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Georgetown Politics Professor Builds Critical Cultural Skills Among Foreign Area Officer Community

In February, the Quadrennial Defense Review called on the Military Departments to prepare commissioned and noncommissioned officers “for the full range of complex missions that the future security environment will demand” by “building expertise in foreign language, regional, and cultural skills.” With the assistance of outstanding colleagues at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), I’m doing just that! We’re building the Joint Foreign Area Officer Skill Sustainment Pilot Program, JFSSPP for short, to provide resources and educational opportunities for the rapidly growing Foreign Area Officer (FAO) community.

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Family Focus: Know Before You Go

  This post is by Dede O’Rourke.  Ms. O’Rourke works at Commander, Navy Installations Command’s Warfighter and Family Services for Joint Base Anacostia/Bolling. She is a Work and Family Life Consultant.      “What if?” — It’s a question that always gets families thinking when I talk to them about preparing for …

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Making a Difference: CARAT Cambodia 2010

Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) is a series of bilateral exercises held annually in the Southeast Asia region. Longstanding participating nations include Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand; new countries joining CARAT in 2010 include Cambodia and Bangladesh. by Explosives Ordnance Disposal Technician 2nd Class Brent Lawson, …

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