This textbook is designed to help Marines link concepts of culture to the realities of planning and executing military operations around the world. The book has three primary goals:
This is the after-action report from the Cultural Intelligence Assessment Project commissioned by DLNSEO, which was designed as a first step toward understanding if and how the CQ Assessment can be used to meet the need across DoD for an empirical, academically valid way of measuring cross-cultural competence.
This is the after-action report from the Assessing Culture and Regional Training Programs Across DoD project commissioned by DLNSEO, which called for the expanded and strategic use of the CQ Military Survey across DoD.
The Culture General Guidebook provides concepts and skills that can be used to understand and interact in culturally complex situations in any part of the globe.
This report presents a framework for cross-cultural competence in Army leaders, reviews empirical research on predictors of intercultural effectiveness, and describes existing measures of cross-cultural competence and related constructs.
This report discusses cross-cultural competence (3C) training, development, and assessment in the U.S. Army.
Increasingly, the United States Army operates in multinational, and therefore, multicultural, environments. Teamwork within such settings requires the ability to see events as members of other cultures see them. The goal of the research was to define a set of multicultural perspective taking skills that will enable Army leaders to function effectively in multinational alliances.
This report discusses the need for an improved SOF language training and education program consisting of improved initial language and culture training, advanced regional studies and in-country immersion.
The contemporary operational environment is often characterized by ambiguous, multi-cultural contexts, where Army Soldiers must rapidly adapt without extensive prior knowledge of a region or its people. Ongoing training development efforts are addressing the need for general cross-cultural competence, but this broad competence must be clearly defined and assessed in order to determine if Soldiers are being adequately prepared.