Tag Archives: WHINSEC

Panama Police cadets say Fort Benning, WHINSEC, a highlight of their two-nation tour

By MAJ Mark Breugem, WHINSEC Simulations Seventy-six Panamanian Police Cadets enjoyed a couple of days at the Maneuver Center of Excellence while they were touring the U.S. and Canada for their 23-day broadening experience. Because Panama has been a part of the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC) since it opened, an Institute officer, Major Mark Breugem, was selected as

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WHINSEC welcomes Col. Robert F. Alvaro, sixth commandant

   By Lee A. Rials, WHINSEC Public Affairs/   FORT BENNING, Ga. – The Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation bid farewell to Col. Keith W. Anthony and welcomed Col. Robert F. Alvaro as Commandant July 19 in a ceremony in front of Bradley Hall, the Institute’s Headquarters. Brig. Gen. Eugene (Gene) J. LeBoeuf, the Deputy Commanding General and Executive

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WHINSEC graduates 66 students from Command and General Staff Officer Course

The Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation’s Command & General Staff Officer Course (CGSOC) Class of 2016-2017 graduated 66 students in Marshall Auditorium Tue, May 23.

By Lee Rials, Public Affairs officer, Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation / FORT BENNING, Ga. – The Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation Command & General Staff Officer Course (CGSOC) Class of 2016-2017 graduated 66 students May 23 in Marshall Auditorium. Students in the course represented 13 nations:  Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras,

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WHINSEC hosts Disaster Response Symposium

Panel members answer questions during the at the 3-day symposium on disaster awareness, Fort Benning, Ga., Apr 4. (U.S. Army photo by Maj. Charon Camarasa)

By Maj. Charon Camarasa, CGSOC student at WHINSEC / FORT BENNING, Ga. –The Army Command and General Staff Officer Course of the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation recently hosted a conference aimed at increasing students’ competencies when coordinating resources during disaster response operations. WHINSEC invited international students from various regional Spanish-speaking countries to attend the integrated CGSOC year-long course at Fort Benning

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WHINSEC welcomes new international command sergeant major

Peruvian Army Command Sgt. Maj. William Villacorta inspects the saber May 5 as part of new his role as the WHINSEC international command sergeant major.

By Lee Rials, WHINSEC Public Affairs / FORT BENNING, Ga. – Two “firsts” were achieved May 5 when the first Peruvian Army senior enlisted advisor, William Villacorta, was installed as the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation International command sergeant major during the first Change of Responsibility ceremony at the Institute. Brazilian Army Command Sgt. Maj. Lindomar Tabaczeniski passed the

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U.S. Southern Command conference focuses on partnerships, joint initiatives with WHINSEC students

Southern Command - HQ

By Maj. Charon Camarasa, Student, Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation / MIAMI, Fla. – U.S. Southern Command staff members visited with students from the Army Command General Staff College of the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation during a conference here in early March. The intent of the conference was to communicate to the WHINSEC students the importance of

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Coast Guard teaches WHINSEC students about maritime drug interdiction

U.S. Coast Guard

By Maj. Charon Camarasa, Student, Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation / MIAMI, Fla. – International and U.S. students from the Army Command General Staff College at the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation at Fort Benning, Ga., visited the Coast Guard of District 7 in February to learn about maritime drug interdiction procedures. U.S. Coast Guard Commander, Carlos Rodriguez,

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WHINSEC students learn about security cooperation with U.S. Navy

U.S. Navy Southern Forces Command - ships

By Maj. Charon Camarasa, Student, Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation / JACKSONVILLE, Fla – International students from the Army Command General Staff College at the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation at Fort Benning, Ga., visited the U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command to learn about security cooperation with the U.S. Navy. U.S. Navy Captain Ryan Tillotson briefed the WHINSEC

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