Regional, Culture, and Language Familiarization Program Messaging
Center for Advanced Operational Culture Learning Quantico United States
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This report addresses one facet of a larger assessment research project examining the training and education programs of the Center for Advanced Operational Culture Learning CAOCL. This element of the research explored Marine awareness of the Regional, Culture, and Language Familiarization RCLF Program and how Marines understand the programs purpose. Researchers found the followingCurrent RCLF Program messaging is reaching the ranks that are currently assigned regions but not all ranks see table below and not all ranks that need to know about the program to ensure program success. Important gaps newly promoted sergeants and senior enlisted ranks.How enlisted ranks hear about the RCLF Program is varied and can be inconsistent.Marines understanding of the programs purpose is not shared, revealing challenges with conveying the value of the program across the Marine Corps. These findings validate current efforts on curricular and policy redesign and offer insights for additional opportunities for change to ensure that the program is on the path to achieving its goals. See page 15 of the report for recommendations.
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