Inter-American Defense College

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Inter-American Defense College
Latin: Colegium InterAmericanum Defensionis
TypePostsecondary Institution, A candidate for accreditation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education [1]provisionally accredited[2]
Established9 October 1962
DirectorJames E. Taylor
Studentssenior military, police and civilian officials from member nations of the Organization of American States
PostgraduatesMaster's degree in defense and security
CampusFort Lesley J. McNair,
AffiliationsOrganization of American States; Inter-American Defense Board; United States Southern Command; Joint Chiefs of Staff.
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The Inter-American Defense College is the educational entity of the Inter-American Defense Board, an independent entity of the Organization of American States. The IADC is unique in the Western Hemisphere in that the faculty, staff and student body are international. Broad international participation provides an exceptional opportunity for the free exchange of ideas and forms a foundation for better inter-American understanding.[3]



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  2. ^ "ACICS Loss of Accreditation Recognition". Retrieved 2017-04-10.
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