To incorporate equal opportunity (EO) into the Marine Corps’ ethos and leadership philosophy.
The Marine Corps is built on the trust and teamwork shared between individual Marines and their leaders. Inherent in this trust is the understanding that fair, scrupulous, and unbiased treatment is the Marine Corps leadership standard. In keeping with this leadership philosophy, equal opportunity will be applied in every command policy, action, and program. The responsibility for accomplishing equal opportunity is not dependent on authority or solely the function of any special staff officer. Rather, all Marines are expected to promote camaraderie among individuals, regardless of age, color, gender, race, religion, national origin, or sexual orientation, by setting an example of unprejudiced actions and identifying unfair practices to higher authority via the chain of command.
Unlawful discriminatory practices within the Marine Corps are counterproductive and unacceptable. Discrimination undermines morale, reduces combat readiness, and prevents maximum utilization and development of the Marine Corps’ most vital asset, its “people”.
What Does Your EOA Have To Offer?
• DoD Certified Mediator
• Provide guidance, advice, or assistance in all EO matters
• Provide briefings or training on EO issues for assigned and tenant commands
• Assist EORs with EO program information on complaint reporting and other reporting requirements
• Identify trends and areas of concern, and develop methods for improving the EO climate