Forging Relationships & Strengthening Democracies

The Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation, located at Fort Benning, GA, provides professional military education and training to eligible U.S. and Partner Nation Joint, Interagency, Intergovernmental, and Multinational (JIIM) organization personnel. Since 2001, WHINSEC has championed human rights and democracy by developing a new generation of ethical leaders to confront the uncertain and complex security challenges of the Western Hemisphere. Its education and training promotes innovative critical thinking built on basic respect for human rights. It encompasses education at all levels, ranging from tactical training to advance theory on the application of military doctrine in nationally and regionally accredited graduate level master’s degree programs. For over 20 years, WHINSEC has been the professional military education center of excellence for the Americas, graduating 1,200 – 1,900 military, police, and civilian students from across the Hemisphere annually.


Train, educate, and develop ethical leaders to strengthen democratic partnerships in the Western Hemisphere.


We strive to strengthen the mutual defense of our hemisphere; one ethical leader at a time.

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