Actionable Intel: Essentials in Military Cultural Competence

Since service members and their families seek healthcare and other services across both military and civilian sectors, all healthcare providers can benefit from becoming familiar with military culture and its potential impact on service delivery. In Actionable Intel: Essentials in Military Cultural Competence, participants will engage in an interactive, self-paced asynchronous training introducing five key themes healthcare and other professionals need to know about military culture. Videos of real service members and veterans help define and highlight major principles. Content is linked to action by offering culturally competent questions that can be incorporated into work with military connected individuals. By the end of the training, participants will have a high level overview of the United States military, its associated culture, and culturally relevant questions to enhance their work in supporting service members and their families.
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Instructional Format

This course is available online as an interactive, reading based asynchronous webinar, including a combination of reading, videos and activities. Participants will complete the course and take an online post-test.

Total CE Credits:1.5
Total Contact Hours: 1.5

Learning Objectives: Following the training, attendees will be able to:

  • Distinguish between the core branches of the U.S. military.
  • Explain how at least four aspects of military culture impact the experience of military service.
  • Integrate information about military culture into assessment and clinical practice with service members.

Target Audience: For behavioral health providers who treat military personnel, veterans and their families.

Instructional Content Level: Introductory/Beginner

Course Creation Date: 28 October 2022

Contact Information: Questions or concerns? Please contact Julie WIliams at