Accession Number:

ADA634193

Title:

Special Operations Forces Language And Culture Needs Assessment: Leader Perspectives On Language Resources

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

SWA CONSULTING INC RALEIGH NC

Report Date:

2010-10-20

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

This study is one component of the Special Operations Forces SOF Language and Culture Needs Assessment Project. The larger study consisted of 23 focus groups conducted across the SOF community and an issue-oriented web-based survey. This report examined SOF leaders perceptions of whether or not they have enough language training resources available for their operators to develop and maintain language proficiency. Additionally, this study described the resources SOF leaders reported needing that are not currently available at their units. Survey results indicated that 57 of SOF leaders do not have enough resources available for their operators to develop and maintain language proficiency. SOF leaders reported the most frequently needed resources include language training time, immersion training, instructors, and funding. Detailed findings and recommendations are available in the report.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Linguistics
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE