Military Equal Opportunity Office



 


 
Mission
The Military Equal Opportunity Office ensures equal opportunity and fair treatment for military personnel, family members and DA civilians without regard to race, color, gender, religion, sexual preference, or national origin. It seeks to provide an environment free of unlawful and offensive behavior. The Equal Opportunity Advisor serves as a liaison between the community and the Organization on equal opportunity issues and concerns.

Purpose
This page provides information about the U.S. Army Military Equal Opportunity Policy and Complaint Process IAW AR 600-20, Chapter 6, within the U.S. Army. It is our policy to provide equal opportunity and fair treatment to Soldiers, Family members, and DA civilians without regard to race, color, gender, religion, sexual preference, or national origin, as well as an environment free of unlawful discrimination and sexual harassment. Individuals are encouraged to use the chain of command to redress Military Equal Opportunity (MEO) complaints. The chain of command, whether military or civilian, has the primary responsibility for developing and sustaining a healthy MEO climate. This responsibility entails, but is not limited to, promoting positive programs that enhance unit cohesion, esprit, and moral; communicating matters with MEO significance to unit personnel and higher headquarters; correcting discriminatory practices by conducting rapid, objective, and impartial inquiries to resolve complaints of discrimination; encouraging the surfacing of problems and preventing reprisal for those who do complain. The command is also responsible for taking appropriate action against those who violate Army policy. Commanders will ensure that Soldiers are fully aware of the procedures available to obtain redress of complaints to include those against members of the chain of command.

For complete guidance on MEO policy see AR 600-20.

Visit our Contact Us page to contact the Military Equal Opportunity Office.