HomeAcademic ProgramsCenter for Advanced Operational Culture Learning (CAOCL)


CAOCL is the central Marine Corps agency charged with ensuring the Marine Corps is globally prepared, regionally focused, and effective at navigating and influencing the culturally complex 21st Century operating environments in support of USMC missions and requirements. To accomplish its mission, CAOCL’s designs, delivers, and manages programming throughout the education and training continuum, conducts research and assessments, and provides scientific, policy, and subject matter advising. It also serves as one of the three proponents for Language, Regional Expertise, and Culture (LREC)-related doctrine, organization, training, materiel, leadership, personnel, and facilities (DOTMLPF) issues throughout the Marine Corps as directed by the LREC Operational Advisory Group (OAG) Charter and the Marine Corps LREC Strategy.