CAOCLCenter for Advanced Operational Culture Learning
CAOCLCathodal Opening Clonus
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Armed Forces, CAOCL believes that each operational planning team should require that culture be a key aspect of planning for a civil affairs or equivalent cell that crosses the spectrum of war fighting functions.
As the Marine Corps' lead organization for developing, providing, and coordinating operational language training and education for the General Purpose Force (GPF), CAOCL supports learning across the entire training and education continuum.
The focus on practical application in operational settings is the common thread running through all CAOCL language training.
Tools used to facilitate CAOCL language training and education span the DOTMLPF (Doctrine, Organization, Training, Materiel, Leadership and Education, Personnel and Facilities) process, and are a mix of "on-staff" language instruction, specialized distributed learning software, and language learning resource centers.
In response to General McChrystal's requirements, CAOCL has created a new pre-deployment program tailored to the Afghan theater of operations.
CAOCL's staff is available to brief deploying forces, no matter what region of the world they travel to, and follow up this training with a variety of training materials and computer-based products.
Importantly, CAOCL training is available to help all ranks of Marines deal with operational culture.
Mobile Training Teams (MTTs): These are CAOCL personnel available to deliver classes and briefings at a home station or while forces are underway:
Self-Study Culture and Language Resources: In order to provide an assortment of additional opportunities to Marines for operational culture and language self-study, CAOCL is currently providing access to a number of distributed learning computer-based products.
Language Learning Resource Centers (LLRCs): In an effort to meet home station training requirements, CAOCL is establishing Language Learning Resource Centers (LLRC) at all eight major Marine Corps bases to facilitate culture and language training for all Marines.
CAOCL Liaison Officers (LNOs): CAOCL LNOs are to assist Marine forces in accessing resources, scheduling briefings, and fulfilling culture and language requirements.