FORT BENNING, GA - The Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation's School of Professional Military Studies will conduct an International Partnership (Flag) Ceremony honoring the twelve nations represented in the incoming Intermediate Level Education Course at the Benning Conference Center Regimental Room Wednesday, Jun 30, at 2 p.m.
Maj. Gen. Edward C. Cardon, Deputy Commander of the Combined Arms Center (Leader Development and Education) and of its Command and General Staff College, will be the guest speaker. MG Cardon is the immediate supervisor of the Institute commandant.
Countries to be honored include Canada, Colombia, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, the Dominican Republic, the United States of America and Uruguay.
The flag ceremony follows the lead of CGSC in that the college has been opening its ILE courses with such a ceremony; it is appropriate with the numbers of nations represented here.
Immediately following the flag ceremony, there will be an icebreaker reception to allow the new students and their families to get acquainted with WHINSEC staff and faculty as well as civilian dignitaries and sponsors.
In a third event for the day, the Canadian student in the course will present a program about his country, and we will share a toast to Canada in honor of Canada Day, which is July 1. WHINSEC recognizes all nations represented with a celebration of their national day.
Source: Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation