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DLNSEO Culture Team
November 15, 2016

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. and foreign military, civilian, and non-government actors. These regional centers include:


Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS) (Honolulu, HI)

The APCSS addresses regional and global security issues, inviting military and civilian representatives of the United States and Asia-Pacific nations to its comprehensive program of executive education and workshops, both in...

Culture Team
September 30, 2016

National Guard Troops from North Carolina maintain there strong bonds with the Republic of Moldova as they participate in Training Exercise Fireshield. The North Carolina National Guard and Republic of Moldova have been associated with each other by the Department of Defense's State Partnership Program since 1996.

See their efforts in the video below!

January 27, 2016

Reverse culture shock is a common reaction to returning home from time abroad. It is an emotional and psychological stage of re-adjustment, similar to your initial adjustment to living abroad. Symptoms can range from feeling like no one understands you or how you’ve changed to feeling panicked that you will lose part of your identity if you don’t have an outlet to pursue new interests that were sparked abroad. Your reactions to re-entry may vary, but common signs are:

Restlessness Rootlessness Boredom Depression Uncertainty Confusion...
Norwich University
September 2, 2015

Volume 2, Issue 1 brings together another set of talented individuals from myriad backgrounds and positions under the topic of Clash of Cultures.  

To Download a PDF of this issue Click HERE

Contributors: Lee Johnson, David L. Edwards, Aimee Vieira, Sam Almesfer, Captain Caleb P. Slayton, Catherine Ingold, David Ellis, Robert R. Green Sands


Special Commentary, Catherine Ingold and David Ellis Where are Today’s Lawrences of Arabia, Lee Johnson The Clash of Cultures, Robert R. Greene Sands Interpretation in Non-Permissive Environments:...
Rambler Army ROTC (Loyola in Chicago) on YouTube
May 28, 2015

Second Lieutenant Elena Speilmann, Class of 2013, shares her experiences from Project Global Officer.

Army ROTC sent 2LT Speilmann to Russia in order to immerse the young officer in the language. Interested to learn more about Project Global Officer? Check it out here.

TRADOC Culture Center
November 21, 2014

What do you know anout Bolivia?  Here are a few key facts and a link to TRADOC's smart card which you can print to take with you.

Population: approximately 10.5 million ‹‹ Capitals: La Paz (government); Sucre (legal) ‹‹ Sparsely populated: five people per square mile ‹‹ 3rd largest coca producing country in the world ‹‹ “Indigenous” majority country ‹‹ High income disparity between rich and poor Coca production in Bolivia finances criminal activity and affects security in other South American nations, principally Brazil. President Evo Morales, who is of indigenous (Aymara...
November 21, 2014

War themed video games are common, and the general consensus is that these types of games actually desensitize youth to the empathy required in real world conflict situations.  However, Alelo is lookinng at ways to use gaming technologies to do the opposite, to prepare military members for other cultures and actually prevent culture shock.

Alelo's VRP MIL (Virtual Role Players for Military Training Environments) provides an immersion experience to provide troops with a culturally and linguistically challenging scenarios.  The games allow...