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School of the Americas

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Originally housed in Panama, in 1984 the School of the Americas was relocated to Ft. Benning, Georgia. On December 15, 2000 the school was officially renamed the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation.

Location:
Fort Benning, GA

Founding Date:
1946

Official Website:
http://www.benning.army.mil/whinsec/

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Luis Posada Carriles
Terrorist
c. 1928   Cuban terrorist in US custody
Leopoldo Galtieri
Head of State
15-Jul-1926 12-Jan-2003 Invaded Falklands, ran death squads
Manuel Noriega
Head of State
11-Feb-1938   Panamanian dictator
Omar Torrijos
Head of State
13-Feb-1929 1-Aug-1981 Dictator of Panama, 1968-81

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Otto J. Reich
Diplomat
16-Oct-1945   US Ambassador to Venezuela, 1986-89


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