WHINSEC offers the following courses: 

(Unless noted, courses are in Spanish)
  • Command & General Staff Officer
  • Joint Operations
  • Maneuver Captains Career
  • Small Unit Leader
  • NCO Professional Development (Spanish & English)
  • Senior Enlisted Advisor
  • Cadet Leadership Development
  • Interagency Crisis Action Planning
  • International Operational Law
  • United Nations Staff & Peace Keeping Operations (Spanish & English)
  • Joint Logistics and Security Assistance
  • Operational Tactics for Hemispheric Security
  • Medical Assistance
  • Joint Disaster Response Techniques Course
  • Transnational Threat Network Intelligence Analysis
  • Common Faculty Development-Instructor
  • Human Rights Instructor
Course Dates:

*Dates are subject to change, please confirm and coordinate with your Country’s SCO.

 

Command and General Staff Officer
(CGSOC)

(SANweb: Intermediate Level Education, MASL ID No. B171425)

This course is designed to educate and train intermediate-level military, interagency, and partner-nation officers to be prepared to operate in complex Army, JIIM environments as field grade commanders and staff officers. U.S. Army, Air Force, Marines, and Navy officers study alongside international students. Students have the opportunity to obtain a Master of Military Art and Science degree at no additional cost.

Student Profile: MAJ to LTC - military officers, and law enforcement or civilian equivalent.

Duration: 47 weeks

Schedule: 1 Iteration: July -May

*Dates are subject to change, please confirm and coordinate with your Country’s SCO.

 

Joint Operations
(JTO)

(SANweb:  Joint Operations, MASL ID No. B121430)

This course is designed to educate field grade officers and interagency civilians in joint operations, decision-making, and planning processes through formal lectures and case study analysis. Additionally, the course is designed to develop field grade officers to function as joint and multinational operations officers in coalition operations.

Student Profile: MAJ to COL – military officers, and law enforcement or civilian equivalent.

Duration: 8 weeks

Schedule: 1 Iteration: Mar -May

*Dates are subject to change, please confirm and coordinate with your Country’s SCO.

 

Maneuver Captains Career
(MCCC-W)

(SANweb: Maneuver Captains Career, MASL ID No. B171420)

This course trains and develops students to become creative, agile and self-confident combined arms staff officers and commanders capable of performing combat tasks against an adaptive enemy. Students receive training in fundamentals, troop-leading procedures, and company-level operations in infantry, heavy, and Stryker brigade combat teams. Students learn to develop company-level plans for all types of organizations in various unified land operations environments. US Army officers study alongside international students and completion of this course awards Military Education Level – F credit for U.S Army Officers.

Student Profile: Senior Lieutenant to Captain – military and law enforcement officers.

Duration: 24 weeks

Schedule: 1 Iteration: Jan – Aug

*Dates are subject to change, please confirm and coordinate with your Country’s SCO.

Small Unit Leader

(SULC)

(SANweb: Small Unit Leader, MASL ID No. B121431)

This course focuses on NCO Common Core Competencies. These competencies are readiness, leadership, training management, communications, and operations. The Course is designed to build basic leadership skills needed to lead a team size element. It supports the military’s and law enforcement personnel’s missions by developing smart, thoughtful, and innovative leaders who can communicate effectively, lead and protect their members, and sustain their equipment.

Student Profile: Attendees to the course must meet the following eligibility
criteria:
1. Must be a Noncommissioned with a minimum grade of
Sergeant (E-5/or Corporal) and a maximum grade of Staff
Sergeant (E-6) or equivalent.
2. Must have previous leadership experiences in or a future
assignment to a Team or Squad level leadership positions.
3. Must be in good/ medium physically condition and mentally
prepared.

Duration: 5 weeks, 2 days

Schedule: 3 Iterations: Jan - Mar, Jul - Aug, Aug - Oct

*Dates are subject to change, please confirm and coordinate with your Country’s SCO.

NCO Professional Development

(NCOPD)

(SANweb:  NCO Professional Development, MASL ID No. B179115)
(SANweb:  NCO Professional Development (English), MASL ID No.B179116) 

This course educates military and law enforcement NCOs to be adaptive leaders, critical and creative thinkers, armed with the technical, tactical, administrative, logistical skills and experience needed to lead squad and platoon-size units. Students can visualize, describe, and execute squad and platoon level operations in varied operational environments. This is a leader course that produces an adaptive, and innovative professional leader capable of leading subordinates in any situation. WHINSEC offers this course in English and Spanish.

Student Profile: Attendees to the course must meet the following eligibility criteria:
1. Must be a Noncommissioned with a minimum grade of sergeant (E-6) and a maximum grade of sergeant first class (E-7) or equivalent.
2. Must have previous leadership experiences in or a future assignment to a
squad-or-platoon-level leadership positions.
3. Must be in good physical condition and mentally prepared.

Duration: 7 weeks, 3 days

Schedule:

NCOPD: 2 Iterations: Apr - Jun, Sep - Nov

NCOPD-E: 1 Iteration: Sep - Nov

*Dates are subject to change, please confirm and coordinate with your Country’s SCO.

Senior Enlisted Advisor

(SEA)

(SANweb: Senior Enlisted Advisor, MASL ID No. B179118)

This course is designed to prepare senior non-commissioned officers (NCOs) in the ranks of Master Sergeant to Sergeant Major or equivalent, serving at higher levels of leadership or advisory roles at the organizational or institutional levels. The course provides tools to develop critical reasoning, creative thinking and decision-making skills in a joint, multinational, and multiservice professional forum. Students analyze problems based on available information, arrive at logical solutions and decisions with reasonable speed, communicate reasoning and decisions, orally and in writing, and supervise to ensure proper execution.

Student Profile: Attendees to the course must meet the following eligibility criteria:
1. Must be a Noncommissioned or law enforcement personnel with a
minimum grade of Master Sergeant (E-8) and a maximum grade of
Sergeant Major (E-9) or equivalent.
2. Must have previous leadership experiences in or a future assignment to
a Company or higher-level leadership positions.
3. Must be a graduate of their respective country and service advanced
NCO course.

Duration: 10 weeks

Schedule: 1 Iteration: Apr - Jun

*Dates are subject to change, please confirm and coordinate with your Country’s SCO.

Cadet Leadership Development
(CLD)

(SANweb: Cadet Leadership Development, MASL ID No. B176230)

Partner nation and US cadets engage and demonstrate leadership potential, team building, and cross-cultural interaction creating enduring partnerships through hands-on
tactical and leadership training.

Student Profile: Military: Cadet or equivalent - military or law enforcement.

Duration: 4 weeks, 2 days

Schedule: 3 Iterations: Oct - Nov, May - Jun, Jul - Aug

*Dates are subject to change, please confirm and coordinate with your Country’s SCO.

Interagency Crisis Action Planning
(IACAP)

(SANweb: Senior Enlisted Advisor, MASL ID No. B179118)

This course prepares security force personnel in individual tasks associated with skills and knowledge to function as advisors or planners in crisis management during military operations or initial response activities in collaboration with the interagency and
multinational community. At the conclusion of the course, students receive training in advising decision-makers in the skills, tasks, and employment of advisors in crises when interacting with the population.

Student Profile: NCOs and Officers- Sergeants First Class to Lieutenant Colonel, and law enforcement or civilian equivalent.

Duration: 5 weeks, 2 days

Schedule: 2 Iterations: Mar – Apr, Jul – Aug

*Dates are subject to change, please confirm and coordinate with your Country’s SCO.

International Operational Law
(IOL)

(SANweb: International Operational Law, MASL ID No. B166150)

This course covers legal topics and issues encountered in the planning and executions of security force operations in the current environment. It focuses on international and domestic laws that impact the tactical aspects of security force operations during international armed conflicts, non-international armed conflicts, and other situations of instability. In depth discussions include the lawful use of force in asymmetrical conflicts, both lethal and non-lethal; targeting principles to include warrant-based targeting; the proper drafting of the rules of engagement, and the rules on the use of force; the due process aspects of interrogating detainees, soliciting information from witnesses, and conducting tactical questioning at the scene; the legal requirements of the various types of detentions; the lawful execution of all types of searches; and the lawful treatment of all detained personnel. Other topical discussions include the prohibition against extrajudicial executions, forced disappearances, torture and cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment. The emphasis of this course is on how to conduct security force operations that fully abide by international law.

Student Profile: Military: Sergeant First Class to Lieutenant Colonel for military, or equivalent for law enforcement agencies and ministry of defense civilians.

Duration: 4 weeks, 3 days

Schedule: 2 Iterations: Mar - Apr, May - Jun

*Dates are subject to change, please confirm and coordinate with your Country’s SCO.

United Nations Staff & Peacekeeping Operations
(UNSPKO)

(SANweb: UN Peace Keeping Ops, MASL ID No. B129203)
(SANweb: UN Peace Keeping Ops (English), MASL ID No. B129008)

Students collaborate with multinational and multiservice peers while training to meet management and advisory roles, as staff members of a JIIM peacekeeping operations staff at operational and strategic-level focused on Peace Keeping Operations. Recognized by the UN Department of Peace Keeping Operations (DPKO) and the UN Department of Field Support (DFS). Most iterations of this course include a field research trip to the UN Headquarters in New York City.

Student Profile: Major to Lieutenant Colonel military officers, and law enforcement and civilian equivalent.

Duration: 4 weeks, 3 days

Schedule: 1 Iteration: Feb – Mar

*Dates are subject to change, please confirm and coordinate with your Country’s SCO

Joint Logistics and Security Assistance
(JLSAC)

(SANweb: Defense Resources Management & Logistics, MASL ID No. B151035)

Course prepares security force service members to function in assignments that involve defense logistics planning, purchasing US materials and training, JIIM logistics supporting a full range of operations.

Student Profile: Military: Captain to Colonel military officers, and law enforcement or civilian equivalent.

Duration: 4 weeks, 1 day

Operational Tactics for Hemispheric Security
(OTHS)

(SANweb: Operational Tactics for Hemisphere Security (OTHS) (formerly known as Counter Transnational Threats CTT): , MASL ID No. B121427)

This 49-day course provides comprehensive and specialized training in countering transnational criminal organizations and elicit network operations at a detachment task force or platoon level. The course will emphasize tactical level planning, and command and control, during the effective execution of counter-transnational threat operations against realistic targets and objectives.

Student Profile: Military NCOs and officers, and law enforcement or civilian equivalent

Duration: 7 weeks

Schedule: 2 Iterations: Feb - Mar, Sep - Nov

*Dates are subject to change, please confirm and coordinate with your Country’s SCO.

Medical Assistance
(MEDAC)

(SANweb: Medical Assistance, MASL ID No. B175350)

This is course develops medical skills required of personnel serving in military or law enforcement units. Major subject areas include basic lifesaver measures; force health protection; treatment of complicated injuries; fluid replacement; splinting; cardiopulmonary resuscitation; combat trauma treatment; invasive skills; limited primary care; combat evacuation; and physical fitness.

Additional instructions integrate training on human rights; the rule of law; rules of engagement; due process; civilian control of the
military, and the role of the military in a democratic society.

Student Profile: Private (E-3) to Captain (O3) ; Career Field/MOS: MOS related to ground operations (no need to be in a medical MOS)
Experience: Must have been assigned to a squad or patrol ground unit.
Note: This course integrates demanding daytime and nighttime field training.

Duration: 9 weeks

Schedule: 2 Iterations: Feb –  Apr, Jun – Aug

*Dates are subject to change, please confirm and coordinate with your Country’s SCO.

Joint Disaster Response Techniques
(JDRT)

(SANweb: Joint Disaster Response Techniques MASL ID No. B174500)

Training will include a combination of classroom & field instruction and practical exercises that develop and enhance the students competency to execute breaching operations and humanitarian assistance through urban search & rescue operations. The skills include mechanical, ballistic, and explosive breaching, identifying and performing high/low angle operations, confined space rescue, implement collapsed support operations, determine potential victim locations and remove victim from a collapsed structure.
Additionally, students will lift and move heavy loads as a team member, breach and cut structural components, and install/construct temporary structural support with shoring in an urban setting. This course does not include lessons in water rescue nor flooded environments.

Student Profile: Military NCOs and officers, and law enforcement or civilian equivalent.

Duration: 6 weeks, 1 day

Schedule: 1 Iteration: Mar - Apr

*Dates are subject to change, please confirm and coordinate with your Country’s SCO.

Transnational Threat Network Intelligence Analysis
(T2NIA)

(SANweb: Transnational Threat Network Intelligence Analysis, MASL ID No. B129202)

Security force personnel collaborate with multinational and multiservice peers at the operational analyst-level in order to enhance students’ capacity to evaluate, analyze, and strategize.  Students accomplish this by applying various analytical techniques in an illicit trafficking operational environment.  Students learn to develop the commander’s situational awareness and employ specific intelligence techniques during tactical operations while effectively focusing on local and transnational-level organized crimes.

Student Profile: Military: Military NCOs and officers, and law enforcement or civilian equivalent.

Duration: 8 weeks

Schedule: 2 Iterations: Apr – Jun, Sep – Nov

*Dates are subject to change, please confirm and coordinate with your Country’s SCO.

Common Faculty Development-Instructor

(SANweb: Common Faculty Development-Instructor, MASL ID No. B179117)

This course consists of training on how to plan, implement and evaluate instruction, including methods of instruction, training aids, communication techniques, control and intervention, testing, and composite risk management among many other subjects. The course consists of two phases; in the first, students learn theories and concepts related to enhancing their instructional abilities, and in the second, students present three presentations wherein they implement what they have learned in Phase 1. Students have the opportunity to view themselves instruct, as one of their presentations is filmed.

Student Profile: Current or future military, law enforcement or civilian instructors

Duration: 2 weeks, 1 day

Human Rights Instructor
(HRIC)

(SANweb: Human Rights Instructor, MASL ID No. B166006)

This course integrates human rights instruction topics and methodology. Topics covered include international human rights law, due process of law, rule of law, and international humanitarian law. Case studies, practical exercise, and discussion questions are used throughout the course. Students will be evaluated on topics and training methodologies using rubrics and written assessments to include substantive class participation.

Student Profile: Military: Member of a professional security force

Duration: 1 week

Schedule: 2 Iterations: Jul, Aug

*Dates are subject to change, please confirm and coordinate with your Country’s SCO.

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