Expeditionary Culture Field Guides

The Expeditionary Culture Field Guides (ECFGs) are pocket-size handbooks packed with invaluable cultural information. The guides are designed to help US forces achieve mission success in culturally complex environments. Each guide complements other training media, such as online training and hands-on instruction.

 

The ECFGs use the USAF model for achieving cross-cultural competency (3C). This model encompasses 12 cultural domains that account for every aspect of a society's cultural identity. The guides also are organized in two parts: Culture General (CG) and Culture Specific (CS). CG introduces the foundational knowledge needed to operate in any global environment. CS then addresses the unique cultural features of a particular country and its society.

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Last Updated: October 31, 2017

Expeditionary Culture Field Guides

Our ECFGs are pocket-sized handbooks packed with invaluable cultural information. Each guide is designed to help US forces achieve mission success in culturally complex environments.

Choose a country.

Download a PDF version below. Because of large file sizes, some field guides may take several minutes to download.