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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.
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
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 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 Falcon.

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.

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.