ATLANTA, GA (WTVM) – Senator Ed Harbison hosted a group of students at the capitol last Friday from the International Military Student Office (IMSO) located in Fort Benning.
"It was an honor to be able to host a group of enthusiastic and intelligent students from all over the world and teach them a little about the great state of Georgia," said Sen. Harbison.
The first official IMSO was established in 1950 at Fort Knox. More than 8,500 international military students representing over 100 different countries have participated in the program to gain a thorough understanding of U.S. society, ideas, institutions and commitment to internationally recognized human rights.
"I am confident in the future success of these young leaders, and I look forward to seeing how they use the relationships and knowledge gained while in the U.S. to help reinforce our relationship with their home countries," Sen. Harbison stated.
For more information about the International Military Student Office at the U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence click here.