BG Stephen Maranian, Provost of Army University, passes the WHINSEC colors to Col. John Dee Suggs, Jr., installing him as the seventh Commandant of the Institute. Col. Suggs replaced Col. Robert F. Alvaro, who is returning to the Washington area to serve on the staff of the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies.
SGT Cynthia Salazar of the Belize Defence Force receives the plaque recognizing her as the Distinguished Honor Graduate of the NCO Professional Development Course-English from WHINSEC Commandant Robert F. Alvaro during the six-course combined graduation ceremony held in the Columbus Convention & Trade Center June 27th.
Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor of Troy University and WHINSEC Commandant COL Robert F. Alvaro jointly signed an Articulation Agreement allowing the transfer of graduate credit for WHINSEC students who are also pursuing a Master’s degree at Troy Tuesday, June 4. Dr. Steven Taylor, Dean of Troy’s College of Arts & Sciences, Dr. Martin Reyna, Assistant Dean of Academics at the Institute, joined in the signing.
Colombian Marine Maj. Gen. Oscar Hernandez, Chief, Headquarters of Development, Instruction and Naval Education (JINEN) begins his visit to WHINSEC by meeting the leadership, and here the International Command Sergeant Major Carlos Valle Gutierrez of Honduras. Maj. Gen. Hernandez led a delegation looking at training opportunities both at the Institute and at the Maneuver Center of Excellence. Then-Lt. Col. Hernandez was an instructor at WHINSEC in 2006-2007.
Master Chief Belfor E. Ferrer Doncel, the senior enlisted person in the Colombian Navy, came to WHINSEC to talk with two large classes of Sergeants, the NCO Professional Development Courses (English and Spanish), and to be inducted into the WHINSEC Hall of Fame. Master Chief Ferrer attended the Institute’s Senior Enlisted Advisor Course in 2017.
Major General Juan Pablo Amaya Kerguelen, Colombia’s Defense Attaché to the U.S., observes students in the Cadet Leadership Development Course during his visit to WHINSEC to meet with and address the Colombian cadets and the Colombian faculty of the Institute.
WHINSEC and all its people took a day at Uchee Creek to honor the 244th anniversary of the establishment of our country’s Army. Included was a great lunch of varied American fare, served by and to a very diverse group that works as a team to make our hemisphere safer and a “Zone of Peace!”
Jul 15-19, 2019
Four courses in session with 138 students from 13 countries.
**Small Unit Leader and Interagency Crisis Action Planning courses begin July 16-17.**
Maneuver Captains Career Course-WHINSEC
(25 students) conducts a Field Training Exercise in the Clarke Simulation Center and begins outprocessing.
The Command & General Staff Officer Course
(59 students) studies Communications techniques, Classroom technology, Cultural awareness, and Critical thinking.
Small Unit Leader Course
(32 students) begins July 17 with briefings on WHINSEC, computer use, Force Protection, Risk Management and the Operational Environment; Physical Readiness and Drill & Ceremonies demonstrations and practice; and studies Democracy & the Armed Forces and Human Rights & Democracy.
Interagency Crisis Action Planning Course
(15 students) begins July 16 with briefings on WHINSEC, computer use, Force Protection, Risk Management and the Operational Environment; and studies Ethical Decision-Making, Democracy & the Armed Forces and Human Rights & Democracy.