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Culture Doctrine

The aim of the first edition of ADF-P-0 Culture in the Profession of Arms articulates the ADF's approach to culture in the context of the development of a culturally aware and cross-culturally capable force, characterised by great teams able to work most effectively with others to achieve our mission. It is the principal text on culture and cultural intelligence in the ADF.

The Audience of this publication is intended to be a guide for professional development across all ranks. It informs trainers and educators who design and deliver learning and practical activities for the development of cultural intelligence.

The Scope of ADF-P-0 Culture in the Profession of Arms highlights the general principles applicable to the development of more resilient, adaptable and culturally capable Defence personnel. ADF-P-0 Culture in the Profession of Arms describes how ADF members can develop cultural intelligence at the individual level, within their teams and organisations, and in the application of cultural skills and knowledge across the spectrum of competition. This publication does not seek a narrow definition of culture in the profession of arms, but rather applies an adaptive understanding of cultural intelligence as a core military capability in the contemporary ADF.


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The Centre for Defence Leadership and Ethics is responsible for providing specialist advice, education and research to advance command, leadership and ethics for the Department of Defence.

The Centre is located at the Australian Defence College, Weston Campus in the Australian Capital Territory.

The Centre delivers a range of specialist services for managing, developing and promoting command, leadership and ethics education, publications and doctrine. It guides the Joint Professional Military Education requirements in this area for single service, joint education and individual training environments.