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Data Collection and Analysis for a Cross-Cultural Competence Model

The ability to understand and influence foreign decision makers within the cultural terrain is increasingly recognized as a core warfighter competency. In response to this requirement, the U.S. Department of Defense has made it a priority to foster the development of cultural competence via education and training curricula within its service arms. The objective of this report was to develop a Cross-Cultural Competence (3C) model for the General Purpose Force population in the U.S. military, based on data from operators with experience in various cross-cultural environments, which provides prioritization, organization, and specification.