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Joint Knowledge Online (JKO)

Joint Knowledge Online is the DoD advanced distributed learning capability for military and civilian individual and staff online training.

Service Culture Centers

The military services established culture centers to initially train on Iraqi and Afghan cultures. Since that time, the scope of the centers has widened to include a more global approach to culture and language learning.

Culture Matters: Formation Run

This video looks at the concept of working together and adjusting to fit the pace of the culture around you. This is a part of the Culture Matters video series.

Culture Matters: Force vs Impact

This video highlights the difference between force and impact, and how culture can be a powerful tool in neutralizing a threat. This is part of the Culture Matters video series.

Culture Matters: Identity

This video highlights how every person is a part of many different subcultures within their larger culture. This is a part of the Culture Matters video series.

Culture Matters: Montage

This video offers a montage of Army training clips, including culture training. This is a part of the Culture Matters video series.

Culture Matters: On Belay

This video highlights the importance of knowing your own culture, especially during a deployment. This is a part of the Culture Matters video series.

Culture Matters: Excuses

This video discusses how there are no excuses when it comes to cultural competency. Every soldier needs to understand the cultures they interact with. This is a part of the Culture Matters video series.

Cultural Briefings in Action

The 14th Human Resources Sustainment Command, 1st Sustainment Command (Theater) Soldiers attended a Cultural Awareness and Classified Information brief Jan. 6, at Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar. Soldiers and DOD Civilians are required to attend mandatory training to expose them to local customs and courtesies, and remain vigilant when safeguarding information that could compromise national security.

Culture Plays an Integral Part in Mobilization and Deployment

The 149th Military Engagement Team in Kentucky underwent training in preparation for their federal mobilization to the Middle East in support of U.S. Army Central Command operations. This training included five days of cultural and language training, in which they delved into cultural norms and behaviors as well as the history of the countries they’ll be operating in during the mobilization.