ATLANTA (October 29, 2019) | Yesterday, Sen. Ed Harbison (D – Columbus) hosted a group of students from the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC) International Military Student Office (IMSO), located in Ft. Benning, Georgia. The WHINSEC IMSO serves as the headquarters for all international students from the Western Hemisphere at Fort Benning. All IMSO students learn about the different levels of the U.S. government during their stay in this country.
This program aims to help international students understand American culture, as well as the government and military operations within the state of Georgia and United States. To date, over 8,500 students from over 20 different countries have participated in the program.
“Fort Benning and the WHINSEC International Military Student Office are a wonderful resource for our nation’s military and for promoting democracy around the world,” said Sen. Harbison. “This year, many of the students in the class are from Colombia. We had an extensive conversation about governance in their home country and the role Georgia politics plays in creating policies they may have heard about in the news. I learn as much from them as they do from me and am happy we have such a productive program in our district.”
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/