CultureReady

Marines participate in pre-deployment training that includes rapport-building exercises at Camp Lejeune, N.C. For units deploying to Afghanistan to train, advise and assist the Afghan National Army and Police, these exercises give them a

The U.S. Navy recently released a new application for mobile devices to support personnel and families stationed or deployed abroad.  The app assists with learning basic cultural awareness and language skills.

Third Culture Kids (TCK) are children raised in a culture other than their parents' native home for a significant part of their early development years.

USAID and the Department of Defense have been partners since the 1960s. They work together to align policies, planning and programming, learning and outreach to advance U.S. foreign policy.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) is the executive agent for several regional centers which offer courses, seminars, workshops, research and dynamic outreach among U.S.

Get Ready

What are the basic behaviors needed to engage in every culture
Doing important work alongside other cultures requires a lot more than just knowledge of the region.  Find out how to become cultureReady with these 12 essential building blocks.

Go deeper. Discover resources to prepare for your work with another culture
If you are familiar with the basics of every culture and are eager to learn more, we have some great resources for you to dig deeper.

Get connected to others
If you are cultureReady, check out these great opportunities to work, deploy, research and participate in a world-wide community of like minded people.

Initiatives

Did you know that each of the military services has its own Culture Center?
Find out more about the service culture centers and how they prepare the US Military for work alongside other cultures. 

Did you know that the Department of Defense hires civilians to work directly with other cultures?
Find out more about various programs within the Department of Defense that will prepare you for exciting work with other cultures or utilize your foreign heritage skills. 

Did you know that there are several programs aimed at increasing language skills, regional expertise, and cultural readiness?
Learn more about initiatives through the National Security Education Program in order to become #cultureReady!

By Colonel Bernard Banks

Reposted from Harvard Business Review

By Valeria O'Berry 

Today, Marines must be proficient in foreign language and cultures around the world in order to be prepared for vital...