International Officers Learn Ropes of Kansas Government

By: 13 News
By: 13 News

A new class of international military officers spent Friday learning a little more about the people and government of Kansas.

The 41 officers had a stop at the Statehouse on their agenda.

The visit is part of the group's year-long course of study at the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth. The officers say they hope this will be a learning opportunity for both them and for all citizens.

Lt. Col. Tedja Ekaputra of Indonesia says the big thing he's trying to understand is how America's Army and other armed forces operate so any joint exercise in the future would go off without a hitch.

Maj. Pat Quealey of the Canadian Forces says the Canadian perspective is unique with unique foreign policies, but, at the same time, they compliment the U.S. as allies.

Along with the Statehouse, the officers visited the Kansas Museum of History. They also spoke with Kansas Supreme Court Justice Lawton Nuss and Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh.

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