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TRADOC Commander Visits DLIFLC, Stresses Culture Training

Lt. Gen. Kevin W. Mangum, the deputy commanding general and chief of staff of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), stressed the importance of cultural understanding and culture training during a recent visit to DLIFLC's Command Language Program Managers Conference. “There is a lack of language proficiency in the Army. Having men and women who better understand the culture, and certainly speak the language, as we engage populations across the world is critical,” adding “language is the driver to understanding a culture.” Lt. General Mangum continued, “With the outreach programs that DLI has, we could certainly provide better cultural awareness and some basic language skills to the operating force,” adding that “we must make them more culturally aware and provide as much regional expertise as we can.”

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