FAST FACTS
WHINSEC Current Facts, as of August 25, 2014
Four courses in session, 150 students from 13 countries.

WHINSEC Course Highlights for the week of Aug 25-28, 2014 :

*Joint Operations Course (eight weeks) begins Wednesday, Aug 27.

Maneuver Captains Career Course-WHINSEC
(30 students) studies Initial Tactical Operations; Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Planning; and Military Decision Making Process Steps.

Command & General Staff Officer Course
(66 students) studies Civil Military Relations in National Security, Developing Learning Organizations, Perils of Imperial Over-extension-Decline of Napoleon, Command Post of the Future (CPOF), Armed Forces & Democracy, National Security Organizations & National Strategies.

Medical Assistance Course
(27 students) studies and practices Casualty Triage, Managing a Casualty, Trauma Scenarios: Integration; and conducts the Fieldcraft 3 Exam.

Civil Affairs Operations Course
(27 students) studies Foreign Humanitarian Assistance (FHA); Civil Information Management; Nation Assistance (NA); Support to Civil Administration (SCA); the Civil Affairs Area Study; Civil Affairs Planning, Measures of Effectiveness and Performance (MOP/MOE); Unified Action Partners; the Effects-Based Approach, Introduction to The Civil-military Operations Estimate; Civil Project Planning & Coordination; and Project Management.

*Joint Operations Course will be conducting a Welcome Brief and a class on Classroom Technology, and studying The Foundation of Foreign Policy: Circles of Power.

Event Calendar

Videos

WHINSEC said goodbye to their former Commandant and welcomed a new one. Melissa Bell brings us the ceremony that marked this official occasion.