Cultural intelligence is as important for understanding interservice, interagency and multinational partners within an operational theatre; as it is for

understanding the adversary. Affirm or refute this statement

1. Introduction.

Thesis statement: The new operational environments necessitate a deeper focus on cultural intelligence for understanding interservice, interagency and

multinational partners as it enhances the interoperability and minimizes cultural clashes. It is affirmed that cultural intelligence for understanding

coalition as well as the adversary is a vital element of success in any operation.

2. What are the nature of interservice, interagency and multinational partnership? (Give examples)

3. Definition of cultural intelligence. Why is cultural intelligence important and how the dynamic of cultural awareness affects the overall performance of

a joint, integrated and combined operation? CQ as a force multiplier, capability to empower military and assist them in achieving mission success. Conflict

in general are all about people (Give examples)

4. The impacts of a failed cultural intelligence. (Give examples)

a. Decrease military effectiveness.
b. Affect interoperability.
c. Mission failed.
d. Endangers both civilians and troops.
e. Lead to negative public opinion.
f. Creation of more problems such as emotional conflict.
g. Escalation of conflict.
h. Confusion and mistrust among the organization/participating countries.

5. How to mitigate the potential cultural mismatch with joint, integrated and combined environment? (Give examples)

a. Cultural education and training?
b. Minimize language barrier – language training?
c. Relevant personal experience should be shared and built upon?
d. Real life scenarios – role playing?
e. Joint doctrine? SOP? Protocol and mechanism?
f. Force integration training periodically?
g. Comprehensive capacity and confidence building?

6. Conclusion.