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Alfred Michel (left) and Andy Neumann (right), LKA Bavaria, visits PTSS 15-03 course.

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GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (March 6, 2015) — Alfred Michel, from the Bavarian Landeskriminalamt (state office of criminal investigations) in Munich, welcomes the 72 participants from 54 countries attending the Program in Terrorism and Security Studies 15-03 March 5 at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, March 4 at the  Landeskriminalamt.

Andy Neumann (right), also from the Bavarian Landeskriminalamt, talked to the participants about the upcoming G-7 and the Islamic State fighters who are coming back home to Bavaria. The #PTSS1503 course addresses numerous aspects of a threat that confronts nations around the globe.

The four-week course is designed for government officials, military officers and police administrators currently working in mid- and upper- level management positions of counterterrorism organizations throughout the world.

The mission of the Marshall Center, as a vital instrument of German-American cooperation, is to create a more stable security environment by advancing democratic institutions and relationships; promoting active, peaceful, whole-of-government approaches to address transnational and regional security challenges; and, creating and enhancing enduring partnerships worldwide.