Cultural Intelligence: A Required Capability for Marine Corps Expeditionary Operations
MARINE CORPS COMMAND AND STAFF COLL QUANTICO VA
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Conducting expeditionary operations means operating in foreign, and increasingly urban, cultures foreign not simply in the sense of other countries, but cultures with which the Marine Corps has little to no understanding or even the foundation or tools to develop an understanding sufficient to conduct successful expeditionary operations. This is a critical shortfall for the Corps as the self-proclaimed premier expeditionary Total Force in Readiness. The nature and complexity of recent, current and likely future missions demand a cultural intelligence capability that often has been neglected or to which has only been paid lip service. To be an effective expeditionary force in todays world, the Marine Corps must pursue an advanced cultural intelligence capability by developing it organically, contracting for it, coordinating with sister services and other agencies for a joint capability, or some combination.
- Sociology and Law
- Military Intelligence