Accession Number:

AD1062151

Title:

The Value and Use of Culture: Marines with Ground Combat Arms MOSs

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

USMC Center for Advanced Operational Culture Learning Quantico United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-07-09

Pagination or Media Count:

76.0

Abstract:

A weighted sample of 1654 Marines voluntarily completed an online survey about the value and use of cultural skills and knowledge based on various deployments in 2012. Marines with ground combat arms MOSs comprise 10 171 of the sample. From a quantitative and qualitative perspective as represented by these survey findings, the vast majority of Marines with ground combat arms MOSs value and use cultural knowledge and skills for deployments, often more than Marines with other MOSs. A majority of Marines within ground combat arms MOSs also express a strong need for more language skillstraining and a minority offer specific suggestions for improvement in various types of training and training resources.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE