The Marine Corps Acculturation Program is a training course designed to educate Civilian Marines on Marine Corps history, culture, organizational structure, and career and leadership development. This program, started by the CCAB in 2004, addresses the second phase of the work lifecycle according to the CWCP. The second phase of the lifecycle is acculturation of civilians into the Marine Corps culture. Acculturation is vital to the workforce as it imbues the traits and social patterns of the culture. It assimilates new members into the existing cognitive structure. The goals of the Marine Corps Acculturation Program are:

  1. To increase knowledge of the Marine Corps and the value that the Marine Corps places on its culture.
  2. To highlight the vital role that Civilian Marines play as members of the Marine Corps team.
  3. To enhance overall understanding of the Marine Corps workforce environment and where each civilian fits in, and to educate civilians about the Marine Corps CWCP and the career and leadership development opportunities that are available.

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