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.
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff today thanked Danish defense leaders for their efforts to promote peace and stability around the world.
Marissa Cruz writes about the Army's Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency (CULP) Program, where cadets spend up to three weeks immersed in foreign cultures, learning more about how others around the world view the United States, and in the process, learn more about themselves.
Second Lieutenant Elena Speilmann, Class of 2013, shares her experiences from Project Global Officer.
A small group of Soldiers from the Army Reserve 310th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Indianapolis, and the 82nd Sustainment Brigade Fort Bragg, N.C. are currently serving as a logistical advise and assist team at Camp Taji, Iraq, to help Iraqi Security Forces sustain their war fighters as they push forward in their fight against ISIL. They accomplish this mission by drinking a lot of coffee and tea (chai).
There is emerging agreement within the military services that culture is an important factor in irregular warfare and stability, support, transition, and reconstruction operations. Sociocultural factors affect every level of engagement in irregular warfare, from the interpersonal interactions while negotiating with local leaders, military advisers training their counterparts, to group and societal engagements during strategic communication and influence operations.