Equal Opportunity Advisor

MGySgt to SSgt - FMOS


a. Summary. Equal Opportunity Advisors (EOA) to the commanding general/commander are assigned to major Marine Corps installations. EOA's primary mission is to provide instruction, assistance, and advice on all equal opportunity (EO) matters to installation and tenant commanders. Primary responsibility and duty is the command EO Advisor. EO Advisors must exercise leadership and sound judgment in the performance of their duties. EO Advisors maintain administrative control of the Discrimination and Sexual Harassment (DASH) reporting system. Act as points of contact to the installation/tenant commanders on all EO matters and maintain liaison with HQMC (MPE). Duties include, assisting commands with investigations into allegations of discrimination, to include sexual harassment, as directed by cognizant authority; advise commanders and military personnel on complaint resolution procedures both formal and informal; conduct inspections of command equal opportunity program, as directed by cognizant authority; assist in unit EO climate assessment; assist the command's EO representatives with unit EO training, cultural events or celebrations on those days set aside for recognition of contributions of various groups; and provide input into EO policies and programs for both installation and tenant commands. EO advisors will assist commanders, at all level with monitoring organization EO climate, identifying trends and areas of concern, and suggesting methods for improving command EO climate. Monitor the effectiveness of command EO training; conduct quarterly training for unit EO representatives in their areas of responsibility. Manage the command's Training Information Resource (TIR) library. Emphasize the use of the Informal Resolution System (IRS) to resolve conflicts at the lowest level.


  • Must meet the prerequisites prescribed in MCO 5354.3B.


  • Demonstrate effective communication skills.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the Marine Corps standard computer Data Base and Software.
  • Complete the DoD formal course for Equal Opportunity Advisors.


  • For a complete listing of duties and tasks, refer to MCO 5354.3B, Equal Opportunity Advisor.

Related SOC Classification/SOC Code:

  • Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 13-1079.

Related Military Skill:

  • None