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Web Resources Related to Cultural Competency
The U.S. Air Force Culture and Language Center supports the Expeditionary Air Force by providing Airmen at all ranks with the best available understanding of foreign cultures and the competencies to communicate and collaborate effectively with members of foreign societies.
Air Force Culture and Language Center
Air University Culture and Language Center
The U.S. Marine Corps CAOCL promotes a grasp of culture and language as regular, mainstream components of the operating environment - the human terrain - throughout the full spectrum of military operations and is the Corps "one-stop" clearinghouse for operational culture and language training.
Center for Advanced Operational Culture Learning (CAOCL)
The U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Combined Arms Research Library provides various cultural awareness readings and resources.
Combined Arms Research Library
The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Cultural Center provides comprehensive studies of various cultures and their way of life.
University of Military Intelligence
The DLI Cultural Awareness Assessment (CAA) assesses familiarity with specific regional cultures. Knowledge of the target culture is measured in levels from 0+ to 2, on a scale developed from the DoD Regional and Cultural Expertise Guidelines. General topics include geography, religions, customs and basic phrases of the defining language of the culture. More detailed information on the government, economy, history, military, and security situation is also assessed.
Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center
This Site provides concise, reliable, and up-to-date reports on more than
200 countries, each U.S. state, and all 13 Canadian provinces and territories.
Culture Learning Websites
Several organizations have built tools and assessments to enhance the learning of diverse cultures. The following links serve as access points for online culture learning.