Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC)

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Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC)
As the DoD Executive Agent, the Secretary of the Army is responsible for the operation of the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC) in providing the professional education and training of military, law enforcement, and civilian personnel of nations of the Western Hemisphere in accordance with Federal laws and regulations and DoDD 5111.12E; providing timely and fully adequate administrative and resource support for accomplishing the mission assigned to the WHINSEC; developing and implementing a curriculum for the WHINSEC in accordance with section 2166 of Sections 113 and 2166 of title 10, United States Code (that includes mandatory instruction for each student, for at least 8 hours, on human rights, the rule of law, due process, civilian control of the military, and the role of the military in a democratic society); supporting the democratic principles set forth in the Charter of the Organization of American States; is consistent with U.S. policy goals for the Western Hemisphere, the WHINSEC mission, and regional plans of the U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM) and U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM): incorporating current U.S. doctrine; and providing for guest instructors, guest speakers, and fellows programs as appropriate.
Date Assigned:
Approving Office:
DoD Executive Agent:
Under Secretary of Defense for Policy (USD(P))
Army Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7
Mr. Edward C. Clarke; edward.c.clarke.civ@army.mil
Established in Statute:
Last Updated:
03/19/02024 02:49 PM by Roman, Jose