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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:

Efforts of two individuals bring Okinawan, US communities together

Mari Gregory and Sgt. Maj. Mario Marquez use radio to bridge the gap between Americans and Okinawans, and foster learning, understanding, and friendship.

Relationship Repair with CAOCL's Dr. Lauren Mackenzie and Kristin Post

The Eagles, Globes, and Anchors podcast from the Marine Corps War College recently hosted Dr. Lauren Mackenzie and Kristin Post from CAOCL to discuss their article on relationship repair strategies.

Building the Research Respository: CAOCL's 3C Annotated Bibliography

Today, we highlight the Marine Corps' Center for Advanced Operational Culture and Learning's (CAOCL) recently released updated Military Cross-Cultural Competence Annotated Bibliography.

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.

Culture General Guidebook for Military Professionals

The Culture General Guidebook provides concepts and skills that can be used to understand and interact in culturally complex situations in any part of the globe.

Local farmers give station students a sweet surprise

Local farmers presented students of M.C. Perry and Iwakuni Elementary School with mikans, a citrus fruit similar to mandarin oranges, and in exchange the students surprised them with thank-you gifts. 

Joint Knowledge Online (JKO)

Joint Knowledge Online is the DoD advanced distributed learning capability for military and civilian individual and staff online training.

Service Culture Centers

The military services established culture centers to initially train on Iraqi and Afghan cultures. Since that time, the scope of the centers has widened to include a more global approach to culture and language learning.

Learning Language and Culture is an Important Part of Being a Marine

Today, Marines must be proficient in foreign language and cultures around the world in order to be prepared for vital missions. This training comes from the Center for Advanced Operational Culture Learning (CAOCL) at Marine Corps University.