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USACC DCS G-3
Cultural Understanding and Language
Proficiency (CULP)
Policies, Programs & Initiatives
https://www.us.army.mil/suite/page/575354
MAJ Ray Causey
USACC DCS G-3 CULP Chief
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with the right blend of
Language and
Culture Skills
USACC CULP STRATEGY
Build a comprehensive system
Of complimentary programs
And incentives working to
Produce the
Begin to build
a foundation in
Regional Competence
OAPP-B
Culture
Internships
USACC CULP
Task
•Develop a system of programs
and incentives aimed at building
a solid Foundation for Culture
and Language Studies to move
the general Cadet Population
toward Culture and Language
Competence
Intended Outcomes
NSEP
NDAA (TBD)
Build a foundation in Cross-Cultural Competence
University Sponsored Study Abroad
Develop Abilities in Foreign Language Competence
Rosetta Stone
MSL I-IV/LDAC Curriculum
Lay a foundation for Culture Awareness &foreign language capability
CADET POPULATION
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Incentive: Officer Accessions Pilot Program – Option B
Critical Language Incentive Pay - CLIP
Description
Status
•PURPOSE:
–Recruit Students interested in foreign languages
studies
–Guide newly enrolled Cadets to Critical Languages
•Eligibility
Contracted with ROTC on or after 8 Aug ‘08
Enrolled in Critical Foreign Language
Make satisfactory progress
•Requirements:
Contract Addendum
CLIP subject to taxes
CLIP subject to re-coupment
•$3,000 ANNUAL MAX PAYMENT
•Not supported in FY07/08;
•Implemented 8 August 2008.
•Needed changes submitted to DA G1 21 Oct 2008
•No lift from this program in FY 08.
•Program approved too late for use in marketing and
recruiting.
CLIP PARTICIPATION
Projected
140
Eligible
To Date
48
Paid
39
Cost to Date
Resource Requirements
30%
$5,550
Way Ahead
•Minimal funding requirement
•Substantial increase in Admin Support
requirements.
•Expanded USACC CULP Cell to manage all CULP
programs.
•Approve proposed OAPP-B modifications until
superseded by NDAA 1 Jan 09
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Incentive: CLIP Summer Scholarship (Policy)
Description
Status
•Utilization of Scholarship Funding during
Summer session w/o reduction of 10
semester limit.
•PURPOSE:
–Increase CLIP participation
–Encourage Summer/Inter-term
courses to reduce migration
•Eligibility
–Scholarship Cadets
•Policy Change Approved for immediate
implementation.
Resource Requirements
Way Ahead
•Funding secured for FY 09
•Requirement for USACC CULP Cell to
manage all CULP programs.
•Market as part of OAPP-B CLIP,
•Plan as part of NDAA Implementation.
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Incentive: University Sponsored Study Abroad (Policy)
Description
Status
•PURPOSE:
–Encourage participation in college courses
aimed at increasing Culture Awareness and
Foreign Language Capabilities.
•Program:
–CULP pays up to $6k in addition to
Scholarship to fund Travel expenses to and
from Study Abroad.
•Eligibility
–Scholarship Cadets
•Implemented in Fall ‘07
STUDY ABROAD PARTICIPATION
Paid in
Summer ‘08
36 Cadets/ $67K
Paid in
Fall ‘08
31 Cadets/ $61K
$128K
Resource Requirements
Way Ahead
•Funding secured for FY 09
•Requirement for USACC CULP Cell to
managed all CULP programs.
•Continue to fund.
•Include as part of FY 09 USACC
Comprehensive Culture and Language
Strategy.
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Incentive: Order of Merit Modification, (Program)
Description
Status
ROTC OML Model – Non-monetary Incentive
Purpose: Meaningful incentive to pursue
Foreign Language and Culture Awareness
Capability
OML Model:
•Implemented Pilot Fall ’08 School Term
•Analysis and recommendation as to
implementation of OML Mod is expected in
January 2009.
Academic Program (40%)
Leadership Program (60%)
Physical (15%)
Leader (45%)
Culture and Language (2.25%)
Resource Requirements
Way Ahead
•No additional resource requirements
expected.
•If approved for implementation, include as
part of FY 09 USACC Comprehensive Culture
and Language Strategy.
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Programs - Culture Immersion Internships
Description
Status
•Summer Culture Immersion Internships to promote
Cadet development of Cross Culture Competence
and introduction to Regional Culture Competence
•104 Cadet Participants in 2008
•Goal: 1 Cadet per Host Institution by 2010, (274
Cadets)
•Coordinated pre-deployment MTT training with
TRADOC Culture Center
•Identified important issues including: Emergency
Medical Spt, Lack of CAC, and SOFA status
•NOTE: Substantial increase in Admin/Log requirement.
Resource Requirements
Way Ahead
•Planned for Summer: 2009:
•Average Cost $6k per Cadet
•Requires one LTC or SGM per 12 Cadets
•Coordinating:
–Emergency Medical. TRICARE – Overseas
will work for Cadets.
–Common Access Card policy change
requested and should be approved for
summer’09
–Status of Cadets while deployed. Active Duty
for Training request being staffed. Should
solve all above
–Cadet Command Sponsored Culture Immersion
Internship: 96 Cadets – 24ea in Morocco,
Slovakia, Argentina, and Panama
–FMSO OSIRA Course – 24 Cadets: 8-China, 8Senegal, 8-Egypt
–WHINSEC - 20 Cadets
–Olmstead Foundation – 5 Cadets (Received
$30K)
– 5-10 Slovak Academy Cadets to attend LDAC
•$1000 CLIP Bonus to Internship winners
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INCENTIVE - ROSETTA STONE (Proposal)
Description
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Status
Incentive program aimed at increasing
Critical Language Competence of
Cadets at mid and lower tier schools
where few or no Critical Languages
courses are offered.
Cadets earn $100 per Unit passed and
$500 Bonus for Course Completion
–
Unit Tests monitored by ROTC
Cadre
–
Request for Payment based on
Certificate, PMS Verification, DA
Form 2142 Pay Inquiry.
Resource Requirements
•Funding secured for FY 09
•Requirement for USACC CULP Cell to
managed all CULP programs.
•Currently being staffed for implementation as
part of the FY09 CULP Strategy
Way Ahead
•Implement as part of FY09 CULP Strategy
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PROGRAM - NG State Partnership Program
(Proposal – Not yet Policy)
Description
Status
The National Guard’s State Partnership
Program links U.S. states with foreign
nations to promote and enhance
bilateral relations.
Currently, 56 countries are linked to 46 states,
2 territories (Puerto Rico and Guam),
and Washington, D.C
•US Army Cadet Command DCG-NG
COL
Still planning SMP Cadet participation in
Culture Internships
•Currently being staffed for possible
implementation as part of the FY09 CULP
Strategy
USACC team with State AGs to facilitate
coordinated effort toward Culture and
Language initiatives.
Resource Requirements
Way Ahead
•Funding secured for FY 09
•Requirement for USACC CULP Cell to
managed all CULP programs.
•Develop long range NG/USACC CULP
initiative.
•Begin Implementation as part of FY09 CULP
Strategy
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PENDING CHANGES
FY 2009 National Defense Authorization Act SEC. 619
Description
Status
1. Critical Language PROFICIENCY BONUS:
–PURPOSE: Recruit and commission native and
heritage speakers.
–ELIGIBILITY: enrolled SROTC
–BONUS + Subsistence Allowance.
2. Critical Language INCENTIVE PAY:
–PURPOSE: Encourage enrollment in Critical
Languages.
–ELIGIBILITY: enrolled SROTC
–CLIP + Subsistence Allowance.
•Signed into law 14 Oct ’08
•Effective until 31 Dec ’13
•Waiting DoD and DA Implementing Guidance
•Will probably supersede OAPP-B
•NOTE: Substantially increases Admin Support
requirement
•DRAFT DoD Directive Type Memo,
–DTM comments forwarded 23 October.
–Requested Preliminary Guidance ASAP
Resource Requirements
Way Ahead
•Funding secured for FY 09
•Requirement for USACC CULP Cell to
managed all CULP programs.
•Based on Implementing Guidance from DA,
create a Comprehensive USACC Culture and
Language Strategy and Implementation
Document for FY 09
•Implement a CULP system of Incentives
and Programs aimed at enhancing the
functions and effects of one another.
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