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About Us

The Defense Language and National Security Education Office (DLNSEO) Culture Team

The strategic vision of the DLNSEO Culture Section is to provide the necessary direction to enable a Total Force to be adept at interacting across any culture while operating within joint, Interagency, coalition and multinational contexts.  In order to achieve this, our goals include:

  • Developing policies to support culture readiness across the Department
  • Advancing culture education and training in the Total Force
  • Promoting collaboration and partnership to create efficiencies
  • Supporting development of cultural competency in the Federal workforce

The Culture Section supports culture readiness throughout the DoD by providing information to better assess operational needs and policy development.  In accordance with the Strategic Plan for Total Force Readiness, the DLNSEO Culture Section ensures that the DoD continues to identify efficiencies to share resources, technology solutions, and reduced overhead.  The Culture Section website,, is able to foster a virtual community of people who are passionate about culture education, training, and readiness.  This website allows users to access education and training materials from across the Total Force as well as maintain their awareness of any issues affecting the culture community. 

The DLNSEO Culture Section is ever determined to make learning about and interacting across any culture a priority for the Total Force.