WHINSEC offers the following courses: 

(Unless noted, courses are in Spanish)
  • Command & General Staff Officer
  • Joint Interagency 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
  • Engineer & Crisis Response
  • Transnational Threat Network Intelligence Analysis
  • Common Faculty Development-Instructor
  • Human Rights Instructor

Command and General Staff Officer

(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

Joint Interagency Operations

(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

Maneuver Captains Career

(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

Small Unit Leader

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

Students acquire leadership skills, knowledge, and experience needed to be first-line supervisors of small groups. Students will enhance critical thinking problem solving within a JIIM environment. The course will provide the three-to-nine person team perspective and build upon experiences gained in previous assignments and training. This course is not for military officers.

Student Profile: Mid-level NCOs – Corporal to Staff Sergeant, and law enforcement or civilian equivalent.

Duration: 5 weeks, 2 days

NCO Professional Development


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

Course educates adaptive leaders to be critical and creative thinkers, armed with the technical, tactical, administrative, and logistical skills necessary to serve successfully as first-line supervisors of groups of 30 to 100 security force personnel. Students will enhance the 21st Century Soldier Competencies in critical thinking problem solving within a JIIM environment. This course is not for military officers.

Student Profile: Military NCO- no less than Staff Sergeant and no greater than Sergeant First Class, and Law Enforcement or Civilian Equivalent.

Duration: 7 weeks, 3 days

Senior Enlisted Advisor

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

Course prepares senior enlisted security force personnel to perform at higher-levels of leadership in teams of 100 or more service members or in advisory roles. The course develops the tools to visualize, describe, and execute greater responsibility throughout various JIIM environments through the use of decision-making models and critical thinking scenarios. Students discuss ethical and human rights issues that affect the participation of security force personnel in JIIM operations. This course is not for military officers.

Student Profile: Military NCO- Sergeant First Class to Sergeant Major, and law enforcement or civilian equivalent

Duration: 10 weeks

Cadet Leadership Development

(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

Interagency Crisis Action Planning

(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

International Operational Law

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

Students discuss aspects of international human rights law, rule of law, due process, and international humanitarian law to enhance their ability to analyze, apply, and resolve common legal issues leaders encounter at the tactical level during successful multi-agency security force operations that are free of human rights violations and abuse.

Student Profile: Military: All ranks of military, law enforcement and civilian.

Duration: 4 weeks

United Nations Staff & Peacekeeping Operations

(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

Joint Logistics and Security Assistance

(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

(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

Medical Assistance

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

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: 9 weeks

Joint Disaster Response Techniques

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

This course enhances students’ skills, knowledge and techniques to perform breaching operations, humanitarian assistance. In correlation the students will go through urban search & rescue, and pre & post disaster structural assessments throughout the course.

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

Duration: 6 weeks, 1 day

Transnational Threat Network Intelligence Analysis

(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: 6 weeks 2 days

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

(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