0147 - Equal Opportunity Advisor 

            SSgt - MGySgt

The Marine Corps is a proud meritocracy and guarantees Equal Opportunity for all military members without regard to age, color, gender, race, religion, or national origin, consistent with the law, regulations, and the requirements for physical and mental abilities.  The primary mission of Equal Opportunity Advisors (EOA) is to provide Equal Opportunity advice to the Marine commanders they are assigned with. They attend the Equal Opportunity Advisor course (EOAC) at the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI), Patrick Air Force Base, Florida. The EOAC is an initial skills training course designed to develop a base of knowledge and skills that will allow graduates to assess human relations climates in the organizations they serve.

The primary mission of Equal Opportunity Advisors (EOA) is to provide advice to the Marine commanders they are assigned with. They attend the Equal Opportunity Advisor course (EOAC) at the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI), Patrick Air Force Base, Florida. The EOAC is an initial skills training course designed to develop a base of knowledge and skills that will allow graduates to assess human relations climates in the organizations they serve.

EOAs provide advice and assistance to commanders to prevent, reduce, or eliminate prohibited activities and conduct. Graduates are certified to serve as full-time EOAs, a Tier II “B” Billet. (for more information on "B" billets, visit our Enlisted Info pages). The curriculum is a combination of general Department of Defense curriculum and specific Marine Corps policy guidance.

 

Upon graduation, EOAs serve as Program Managers responsible for managing command compliance with program requirements. They act as subject matter experts on investigations into allegations of discrimination, harassment (to include sexual harassment), hazing, bullying, and other prohibited activities, as directed by cognizant authority; advise commanders and military personnel on complaint resolution procedures; conduct inspections of command level Marine Equal Opportunity programs, as directed by cognizant authority; assist in unit EO climate assessments, as directed by cognizant authority; assist the command's EO representatives with unit EO training, cultural events or celebrations on those days set aside for recognition of contributions of various groups; and provide input into policies and programs for supported commands.

 

EOAs assist commanders, at all levels with monitoring organizational EO climate, identifying trends and areas of concern, and suggesting methods for improving command climate. EOAs conduct trainings and seminars on a variety of human relations topics, and serve as the command point of contact for MEO training resources and materials.

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