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Culture and Language Survey: Importance of Culture vs. Language

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Technical Report

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USMC Center for Advanced Operational Culture Learning Quantico United States

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The Department of Defense, along with numerous other organizations, has sought to evaluate the success and value of the different military services culture and language learning programs. In order to provide some concrete measures assessing Marine Corps culture and language learning programs, the U.S. Marine Corps Center for Advanced Operational Culture Learning CAOCL sent out a survey to 15 of all Marines with email addresses on the Marine Corps Global Address List during February 2010, excluding general officers. CAOCL received 2406 valid responses from Marines, representing all 42 military occupational specialties, all ranks, and all educational levels. The majority of Marines in the survey responded that cultural and language capabilities were important to operational effectiveness. However, cultural capabilities were rated as more important than language skills high statistical significance, p.000.

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  • Sociology and Law
  • Military Forces and Organizations

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