Sixty-eight military officers from around the world will join U.S. officers next week to study at the Army's Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth.
The 10-month term will open Monday with a parade and flag ceremony. The international officers will include the first students from the Caribbean island state of Antigua and Barbuda.
The college trains U.S. and international officers in military tactics, strategy and leadership. Most of the students are Army majors, but the class includes officers from the Air Force, Coast Guard, Marines and Navy.