College of Arts and Sciences
This study evaluated the quantity and quality of the intercultural and cultural sensitivity training that the United States Military receives, specifically focusing on Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) cadets. Academic and military journals were consulted to determine the current training practices analyzed for this study, as were doctrine from the United States Air Force and the current university training regimen for future Air Force Officers. A comprehensive set of best-practice standards was deduced from the intercultural sensitivity literature, and the current training regimen for AFROTC cadets then was evaluated based on those standards. Findings, limitations to those findings, and recommendations for changes as well as affirmations of current practices are provided.
Author Supplied Keywords
Military, Intercultural, Cultural sensitivity, Training
Intercultural communication; Military education
Citation: Pilot Scholars Version (Modified MLA Style)
Lavoie, Phillip T., "Cultural Sensitivity Training in the U. S. Military: Is There Enough of the Right Stuff?" (2018). Communication Studies Undergraduate Publications, Presentations and Projects. 88.