Equal Opportunity Advisors
Are special staff members for the commanding general and commanders. They are assigned to major Marine Corps commands to provide information, assistance and advice on all EO matters to the commanders, commanding officers, commanding general, Marines and Sailors within the organization. EOA's duties include:
1. Advise commanders and military personnel about the use of the Military Equal Opportunity (MEO) complaint process to resolve allegations of discrimination and sexual harassment at the lowest possible level.
2. Provide analysis of command specific data which will enable the commander to monitor the command climate within their organization, identify trends and areas of concern, and develop methods for improving the command climate.
3. DoD certified mediators. Practitioners of conflict management through effective communication.
The Equal Opportunity Advisors handles matters involving:
-Discrimination directly involving Equal Opportunity.
-Hostile/intimidating working environment (based on discrimination and/or sexual harassment)
-EO matters affecting the command climate