Equal Opportunity Branch (EO)

Training and Surveys

What's New

Equal Opportunity Representative Course (EORC)

This course is currently under revision.

Military Equal Opportunity Courses provided by DEOMI

Equal Opportunity Advisor Course

The EO Advisor Course is a 10 week course (7 weeks of DoD Equal Opportunity training and 3 weeks of Service Specific training). The curriculum develops a base of knowledge and skills that allows graduates to assess human relations climates in the organizations they serve, and to provide advice and assistance to commanders to prevent, reduce, or eliminate discriminatory practices. The course uses a building-block concept. Studies progress from communications to individual and group behavior, through studies of major ethnic groups, aspects of power and discrimination, EO advisor skills, and conclude with Service specific studies. Graduates are qualified to serve as full-time EO advisors.

Target Audience: Military and DoD civilian personnel who serve as advisors to Commanders on Equal Opportunity matters.

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Equal Opportunity Advisor Reserve Component Course (Resident Phase)

Target Audience: Reservists, National Guard and DoD civilians who advise Reserve Component Commanders on Equal Opportunity matters.

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Leadership Team Awareness Courses (LTAC)

(Formerly the Senior Enlisted Equal Opportunity Course)

Conducted in a joint Service environment, the course is designed to allow senior leaders serving in key organizational positions an opportunity to explore evolving human relations and equal opportunity/equal employment opportunity (EO/EEO) issues and gain an understanding of their impacts upon unit cohesion and mission effectiveness. Beginning with how values and prejudices are formed and acted out, the course raises senior leader awareness of personnel dynamics and incorporates participants' personal and professional experiences in solving organizational issues. Participants are encouraged to bring real-world issues and problems to the table, give and receive feedback, and explore the impact of their personal behaviors on others, the group, and on larger organizational systems. The program is divided into the following topics:

  1. Socialization and Values
  2. Dynamics of Power
  3. Sexism and Sexual Harassment
  4. Leading a Culturally Diverse Workforce
  5. Contemporary EO Issues
  6. Future Focus

Target Audience: Attending together or separately, this course is designed for senior officers (commanders and key staff/department heads 0-3 – 0-6) and their senior enlisted advisor (E-7/E-9) and civilians including legal officers, chaplains, and inspector general personnel in leadership positions. This course is not a substitute for the EOA or EO Program Manager Courses. This course is not designed to fulfill requirements for EO/EEO practioners.

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Surveys

DEOCS

Welcome to the Defense Equal Opportunity Climate Survey (DEOCS) Web page. This site is designed to provide customer support to our valued customers. DEOCS continues to grow in popularity with military and civilian organizations within the Department of Defense and the Coast Guard and our web site will continue to expand to provide the best service possible. This web page will continue to improve over time so check back frequently.

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Publications

AR 600-20: Army Command Policy & Summary of Change

This regulation prescribes policy on basic responsibilities of command, military discipline and conduct, and enlisted aspects of command. It defines the responsibilities of noncommissioned officers and provides guidance on and responsibilities for Family Care Plans, accommodation of religious practices, relationships between soldiers of different ranks, and the Army Equal Opportunity (EO) Program.

TC 26-6: Commander’s Equal Opportunity Handbook - PDF 523 Kb

This handbook is intended to provide commanders a ready reference for equal opportunity (EO). Each chapter contains topical EO information and provides references and tips. Upon assuming command, the commander, along with subordinate leaders, should review this handbook, develop a strategy for proactively carrying out the Army’s EO Program.