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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.

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.

Encountering Different Beliefs: Nigeria and Witchcraft

How do you react when you travel somewhere and encounter beliefs that are different from your own? Today we look at this question through the example of the belief in witchcraft in Nigeria.

CJTF-HOA and Intergovernmental Authority on Development Kick-Start Partnership

Foreign Liaison Officers and U.S. military members assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa met for the first time in a formal meeting with officials from the Intergovernmental Authority on Development on January 16 in Djibouti.

Gift-Giving in Japan

A service member discusses gift-giving in Japan.

Engaging with the Japanese Culture and Language

A service member discusses engaging with the culture and language in Japan.