Welcome to WHINSEC
WHINSEC CGSOC Graduates
WHINSEC's Command & General Staff Officer Course graduated May 22 at Fort
Benning. Fifty-eight officers from ten countries completed the course; ten earned the Master of Military Arts and Science degree and eight earned Master's degrees from Troy University. The year of study prepares officers to operate in full-spectrum environments as commanders and staff officers. U.S. students included Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine officers and
WHINSEC's first Interagency student, a U.S. Marshal. International students
came from Belize, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, El
Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Paraguay and Panama.
Fast-Rope Rappelling from a UH-60 Blackhawk
Fast-rope rappelling from a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter is one of the many subjects these students in the Counterdrug Operations Course learn and practice. Each counterdrug course also goes to the Navy Small Craft Instruction and Technical Training School, Stennis Space Center, Mississippi, for a week of riverine operations with NAVSCIATTS students.
WHINSEC leaders cut the cake during a celebration of the Institute's
13 years of service. With nearly 18,000 students from 36 countries in that
time, WHINSEC has established itself as a leader in Joint, Inter-agency and
Multinational education and training. Just in the past year, U.S. Army
Training and Doctrine command has named the Institute an 'Institution of
Excellence,' its Maneuver Captains Career Course has been certified for
attendance by U.S. Army captains, and the United Nations approved its
Peacekeeping Operations Course for UN Staff Officers.
Cultural Expo at Chattahoochee Co High
WHINSEC faculty and family members representing 15 nations brought
themselves, their artifacts and symbols to Chattahoochee County High School Mar 28. Partner nations at the Institute offer at least one cultural expo every year in the area. This year, CCHS hosted its second, with the school's JROTC cadets providing the guides to direct students to each booth. Here you see Canadian Lt. Col. Steven Guilbault acquainting students to his nation and its culture.
CGSOC in First Off-Site Exercise
The WHINSEC Command and General Staff Officers Course (CGSOC) Class of 13-14
conducted an eight-day-long Combined Forces Land Component Command Planning
Exercise at the MCoE Maneuver Battle Lab. The students, 45 U.S. and 17
internationals from all branches of service, applied classroom knowledge,
along with their own branch and service expertise, in such areas as
operational design, joint functions, and the Joint Operation Planning
Process(JOPP). Organized into two Joint Planning Groups, they incorporated
design framing, prepared staff estimates, and conducted all steps in JOPP to
develop a land operations plan to support a Joint Task Force (JTF) Concept
New Campus Update, January 2014
The Library, Translation Division, Staff & Faculty Development Division, and
the Engagement Skills Trainer have already moved into buildings on Baltzell
Avenue as WHINSEC transitions to its permanent campus. Most of the Institute
staff is now in Bldg 322, the Benavidez NCO Academy occupies Bldg 392, and
Bldg 316 (auditorium/large classroom) is open for events such as the 13th
WHINSEC FAST FACTS
WHINSEC Current Facts, as of March 10, 2014
Seven courses in session, 272 students from 12 countries.
WHINSEC Course Highlights for the week of 10-14 March 2014:
Command & General Staff Officer Course
(62 students) studies Planning Major
Operations, Preparing and Executing Major Operations.
The Joint Operations Course
(19 students) studies Operational Design and
Operational Art, the Range of Military Operations, Foreign Internal Defense
(FID), Counterinsurgency (COIN) and Foreign Humanitarian Assistance (FHA),
Joint Databases, Joint Functions and Joint Intelligence, and Preparation of
the Operational Environment (JIPOE); tour the National Infantry Museum.
The Medical Assistance Course
(18 students) studies Spinal Injuries; Trauma
Scenarios: Head Injuries, Abdominal Burns, Musculoskeletal Injuries and
Integration; Environmental Threats, Casualty Triage, and Managing a
Casualty, take the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) and Fieldcraft Exam 3.
The Warrior Leader Course
(37 students) graduates Tuesday, Mar 11.
Intelligence Analysis of Transnational Operations Course
conducts training in Collection Management; Intelligence, Surveillance, and
Reconnaissance (ISR) Planning; Link Analysis; Counterinsurgency
(COIN)-Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield (IPB); Site Exploitation;
Commodity Flow; Tactical Intelligence Package (TIP); Telecommunication
Cadet Leadership Development Course
(74 students) conducts a Field Studies
Program trip to Atlanta; Medical Simulation Training Center (MSTC) Lanes;
a Team Development Course; and M16A4 Zero and Qualification.
International Operational Law & Human Rights Course
(34 students), studies
Advanced Human Rights Principles, Advanced International Humanitarian Law
Principles, The Rule of Law, Rules of Engagement, and the Lawful Use of
Lethal and Non-Lethal Force.