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Cross-Cultural Competence (3C)

Operational Culture for the Warfighter: Principles and Applications

This textbook is designed to help Marines link concepts of culture to the realities of planning and executing military operations around the world. The book has three primary goals:

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.

Washington National Guard Engineers share knowledge, experiences with Thai counterparts

Engineers from the Washington National Guard not only conduct exercises with the Royal Thai Army, but in the process build relationships and create strong bonds.

Learning the Importance of Intercultural Exchange through UNESCO

UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, "seeks to build peace through international cooperation," and does so through numerous projects in countries around the world. Their work includes efforts involving cultural preservation, disaster preparedness, and youth empowerment, among many others. One common thread through every one of their missions, however, is intercultural dialogue.

Improving the way you absorb language and culture with CultureReady Basics

Our partners at Diplomatic Language Services (DLS) discuss developing CultureReady Basics and what makes it unique from other culture and language tools.

6 Interesting Japanese Manners & Customs

Our guest blogger discusses some manners and customs to keep in mind when traveling to Japan.

African Partnership Flight Rwanda Set to Soar

U.S. Air Forces Africa and the Rwandan Defense Force recently announced the launch of the African Partnership Flight in Kigali, Rwanda, from March 4-8.