WHINSEC Leaders, COL Cenen Castillo, Mr Jose Nieto, COL Walter Navarro meet via VTC with Superintendent Ben Salgado, Regional Director for Latin America & the Caribbean of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
Week two of the WHINSEC Command & General Staff Officer Course rolls on as U.S. Air Force Major Jacob England, facilitates for CGSOC students as they complete one of the practical exercises during the C200, Strategic Concepts.
Commanding General of the Maneuver Center of Excellence Fort Benning, MG Patrick J. Donahoe, visited WHINSEC for the first time since taking command. His visit included a tour of the Campus and a meeting with WHINSEC leaders to gain insight to our mission.
Students from the Inter Agency Crisis Action Planning Course (IACAP), participate on a Leadership panel via Blackboard Ultra on Civil-Military Operations across the Western Hemisphere
WHINSEC Joint Disaster Relief Techniques (JDRT) Course Instructors took part in a High Angle Rescue training with the Fort Benning Fire Department, to prepare Instructors with the necessary tools and skills necessary to use during the upcoming JDRT course.
12 WHINSEC Family Members were awarded for outstanding performance of their duties. Among those awarded, they were recognized for the following: Meritorious Service Medal (2), Hemispheric Medal of Merit (2), Senior Army Instructor Badge (2), MMAS Certificate of Appreciation (2), Army Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Public Service Commendation Medal, Basic Army Instructor Badge, and the WHINSEC Instructor Badge.
WSFC Alvaro Velasquez (91M) an Instructor here at the MSG Roy P Benavidez NCO Academy WHINSEC, is the Soldier of the week recognized by the Columbus Rotary Club. He was presented his award in the National Infantry Museum (NIM) by BG (Ret.) Peter Jones Pres. And COO of the NIM Foundation.
Students from the WHINSEC Maneuver Captain's Career Course visited the Clarke Simulations Center where they used the VBS3 system to derive and simulate a Battalion level operations order. This is part of the Battalion Phase of operations where students learn about the Military Decision Making Process (MDMP).
Rear Admiral Eric C. Jones, Commander, Seventh Coast Guard District, U.S. Coast Guard, visits with COL John Suggs and CSM Jose Lopez to get a better understanding of the WHINSEC mission. Among other topics being discussed; are the small-boat training capabilities within the School Of Leadership and Tactics and the possibility of adding a Non Commissioned Officer from the Coast Guard to the Cadre here at WHINSEC.
3 September – Brazil Independence Day Celebration 7 September – Labor Day
15 September – Central America Independence Day Celebration (Combined Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras)
16 September – Mexico Independence Day Celebration
18 September – Chile Independence Day Celebration
21 September – Belize Independence Day Celebration
25 September - Hispanic Heritage Month Observance (The 194th AR BDE)