HomeAcademic ProgramsCenter for Regional and Security Studies (CRSS)



CRSS provides regional, cultural, and security studies programming throughout the learning continuum and Marines’ careers in order to enhance Marines' cognitive advantage so they can anticipate and overcome challenges while operating in culturally complex environments.

"War is fundamentally an interactive social process." (MCDP 1 Warfighting)

"Culture will have an impact on many aspects of competition, including decision making and how information is perceived. Understanding the human dimension of competition is an area needing constant study by Marines." (MCDP 1-4 Competing)

What's New In CRSS

March 19, 2021 Update: See the RCSP page for significant programmatic changes.

February 12, 2021 Update: Our new MarineNet library contains more than a decade worth of CAOCL & CRSS instructional materials, staff planning products, and RCSP workbooks (nearly 400 items!!). All files are also available on our PiX portal.

January 11, 2021 Update: Check out our RCSP page and Cognitive Dimension page for updates and new video resources!!

MARADMIN 227/20 - Divestment of Center for Advanced Operational Culture Learning and Establishment of the Marine Corps University Center for Regional and Security Studies:

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