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MISSION

At 1st Marine Aircraft Wing all Marines will be treated with Dignity and Respect. Equal Opportunity will be provided  for all military members without regard to COLOR, GENDER, RACE, RELIGION, OR NATIONAL ORIGIN, AND SEXUAL ORIENTATION CONSISTENT with the law, regulations, and the requirements for physical and mental abilities.

Equal Oportunity Advisors

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)

    -Sexual Harassment

    -EO matters affecting the command climate

 

Marine Corps Complaint Procedures

INFORMAL COMPLAINT PROCEDURES

 

-This method uses the Informal Resolution System (IRS)

 

-When inappropriate behavior occurs due to differing views, different personalities, lack of understanding, miscommunication, or stereotypes, the IRS is one of the most effective methods to resolve the conflict.

 

-The IRS is the most expeditious means to attempt resolution and restore the trust necessary for unit cohesion.

 

 

FORMAL COMPLAINT PROCEDURES

 

-This method is used to seek a formal resolution to a complaint of inappropriate behavior

 

-Preferred Method, Request Mast, Article 1150, Communications with Inspector General

 

-Formal allegations can only be resolved by the commander.

 

-All formal complaints will be reported. Results will be substantiated or un substantiated

1stMAW Equal Opportunity Advisor

DSN: 315-636-2532

Cell: 080-6482-7195

Dialing from the U.S.: 011-81-80-6482-7195

griselda.benavides1@usmc.mil

MCAS Futenma Bldg 407

Okinawa, Japan