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Cross-Cultural Competence (3C)

An Initial Framework for Enhancing Cultural Competency

In order that military personnel be better armed to access this vital information and are thus able to use it to enhance their probability of mission success, we need a science of cultural readiness. In this we need to identify and distill methods of measurement and assessment which allow us to capture and disseminate culturally-contingent information.

Reasons as Carriers of Culture: Dynamic vs. Dispositional Models of Cultural Influence on Decision Making

We argue that a way culture influences decisions is through the reasons that individuals recruit when required to explain their choices. Specifically, we propose that cultures endow individuals with different rules or principles that provide guidance for making decisions, and a need to provide reasons activates such cultural knowledge.

Culture and Egocentric Perceptions of Fairness in Conflict and Negotiation

In this article, the authors advanced a cultural view of judgment biases in conflict and negotiation, analyzing these biases and practices in individualist versus collectivist societies.

Cultural Assessments and Campaign Planning

This monograph proposes that a major deficiency in current Joint doctrine is the failure to conduct cultural assessment of population groups in an area of operations and to integrate these results into the campaign planning process.

Cross-Level Measurement of Cross-Cultural Competence

The present research endeavor was designed to assess the utility of cultural intelligence (CQ) as an emergent organizational level construct using samples of military organizations.

Conceptualizing Multicultural Perspective Taking Skills

Increasingly, the United States Army operates in multinational, and therefore, multicultural, environments. Teamwork within such settings requires the ability to see events as members of other cultures see them. The goal of the research was to define a set of multicultural perspective taking skills that will enable Army leaders to function effectively in multinational alliances.

Why Culture Matters: An Empirically-Based Pre-Deployment Training Program

This report discusses how and why culture matters to the military by analyzing both the operational environment and culture, and recommending an empirically-based pre-deployment training program that trains military members to operate at a higher level of effectiveness required for stability operations and today’s “strategic sergeant” informational environment.

Training, Developing, and Assessing Cross-Cultural Competence in Military Personnel

This report discusses cross-cultural competence (3C) training, development, and assessment in the U.S. Army.

Analysis of Cross-Cultural Leadership Competencies for United States Military Leaders: A Study of United States Military Security Assistance Officers in Cairo, Egypt

This study examined the essential cross-cultural leadership competencies military leaders need in order to be successful in their roles as Security
Assistance Officers (SAO).