Welcome to WHINSEC
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.
Benavidez Hall Named on WHINSEC Campus
WHINSEC's Benavidez NCO Academy moved into Bldg 392 in 2010.
Now, the building itself has been named in honor of the late MSG Roy P.
Benavidez, who earned the Medal of Honor in Vietnam in 1968. In that heroic
event, then SSG Benavidez went to the rescue of a unit being attacked, and
save at least eight fellow Soldiers while sustaining 37 separate wounds.
Benavidez went on to serve a total of 21 years in the active Army, and spent
his retirement years encouraging young people to get their education and to
pursue high goals. WHINSEC is proud to recognize this Hispanic hero for a
second time, and Fort Benning has Benavidez Hall to commemorate his
sacrifice for his country.
CGSOC Class of 14-15
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 July 21, 2014
Four courses in session, 160 students from 13 countries.
WHINSEC Course Highlights for the week of July 21-25, 2014 :
*Cadet Leadership Development Course begins July 23.
Maneuver Captains Career Course-WHINSEC
(30 students) conducts a Battle
Forge simulation exercise, Company Final Exam, Initial Counseling, Company
Command Leadership Panel, Decisive Action Brigade Level (DABL) Preparation,
National Infantry Museum Visit and Operation Blue
Warrior Leader Course-WHINSEC
(37 students) conducts training in Sexual
Harassment and Rape Prevention, the Effects of Culture, Ethical Problem
Solving, Military Justice and Discipline, Resilience, Suicide Prevention for
Junior Leaders, NCO Education System, Training Management, how to Conduct
Individual Training, Supply Procedures and the History of the NCO.
Command & General Staff Officer Course
(66 students) conducts classes on
Briefing Techniques, Lawful Treatment of Detained and Captured Personnel,
Social Welfare in the United States, U.S Legal System, Cultural Awareness,
Effective Communication and Critical & Creative Thinking; takes a study trip
to Andersonville National Historic Site and POW/MIA Museum.
Medical Assistance Course
(27 students) conducts training in Developing a
Physical Fitness Program, Medical Terminology, Vital Signs and Monitoring
Devices, OB-GYN Emergencies, Infection, Asepsis & Sterile Technique,
Pharmacology, Medication Administration, Injections, Skin Disease Primary
Care, Basic Wound Primary Care and Advanced Wound Care.
Cadet Leadership Development Course conducts training in Sexual Harassment
and Rape Prevention, Armed Forces & Democracy, The Profession Of Arms, the
Field Studies Program, Democracy & Human Rights, and an Introduction to Map
Reading; conducts U.S. Weapons Familiarization and the Warrior Training
Center Obstacle Course.