Manning Army Equal Opportunity Officer Positions
Strategy research project
ARMY WAR COLLEGE CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The U.S. Army currently aligns its Equal Opportunity EO officer positions with the U.S. Army s Adjutant General Branch 42H. This alignment offers no clear strategic benefit. The EO Program formulates, directs, and sustains a comprehensive effort to maximize human potential and to ensure fair treatment of all persons based solely on merit, fitness, and capability to support readiness of the force. EO officers, Non-Commissioned Officers NCOs, and civilians in all U.S. Army branches and agencies are trained at the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida. However, EO is not a core competency of the Adjutant General Corps. Likewise, enlisted EO positions and Inspector General positions are filled by all branches 01A. This mis-alignment restricts commanders access to a diverse EO Army staff officer who can bring a wider collection of views and methods to policy development, strategic planning, problem solving, and decision-making. This strategy research project recommends that the U.S. Army s G3 Structure Management office change the documented alignment of EO officers from Adjutant General Corps Officers 42H to Branch Immaterial Officers 01A.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Military Forces and Organizations