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Cross-Cultural Competence (3C)

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.

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.

Ramadan and the World Cup

This year, the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting observed by Muslims around the world, coincides with the World Cup. How are athletes able to both observe their faith and remain dedicated, strong athletes at the same time?

Creating Maps for a Crisis

We look at the importance of having accurate maps during global health and humanitarian crises, and what organizations such as Missing Maps are doing in order to create these with the help of local communities and volunteers.

The legacy of Song Leng Xiong lives on

May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month. This article from the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service highlights one National Guardsman's Hmong heritage, and how it shaped his decision to enter the military.