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Regional Expertise

Measuring and Reporting Leadership and Core Competency Domains

This interim report summarizes the results of an independent assessment of Department of Defense (DoD) personnel systems and databases, focused on the identification and differentiation of what personnel data exist, where, and at what organizational level, as well as what is done with those data.

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.

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

This report documents the Institute of Defense Analyses' 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.

How Other Countries Celebrate Valentine's Day

When you think of Valentine's Day, you probably think of chocolate, roses, and cards. But around the world, different countries celebrate the love a little bit differently—be it in the gifts they exchange or the day on which they actually celebrate it. Here are a few unique ways that Valentine's Day is observed across the globe:

Camp Zama class teaches basics of ‘ikebana,’ the art of Japanese flower arranging

Students at the Camp Zama Arts and Crafts Center recently had the chance to learn the Japanese art of ikebana, or flower arranging.

Transportation Adventures in Morocco

Guest blogger Jane Viviano writes about her experiences using public transportation in Morocco, from taxis and trains to buses and trams.

Enjoy winter by embracing the Norwegian concept of Friluftsliv

This winter, embrace the Norwegian concept of friluftsliv and find ways to enjoy being outdoors.

How to Have a Global Thanksgiving Abroad

Here are some tips on how to have a meaningful Thanksgiving abroad.

Exploring the world through public transit

Using public transit while traveling abroad can be the best way to experience a new place. Learn more about public transit around the world.

Rank Structure of the USFK

In this video, a subject matter expert describes the shared command structure of USFK.