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14th Anniversary Celebration BoV 2014 Build Leaders Leadership Development Border Patrol Leaders Review WHINSEC Courses TRADOC CG visits WHINSEC Captains
14th Anniversary Celebration

WHINSEC celebrated completion of 14 years of service in the institute's auditorium Jan 15. More than 200 people, including leaders from all the MCoE units and local supporters, watched a video of the Institute from its inaugural ceremony in 2001 in Ridgway Hall to recent activities on its new campus along Baltzell Avenue. Col (Ret) Richard D. Downie, the institute's first commandant (2001-2004), was the featured speaker.
WHINSEC Board of Visitors Meets
The WHINSEC Board of Visitors, a federal advisory committee that oversees Institute operations, met Fri, Nov 21. Commandant Col. Keith W. Anthony presented an update on the year's activities, and members representing USNORTHCOM, USSOUTHCOM, and the Department of State discussed WHINSEC's roles and contributions to their organizations. Several citizens attended the open meeting, with two of them addressing the board with concerns and issues.
Partnering to Build Leaders

WHINSEC and MCoE partnered to bring in the Adaptive Soldier/Leader Training and Education (ASLTE) Mobile Training Team from the Army's Asymmetric Warfare Group, at Fort Meade, MD, recently to conduct the final stage of training to implement the Army Learning Method 2015. Nineteen WHINSEC training developers, including two partner nation instructors from Jamaica and Belize, joined thirteen MCoE soldiers and civilians at the Institute for the training.
Leadership Development begins with Cadets
WHINSEC conducts six to eight Cadet Leadership Development Courses per year, giving students a taste of U.S. Army life and equipment while they work on leadership skills. The Summer iterations of the course always include U.S. ROTC and West Point Cadets to begin learning a little Spanish, experience other cultures, and start friendships that may extend for life.
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.
TRADOC CG visits WHINSEC Captains
During a visit to MCoE, Gen. David Perkins stopped in to view an Institute Maneuver Captains Career Course class. These classes, taught in Spanish, are the same as are taught in the neighboring classrooms in Maginnis-Wickam Hall, and include U.S. Army captains along with Partner-Nation officers from around the region. WHINSEC offers one course per year, always with 9-10 U.S. and 20 Partner-nation students.

Week of May 26-29, 2015
Four courses in session, 153 students from 15 countries.

Command & General Staff Officer Course
(65 students) conducts its graduation ceremony on Wed, May 27, 10 a.m., in Marshall Auditorium, McGinnis-Wickam Hall.

Maneuver Captains Career Course-WHINSEC
(31 students) studies Terrain & Weather Analysis, Civil Considerations Analysis, Threat Analysis, Threat Engagement Area Development, Enemy COA Development, Analysis of Troops and Support Available, Company Offense, Commander’s Intent, Decisive Points and Machine Gun Theory.

Intelligence Analysis of Transnational Operations Course 2-15
(27 students) studies the Military Decision Making Process, Counter-insurgency/Urban Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield, Site Exploitation and Biometrics and Tactical Intelligence Packages.

Small Unit Leadership Course 3-15
(30 students) studies Resiliency training, Suicide Prevention for Junior Leaders, NCOES Initiatives, Training Management, Drill and Ceremonies, Supply Procedures, History of the NCO, Small Unit Combat Operations and Combat Orders; conducts a Leadership Exam.

Event Calendar




Commandant Ceremony