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 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.
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
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.