Accession Number:

ADA634200

Title:

Special Operations Forces Language and Culture Needs Assessment: Non-Monetary Incentives

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

SWA CONSULTING INC RALEIGH NC

Report Date:

2010-11-09

Pagination or Media Count:

34.0

Abstract:

This report identified non-monetary incentives that motivate Special Operations Forces SOF operators to acquire and maintain language proficiency. SOF operators who participated in this study reported being more motivated by non-monetary incentives than by monetary incentives i.e., Foreign Language Proficiency Bonus FLPB. Specifically, SOF operators rated five non-monetary incentives as more motivating than monetary incentives saving livesforce protection, mission success, supporting the team, immersion opportunities, and self-development. Results suggest that an ideal combination of both monetary and non-monetary incentives should be provided to SOF operators to maximize language training motivation.

Subject Categories:

  • Linguistics
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE