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Marine Corps Installations West

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Equal Opportunity Advisor

Mission
To provide information, assistance and advice on all Military Equal Opportunity (MEO) matters to commanders, commanding officers, tenant commanders, Marines, Sailors and other attached service members within MCIWEST/MCB Camp Pendleton.

Scope
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 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.

Purpose
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 MEO matters
• Provide briefings or training on MEO issues for assigned and tenant commands
• Serve as the central point of contact on all MEO guidance for Marines/Sailors seeking assistance on complaint reporting and other reporting requirements
• Identify trends and areas of concern, and develop methods for improving the EO climate

Commanding General's Policy Letters & Statements
MCI West EO Advisor

GySgt William L. Sorensen
MCI-West Equal Opportunity Advisor

Contact Information
MCIWEST-MCB CAMPEN
P.O. Box 5552000
Camp Pendleton, CA 92055

Cell: (760) 468-3002
Office: (760) 725-5742
william.l.sorensen@usmc.mil