The impact of culture clash on deployed troops

Talya Greene, Joshua Buckman, Christopher Dandeker, Neil Greenberg

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Culture plays a crucial role in the military, helping the armed forces achieve their goals. However, cultural issues can negatively affect personnel's well-being and effectiveness, especially when there is a "clash" between military and other cultures. The literature suggests there should be more training and education on individual service cultures, as well as other countries' military cultures to improve cooperation and coordination during joint operations and working in multinational forces. A greater knowledge of local cultures may help avoid offending noncombatants. When deployment ends, service personnel need more support when they transition back to civilian culture.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)958-963
Number of pages6
JournalMilitary Medicine
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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