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Conference Report: Cultural and Linguistic Advancement for Mission Success: Enhancing Language, Regional and Cultural Capabilities Across Whole of Government for an Effective COIN Strategy

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This report summarizes a conference entitled Cultural and Linguistic Advancement for Mission Success Enhancing Language, Regional and Cultural Capabilities Across Whole of Government for an Effective COIN Strategy. The conference was held February 22-24, 2012 at the Westin Tysons Corner, Falls Church, Virginia, and included presentations by experts on the topics of linguistic, regional, and cultural LRC knowledge, skills, and training for the U.S. military community. Included in the report are short summaries of each of the conference presentations, in order of appearance. The summaries directly quote both the speaker and the powerpoint presentations provided. Should the summary be of interest to the reader, the full slide deck of the presentation is available at the Marcus Evans website. The presentations are as follows Defining Language Requirements Across Military Branches Cultural Knowledge Consortium The Status of International Collaboration for Socio-Cultural Analysis Highlighting the Contributions of Open Source and Atmospherics Programs for LRC Capabilities Expanding Army Culture and Foreign Language Program Developing LRC Skills within the Feeder Education Systems Naval Special Warfare Language, Regional Expertise, and Cultural Awareness Initiatives Solving the People Puzzle The Importance of Cultural Intelligence to Success in the Contemporary Operating Environment Analytic Efficiencies Methods for Maximizing Cultural-Linguistic Insight in Austere Times Setting a Consistent Standard for Language and Cultural Proficiency Weighing the Impact of Language, Region and Culture on COIN Key Considerations for a Meaningful Cultural Training Program Building a Foundation of Tools to Promote a Holistic Cultural Education Cross-Cultural Competence 3C Research Today Respecting the Diverse Global Cultures of War and Exploring the Growing Cultural Role of Gender Across the Ranks.

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  • Sociology and Law
  • Linguistics
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Unconventional Warfare

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