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1 Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency CULP

2 CULP What is it? What can it do for me as a Cadet? US Army Cadet Command wants: Commissioning Officers who possess the right blend of language and cultural skills required in support of global operations in the state of persistent warfare expected in the 21st Century. 1 Cadet Command Pamphlet , 14 August 2009

3 3 What CULP Can Do for You! For each event/activity: Green numbers are activity weighting 1. Academic Program (40%) (40.00) Cumulative GPA (includes ROTC GPA) (Spring Semester, most current) APFT (85%) (1.28) - Campus (most current fall sem) (1.91) - Campus ( most current spring sem) (9.56) - LDAC (1 st score) Swimming (5%) (0.375) - Campus Cdt Cmd Swim Test (0.375) - LDAC CWST Athletics (10%) (1.50) - Varsity, Intramural, or Community Team (6.75) - LDAC Performance (E/S/N) - Leadership positions - Leadership attributes/skills/actions (11.25) - LDAC PLT TAC Evaluation (E/S/N) (4.50) - LDAC Land Navigation (1st score) PMS Experienced Based Observations (6.75) - PMS MSIII CER OML (4.50) - PMS Accessions OML (4.50) - PMS Accessions Potential Comments (4.50) - Cadet Training / Extracurricular Activities (2.25) - Language / Cultural Awareness Warrior Forge, Platoon Top Five = 1 point added to final OMS RECONDO = 0.5 point added to final OMS Leader (45%) Physical (15%) 2. Leadership Program (60%) Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) Incentive FY10 PAT Recommends 0.5 Incentive to ADM 3 (Math/Science) and 1.0 Incentive to ADM 4 (Engineering); plan implementation no earlier than FY12. (2.36) (0.00) (1.69) (0.00) (9.45) For FY11 Swim is removed and weighting applied to Campus APFT’s (90%) (0%)

4 USACC DCS G3 - CULTURE AND LANGUAGE DIVISION Two Branches On-Campus Culture and Language Programs (On-Campus Programs) –Critical Language Incentive Pay - CLIP Up to $3000 a year to take approved foreign languages or associated cultural studies for academic credit. –National Security Education Program – Project Global Officer Grants partnership Summer Language Hubs –Study Abroad Up to $6000 travel for Cadets to study abroad in any non-English speaking country CG’s Desired Outcome, “75% of all SROTC Cadets complete two semesters of the same foreign language.” CONUS & OCONUS Culture and Language Immersion Summer Deployments –FY2010 objective… 500 SROTC Cadets deploy OCONUS for culture and language immersion in support of Army Security Cooperation Strategy Active Duty (For Professional Development Training) AD-PDT up to 45 days. Integrate into ASCC and Partner Nation Security Cooperation Strategy Continue WHINSEC (40 Cadets) Continue FMSO (24 Cadets) Continue USMA partnership CG’s Desired Outcome, “50% of all SROTC Cadets experience OCONUS culture and language immersion.”

5 Approved Foreign Languages Languages determined to be eligible for payments under the Culture and Language Incentive Pay-Bonus program cannot be only those that are in critical shortage in the force today, but rather those that are likely to be needed in the force five to ten years in the future. Hence, the languages qualified for CLIP-B bonus payment are designated as some of the following: Albanian Arabic Haitian-Creole Azerbaijani Hausa Hindi Balinese Korean Hebrew (Modern) Cambodian (Khmer) Russian Hungarian Chechen Serbian Georgian Chinese-Mandarin Romanian Indonesian Chinese-Cantonese Kurdish Estonian Czech Japanese CLIP-B will be paid lump sum only on successful completion of the course of study, internship, study abroad, or other eligible learning opportunity.

6 What do I get out of doing CULP? The ROTC Cadet: –Participate in real-world projects and missions. –Receive Leadership training and assessment in at least one Squad Leader position. –Cultural “Gain” –Immersion in a foreign culture while accomplishing assigned missions; (these experiences are real work, not tours). –Experiential learning on Army pre-deployment, deployment, and post-deployment requirements and activities. (Soldier Readiness Processing - SRP)

7 REQUIREMENTS Pre-Deployment: On-line Application for deployment including a Written Essay Cultural Awareness and Language Competency Pre-Tests Completion of all Pre-deployment Training and Certifications: (SERE-B, ISOPREP, AT LEVEL I, Human Rights, AOR Specific Training, Immunization and the Cross- Cultural Workbook. During Deployment: –Develop a hard copy product for oral presentation and Cadre Leader evaluation during pre-deployment staging. –Rotate through Platoon Leadership positions with Cadre Leader Evaluation (LDAC CER) After Deployment: –Conduct Self-Evaluation based on FM 6-22 Appendix A. –Complete Cultural Awareness and Language Competency Post-Tests

8 OCONUS Culture and Language Deployment Missions –Security Cooperation Events - build defense relationships that promote specific US security interests, develop allied and friendly military capabilities for self- defense and multinational operations, and provide US forces with peacetime and contingency access to a host nation. –MEDCOM Humanitarian Operations –Mil2mil training events – train with the host units military forces –Annual named Exercises, e.g. Khaan Quest 2010 –US Army Corps of Engineer (USACE) projects

9 Cadets working in Hospice and Orphanage in Panama Source: TC 25-20, Figure 2.1


11 US Army Cadet Command Security Cooperation Deployments 2011 and Beyond

12 FY’11 Regional Culture and Language Immersion Deployment Priorities ARCENT Jordan WHINSEC USARPAC China SEA India Korea Indonesia Other USARSO Brazil Costa Rica Guatemala Peru El Salvadore Other USARAF Morocco Tanzania Egypt Senegal Kenya Nigeria Ghana Other USAREUR Slovakia Russia Albania Israel Other Priorities (BASED ON STRATEGIC LANGUAGES) I I II COMBINED EXERCISE KHAAN QUEST – AKNG/MONGOLIA (CONCEPT PLAN) Mil-Mil Taiwan – China Military Academy Recurring Mil-Mil Canadian AF – French Unit (Concept Plan) Mil-Mil Moroccan Mil Academy Recurring Mil-Mil Slovakian Mil Academy Recurring USARAF developing plan for Africa. Mil-Mil / HA/DR INDONESIA (CONCEPT PLAN) LATIN AMERICA- TBD

13 US Army Cadet Command, DCS G-3 – CULP POCs Contact MAJ Paul Thiessen: (256) / Pelham Road North Jacksonville, AL Websites: CULP: CULP CONUS/OCONUS CADET INTERNSHIP SECURE ON-LINE APPLICATION: BLACKBOARD:

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