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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.
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 Current Facts, as of October 20, 2014
Six courses in session, 430 students from 19 countries.

WHINSEC Course Highlights for the week of Oct 20-Oct 24 2014 :

Command & General Staff Officer Course
(66 students) studies Tactical Sustainment Doctrine, Army Force Generation, National Security Policy Formulation, Naval Innovation Between the Wars, Decisive Action: Offense, Decisive Action: Defense, Amphibious War Theory, Decisive Action: Stability Operations; and takes a trip to Anniston Army Depot.

Joint Operations Course
(26 students) studies Course of Action (COA) Analysis, Course of Action Comparison, and Course of Action Approval; conducts a Cresting Ceremony; and graduates on Thursday, Oct 23.

Intelligence Analysis of Transnational Operations
(33 students) conducts a Cresting Ceremony and graduates on Wednesday, Oct 22.

NCO Professional Development Course and NCOPD-English
(56 students) study Conducting a Raid, Coordinating with Adjacent Units, Tactical Site Exploitation, Preventing Fratricide, Riot Control Functions, Actions on Combat, Air & Ground Integration, Platoon Movement Formations & Techniques, Conducting an Attack by Platoon; conduct a Terrain Board Practical Exercise.

Combating Transnational Threats Course
(61 students) conducts a Field Studies Program trip to Atlanta; studies Troop Leading Procedures, Plans, Orders & Annexes, Vehicle Search, Personnel Search, Intel Support for The Military Decision Making Process (MDMP) and Link Network Analysis.

Cadet Leadership Development Course
(188 students) conducts a Confidence Course, a Combat Water Survival Test (CWST), a U.S. Weapons Familiarization and a Map Reading Exam; studies/practices Terrain Association, Land Navigation, and Battle Drills.

Event Calendar


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