Cross-Cultural Competence for a Twenty-First-Century Military

Cross-Cultural Competence for a Twenty-First-Century Military : Culture, the Flipside of COIN

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Cross-Cultural Competence for a Twenty-First-Century Military: Culture, the Flipside of COIN suggests that the application of cross-cultural competence to the unique environment of expeditionary deployment through military objectives is one of the most important force enablers in today's U.S. international security mission. This volume will make immediate and long-lasting contributions to research, learning, and policy in the Department of Defense. Its contributors are many of the leading experts and military operators in a multidisciplinary effort to prepare U.S. military and civilian personnel for expeditionary missions.show more

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  • Hardback | 414 pages
  • 152.4 x 223.52 x 17.78mm | 294.83g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 19 Tables, unspecified; 10 Illustrations, black and white
  • 0739179594
  • 9780739179598

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Cross-Cultural Competence for a Twenty-First-Century Military: Culture, the Flipside of COIN is a must-read for anyone engaged in national security efforts, especially for those in the military. This book provides readers with a comprehensive understanding of how and why cross-cultural competence has become critical for both national security and international stability-and what can be done to build this capability in the Force. As thought-leaders in the cross-cultural challenges affecting today's military, Drs. Robert Greene Sands and Allison Greene-Sands have compiled the most cutting-edge work from operators, researchers, and educators that advance our collective understanding of the human capabilities necessary for success in contemporary warfare, international stability, and sustainable peace. -- Paula Caligiuri, Northeastern University In bringing together scholars and specialists from a wide range of organizational settings-from academia to the armed forces, in both governmental and non-governmental settings-Allison and Robert Greene Sands have captured the rich diversity of both knowledge bases and practical applications that are essential for successful cross-cultural competence in a twenty-first -century military. -- Scott McGinnis, Defense Language Institute These writings on cross-cultural competence are prescient, timely, and absolutely a necessary read. They bring what we know and need to know about ourselves and others into context and clarity. -- Tom Haines, Defense Intelligence Agencyshow more

About Robert Greene Sands

Robert R. Greene Sands, PhD, is the director/senior research fellow at the Institute for the Study of Culture and Language at Norwich University and adjunct professor in Norwich University's Continuing and Graduate Studies program. Sands has extensive experience in the development of culture and regional expertise education and training programs for military and other organizations involved in stability operations. Allison Greene-Sands, PhD, is the associate director for culture for the Defense Language and National Security Office, within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness. She is currently leading the implementation of a new policy that will institutionalize "Cross-Cultural Competence (3C)" as a core component in training and education for all military and select Department of Defense civilian personnel.show more

Table of contents

LIST OF TABLES LIST OF FIGURES FOREWORD Kerry Fosher PREFACE ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS SECTION ONE CONCEPTUALIZATION AND DEVELOPMENT Section Introduction Robert R. Greene Sands Allison Greene-Sands 1: Why Cross-cultural Competence? Robert R. Greene Sands 2: The Historical Development of Cross-cultural Competence Allison Abbe 3: A Developmental Model for Cross-cultural Competence Patrice Reid Felicia Kaloydis Mary Margaret Suddith Allison Greene-Sands 4: Institutionalizing Cross-cultural Competence in Department of Defense Policy Allison Greene-Sands SECTION TWO THE OPERATIONAL ENVIRONMENT AND CROSS-CULTURAL COMPETENCE Section Introduction Robert R. Greene Sands Allison Greene-Sands 5: COIN and Beyond81 Robert R. Greene Sands 6: Cross-cultural Competence is Not Always Intuitive Lieutenant Colonel Donald Snedeker (US Army, Retired) 7: Why Cross-cultural Competence is in the Tool Kit for Foreign Area Officers Colonel Humberto Rodriguez (US Army, Retired) 8: Cross-cultural Competence and Civil-Military Operations Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Terlizzi (USMC, Retired) SECTION THREE RESEARCH TRENDS IN CROSS-CULTURAL COMPETENCE Section Introduction Allison Greene-Sands Robert R. Greene Sands 9: Instrumentation Challenges in Developing Cross-cultural Competence Models Marinus van Driel William K. Gabrenya 10: Developing Cross-cultural Competence Following Negative Cross-Cultural Experiences Jessica Gallus Jennifer Klafehn 11: Complications in Cross-cultural Communications: Using Interpreters Aimee Vieira 12: Cross-cultural Influence and the Advising Mission: Empirical Findings and the Way Ahead Michelle Ramsden Zbylut SECTION FOUR EDUCATING AND TRAINING IN 3C Section Introduction Robert R. Greene Sands Allison Greene-Sands 13: Cross-cultural Communication Contributions to Professional Military Education: A Distance Learning Case Study Lauren Mackenzie Megan Wallace 14: Cross-cultural Competence in the Classroom: Measuring Instructional Effectiveness Katie Gunther 15: Where's the "So What?": Educating and training culture in the Marine Corps Paula Holmes-Eber 16: Cross-cultural Competence plus Language: Capturing the Essence of Intercultural Communication Catherine Ingold SECTION FIVE CROSS-CULTURAL COMPETENCE AS ENABLER Section Introduction Allison Greene-Sands Robert R. Greene Sands 17: Cross-Cultural Competence as a Critical Enabler for Security Force Assistance Missions Amy Alrich 18: Raumschach Negotiations Colonel Stefan Eisen (USAF, Retired) 19: Diversity and Cross-cultural Competence Kizzy Parks Christoper Butts Bianca Trejo Daniel P. McDonald INDEX ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORSshow more