Equal Opportunity


    • Advise the Commanding General on equal opportunity issues.
    • Support commanders and the chain of command.
    • Resolve equal opportunity issues and concerns for Soldiers, family members, and DA civilians.
    • Initiate policies, directives, and procedures that promote fairness, justice, and equality.
    • Teach and train equal opportunity at all levels.
    • Monitor and evaluate the execution of the equal opportunity program.


    Black History Month


    The purpose of the Ethnic Observance Program is to recognize the contributions and achievements of all ethnicities to the American Culture and to increase awareness, mutual respect, and understanding.

    • Ethnic observances are designed to enhance cross-cultural awareness and promote harmony among all military members, their families and the civilian work force.
    • These activities are the extensions of the equal opportunity education and training objectives.
    • They are set aside annually to recognize the achievements and contributions made by members of specific racial or ethnic groups in our society.
    • The focus of the observances should be directed towards encouraging interaction and not just recognition.

    Martin Luther King. Jr. - January

    1929 Born on January 15, in Atlanta, Georgia to the Reverend Martin Luther King of Ebenezer Baptist Church and Alberta Williams King, a former school teacher.

    1948 Received B.A. Degree from Morehouse College, Atlanta, and attended Crozer Theological Seminary.

    Married the former Coretta Scott, a graduate voice student at the New England Conservatory of Music. Accepted pastorate of Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama.

    1955 Received a Ph.D. in Theology from Boston University, and assumed leadership of Negro boycott of segregated city buses.

    1957 Organized the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

    1960 Became Co-Pastor with his father in Atlanta.

    1963 Led protest for integrated public accommodation and employment in Birmingham, Alabama. Delivered the “I Have a Dream” speech in Washington, D.C.

    1964 Received the Nobel Peace Prize for nonviolent civil rights efforts. U.S. Civil Rights Act passed.

    1965 Led Voter registration drive in Selma, Alabama, and climaxed the march from Selma to the state capital in Montgomery. U.S. Voting Rights Act passed.

    Joined the Chicago campaign on housing, schools, and employment. Joined protest movement against U.S. war policy in Vietnam.

    1968 Fatally shot in Memphis, Tennessee, April 4th, while supporting the sanitation workers’ strike. Poor people’s campaign began April 22, in Washington, D.C.

    1986 Marked the beginning of the official National Observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday.

      For further information on the life and accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., visit: http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/travel/atlanta/kin.htm

    African American / Black History Month - February

    Black History MonthAfrican American History Month, February of each year, is dedicated to individuals like Dr. Charles Drew, Henry O'Flipper, Rosa Parks, Frederick Douglas, Gen. Colin Powell, and countless other African Americans that either struggled to end slavery, fight to gain equal civil rights for all Americans or contributed to America through their intelligence, landmark inventions, pioneering developments in medicine, agricultural development, and literature. Take time to learn "America's" History!

    For more knowledge or resources, visit: http://www.africanamericanhistorymonth.gov/

    Women's History Month - March

    Womens History MonthDid you know that there are almost two million women veterans? From the American Revolution to Operation Allied Force around Kosovo, women have served in some way in every conflict. Not that they were legal in the early days. History tells us that thirty three thousand women served in World War One and almost 500,000 took part in World War Two. During the Korean era 120,000 women were in uniform and seven thousand were deployed in theater during Viet Nam. During Desert Storm seven per cent of the total U.S. forces deployed were women - over forty thousand of them. So, on these pages you will find the history and accomplishments of those women who have served this country - voluntarily - since its beginning.

    For more information visit: http://www.womenshistorymonth.gov/index.html

    Days of Rememberance - April

    Days of RememberanceIn 1933, the Jewish population of Europe stood at over nine million. Most European Jews lived in countries that the Third Reich would occupy or influence during World War II. By 1945, close to two out of every three European Jews had been killed as part of the "Final Solution”, the Nazi policy to murder the Jews of Europe. Following World War II, many of the Holocaust survivors, after being forced to leave Europe, relocated to the United States and made it their new Homeland. Our goal today is to educate Soldiers, their family members, DOD Civilians and the local community on the history of the Holocaust.

    For more information on the cultures and accomplishments please visit: http://www.ushmm.org/remembrance/dor/

    Asian Pacific American Heritage Month - May

    Asian Pacific American Heritage MonthAs one of the fastest growing minorities in the United States, Asian Pacific Islanders embody many of our Nations core values. Asian Pacific Islanders can boast a long line of contributions in every field whether it is science, sports, business, politics, or literature. Held during the month of May, Asian/Pacific Islander Month is dedicated to celebrating the cultures of Polynesian, Micronesian, Melanesian, Koreans, Asian-Indians, Vietnamese, Laotians, Cambodians and all the cultures that make up our Asian/Pacific Islander Americans.

    For more information on the cultures and accomplishments please visit: http://asianpacificheritage.gov/

    Women's Equality Day - August 26

    Womens EqualityWomen's Equality Day is celebrated each year on August 26. This special day recognizes the continuing efforts toward full equality for women. The date was selected to commemorate the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote. This was the culmination of a massive, peaceful civil rights movement by women that had its formal beginnings in 1848 at the world’s first women’s rights convention, in Seneca Falls, New York.

    For further reading, please visit: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/awhhtml/index.html

    Hispanic Heritage Month - September 15 to October 15

    Hispanic HeritageThe Latino influence is an evident part of the living and changing American culture. Whether it's in the area of food, music, arts, sciences, humanities, or business and trade, cultural change is occurring rapidly. Building on the best of what each has to offer presents tremendous challenges and opportunities. Strengths can come out of differences if we learn how to work with one another. As history shows, culture and nation building are not static processes, but are ever-changing, dynamic and living processes.

    For more facts and information, visit: http://hispanicheritagemonth.gov/

    Native American Indian Heritage Month - November

    American Indian HeritageThe American Indian contributions to the development of the United States of America, as we know it today, have to be some of the greatest in history. If not for the American Indians, European settlers would have surely perished in the New World. With a legacy for giving animals and man an equally valued place in life, American Indian History is a proud part of American history that current American values are based on.

    To read more on American Indians and their contribution to the defense of our country, visit the http://nativeamericanheritagemonth.gov/ .

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