SOED-ICBC (1 Day)
refer to information below for specific instructions.
Target Audience: Special
Operations personnel who will be engaging in direct, face-to-face interactions
with international personnel as part of their duties. This includes but is not
limited to: Non-Standard Aviation, Light Tactical Fixed Wing (LTFW), Building
Partner Capacity (BPC), Irregular Warfare, Aviation Foreign Internal Defense
(AvFID), Counter Insurgency (COIN), Stability Operations (SO), Counter
Terrorism (CT) and unconventional Warfare (UW). This course is especially
useful for personnel who anticipate going, but may not have yet gone, on a
deployment that requires interaction with foreign nationals.
Intercultural Competencies Basic Course (ICBC) is an 8-hour course that seeks
to provide attendees with general knowledge and skills to quickly and
accurately comprehend, then appropriately and effectively act, in a culturally
complex environment to achieve the desired effect without necessarily having
prior exposure to a particular group, region or its language. This course is
designed as an introduction to culture and intercultural communications so as
to provide a solid foundation for SOF students to conduct further research into
the cultural values, beliefs, behaviors and norms of other countries or
Course Enrollment: ICBC is an
Open Enrollment course. As such, it requires no prior approval from USAFSOS
faculty. Students are required to obtain a training line number (TLN) from
their unit training manager. For enrolling through unit training manager (Open
Enrollment link above), supply the PDS code found in the above panel, along
with desired course dates to your local training manager, who will in turn
reserve a course quota for you in the training system. After obtaining a TLN,
students need to access and complete registration for the course through
Blackboard. Please see the link below and follow the instructions. All students
should request a USAFSOS Blackboard account, which also enables access to
specific course materials. To access Blackboard, copy and paste the following
address into your browser's address bar: https://afsoc.blackboard.com.
(We are currently unable to link directly to the USAFSOS Blackboard site per
AFI 33-129, paragraph 6.91.)
should report for this class between 0700 and 0730 Central Time.
This course is taught at the UNCLASS level.
Security clearance information is not required for the course
you are planning on attending.
! = Change || N/C = No
Change || X = Cancelled
Course dates and locations are subject to change,
please verify schedule prior to departing duty location.
Updated 23 Aug 2017
FY 2018 Schedule
FY 2019 Schedule (1st Qtr)
To register for courses, please go to the USAFSOS Blackboard site.
To access Blackboard, copy and paste the URL below into browser's address bar: https://afsoc.blackboard.com
We are currently unable to link directly to the USAFSOS Blackboard site per AFI 33-129, paragraph 6.9.1.