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Cross-Cultural Training

Special Forces Language Training: What Would It Cost To Do It Right?

What would be the true cost of Special Forces language training, and where does cultural competency training factor in?

The Role of Cultural Understanding and Language Training in Unconventional Warfare

This thesis analyzes the influence of language training and cultural understanding on the overall success of counterinsurgency campaigns.

The Infusion of Language, Regional, and Cultural Content into Military Education

This report documents IDA’s examination of the infusion of language, regional, and cultural (LRC) content into Professional Military Education (PME) across the Services, from pre-commissioning through the General Officer/Flag Officer (GO/FO) level.

Improving Cultural Education of Special Operations Forces

This report discusses the need for an improved SOF language training and education program consisting of improved initial language and culture training, advanced regional studies and in-country immersion.

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.

DLNSEO sponsors Alelo to develop VCAT Caribbean for J7

Alelo has completed delivery of VCAT Caribbean for the Joint Forces Development (J7) bringing the total number of VCAT’s to nine (9). VCATs are designed to teach cultural awareness and mission-focused language skills for general purpose forces deploying to different regions of the world.

AFCLC supports Air University with variety of culture-based courses

AFCLC faculty members are charged with infusing culture content into all levels of Professional Military Education.

Assessing the Impact Of and Needs For Navy LREC Training

The US Navy's Center for Information Dominances Center for Language, Regional Expertise, and Culture (CLREC) plays a central role in training Department of the Navy personnel in the language skills and cultural knowledge required to effectively carry out their missions. CLREC provides predeployment cultural orientation training in a variety of forms, such as (1) group instruction facilitated by Mobile Training Teams, (2) semiautomated group presentations facilitated by a member of the command being trained, (3) individual instruction using automated and nonautomated presentations, and (4) one-on-one language tutoring for flag officers who will soon take an assignment in which linguistic training would be beneficial.

Air Force - Language and Culture Resources

Check out the resource portal for the Air Force on language and culture, and more links to other language and culture training sites.

Online Courses at the US Institute of Peace

The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) established the Academy Online to help educate and train practitioners to manage and transform conflict in all its phases, from preventing conflict to post-conflict peacebuilding.