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MILITARY EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

Military Equal Opportunity supports mission readiness by ensuring that all individuals receive equal opportunity and treatment based only on individual merit, fitness and capability. The MEO office provides various human resource services such as third party conflict resolution, equal opportunity assistance information, mediation, and helping agency referrals. The MEO office also provides formal and informal complaint assistance and processing to all military members, their family members and retirees who believe they have experienced unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, and sexual harassment. The MEO staff provides technical guidance as subject matter experts for higher level complaint processing. MEO personnel conduct Unit Climate Assessments (UCA) for commanders at all levels to assess their organization's equal opportunity and treatment climate. Additionally, classes are provided to all military and civilian personnel in various human relations' subject matter.

Department of Defense Policy
Promote an environment free from personal, social, or institutional barriers that prevent Air Force members from rising to the highest level of responsibility possible based on their individual merit, fitness, and capability. The Equal Opportunity program is a function of leadership and command based on fairness, equity, and justice

Air Force Policy
The Air Force will conduct its affairs free from unlawful discrimination and sexual harassment. It provides equal opportunity and treatment for all of its members irrespective of their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, (and in the case of civilian employees, age and handicapping conditions) except as prescribed by statute or policy.

The following directives and instructions provide guidance on equal opportunity:
DoD Directive, 1350.2, for the DoD Military Equal Opportunity Policy.
AFI 36-2706, Military Equal Opportunity and Treatment Program
AFPAM 36-2705, Discrimination and Sexual Harassment (PDF File)
AFI 51-903, Dissident Hate Group Activity
Religious Accommodation, DoD Directive 1300.17
AETC Commander's EO Policy Memorandum
DoD Directive 1440.1, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Program
EEO Discrimination Complaints, AFI 36-1201
12 FTW/CC Equal Opportunity Policy
Secretary of Defense Memorandum on Equal Opportunity NEW
Chief of Staff Memorandum on Equal Opportunity NEW
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)