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.
When bilateral coordination between two countries is part of a military exercise, one piece is vitally important: communication. This was especially true for U.S. and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force service members as they conducted a bilateral annual command post exercise known as Yama Sakura.
Throughout its 240-year history, the United States has been known as the Great American Melting Pot. With a diverse population of more than 320 million, its citizens represent just about every nation and culture on the planet, its Military is no different.
Jacob Kortum describes his experience with the Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency (CULP) program in Vietnam and how it will help his development as a future Army Lieutenant.
Music brings together Saudi and American forces in a cross-cultural exchange that marks the first time a U.S. Army musician has worked directly with KSA Soldiers in Saudi Arabia.
TRADOC Commanding Generals Says DLIFLC is an Example for Army University, Discusses Importance of Culture Training
Gen. David Perkins visited the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center, where he discussed the role of language and cultural training in the military.
The US Army’s diverse strategic interests around the globe require its Soldiers and leaders to be comfortable and effective working in a variety of cultural contexts.
One of the many strengths of the US military is that is draws on American's from multicultural backgrounds to fill its ranks, thereby enriching the military's ability to bridge different languages and cultures.
Check out this post about ROTC cadet Blake Engle's participation in the Cultural Understanding Language Program (CULP ) program in Cambodia.
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 visit to DLIFLC's Command Language Program Managers Conference.