Cultural Support Program
Cultural support teams are comprised of female Soldiers who serve as enablers supporting Army special-operations combat forces in and around secured objective areas.
Their primary task is to engage the female population in an objective area when such contact may be deemed culturally inappropriate if performed by a male servicemember.
CSTs directly support activities ranging from medical civic-action programs, searches and seizures, humanitarian assistance and civil-military operations.
Cultural support training will primarily focus on basic human behavior, Islamic and Afghan cultures, women and their role in Afghanistan, and tribalism. Training is conducted at Fort Bragg, N.C.
Cultural Support Progam members must make, at a minimum, a one-year commitment to the program.
Packet submissions will be due Feb. 1, 2014. Cultural Support Assessment and Selection will be held April 1 - 10, 2014. The next training course will be held April 11 - May 16, 2014, with deployments beginning in the Fall of 2014 and returning in the spring of 2015.
For more information about the program's timeline, or becoming a member of Cultural Support, please call the Special Operations Recruiting Battalion office at (910) 432-9724 or via cell phone at (253) 961-1312, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org