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Cross-Cultural Competence (3C)

Military Cross-Cultural Competence Annotated Bibliography

This work is an update to Cross-cultural competence in the Department of Defense: An annotated bibliography by Gallus, J. et al. (2014, 2016) with newly published works.

A Model of Culture-General Competence for Education and Training: Validation Across Services and Key Specialties

The aim of the current study was to further test a model of culture-general competence. We call the model Adaptive Readiness for Culture (ARC). It is general in that it applies across all regions of interest. The skills that comprise ARC were identified in an earlier study of 20 Marine Corps and Army service members who had worked in multiple cultures.

Regional Expertise and Cultural Proficiency

This report describes the development of an operational tool for planners that enables them to identify REC capability requirements during the planning process.

Data Collection and Analysis for a Cross-Cultural Competence Model

This report discusses the development of a Cross-Cultural Competence (3C) model for the General Purpose Force population in the U.S. military.

Building the Research Respository: CAOCL's 3C Annotated Bibliography

Today, we highlight the Marine Corps' Center for Advanced Operational Culture and Learning's (CAOCL) recently released updated Military Cross-Cultural Competence Annotated Bibliography.

Teenvenuti: Welcoming teens to Italy, sharing culture

When you first move to a new country, or even just a new town, getting out of your hotel room can be incredibly difficult. In Vicenza, a program called Teenvenuti introduces new students in grades 6-12 to their new home.

Steel Troopers Bring Iraqis and Pershmerga Together

The Steel Squadron lived like Iraqi soldiers for two weeks to assist Iraqi and Kurdish forces in closing security gaps along a shared boundary line.

Cultural Differences Between North and South Korea

We explore the differences between North and South Korea, and what it takes for refugees and defectors to adjust to life outside North Korea.

New Efforts to Train DoD on Culture and Language

The Pentagon’s efforts to provide language and culture training and education continued to expand. Here, we discuss different LREC training options around DoD, as discussed in a recent article for MS&T Magazine.

Community Connections through Cultural Adaptations

The Marine Corps Community Services center at MCAS Iwakuni offers Marines hands-on opportunities to learn about Japanese culture through their Cultural Adaptations program. Today we highlight some recent events hosted by Cultural Adaptations.