ATLANTA (August 2, 2018) | Sen. Ed Harbison (D – Columbus) hosted a group of 55 students from the International Military Student Office (IMSO), located in Ft. Benning, Georgia. He was joined by Sen. Tonya Anderson (D – Lithonia), Sen. Mike Dugan (R – Carrollton), Sen. Gail Davenport (D – Jonesboro) and Sen. Kay Kirkpatrick (R – Marietta).
“Speaking with and showing the International Military students around the state capitol is an event I look forward to every year,” said Sen. Harbison. “The best way for the United States to create relationships and build our network is through programs such as these. And while there is a lot these students can learn from the outstanding program at Fort Benning, there is much for us to learn from them. I look forward to continuing this partnership in the future.”
The IMSO serves as the headquarters for all international students at Fort Benning. All IMSO students learn about the different levels of the U.S. government during their stay in this country. This helps to give them an understanding of our way of life, as well as the government and military operations within it. To date, over 8,500 students from over 100 different countries have participated in the program.
To learn more about the International Military Student Office at the U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence, follow this link: http://www.benning.army.mil/infantry/199th/IMSO/