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Egyptian officers have trained at U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth

February 13, 2011

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— Several Egyptian military officers have trained at Fort Leavenworth in northeast Kansas.

Since 1955, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth has trained 57 Egyptians, midlevel officers who were part of an elite international group attending the same classes as American military members.

To date, the most notable Egyptian graduate of the college was Hamdy Weheba, a retired Egyptian army lieutenant general. Another Egyptian officer is among the newest class set to begin on Monday.

The international officers at the staff college share meals and take in Kansas City Chiefs games with their U.S. military counterparts.

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