Military Equal Opportunity Program

The primary objective of the MEO program is to improve mission effectiveness by promoting an environment free from personal, social or institutional barriers that prevent ANG members from rising to the highest level of responsibility possible. Commanders and supervisors shall only evaluate members on individual merit, fitness and capability.

The MEO program is a function of leadership and command and is based on fairness, equity, and justice. The chain of command is responsible for creating an environment free from unlawful discrimination and sexual harassment.

The MEO program encourages ANG members to use the chain of command to identify and correct unlawful discrimination or sexual harassment.

The MEO program applies to all aspects of military service emphasizing high standards of equal opportunity in treatment, selection, and representation.

The MEO program works to identify human relations factors within the organizational and social climate that detract from harmonious relations and seeks to assist commanders in preventing, eliminating and/or neutralizing such factors.

Human relations training and education (as described in this document) is conducted on a continual basis for all ANG personnel.

Rating and reviewing officials will evaluate compliance with DoD, Air Force and ANG directives prohibiting unlawful discrimination and sexual harassment, and document serious and/or repeated deviations in personnel performance reports.

When evaluating and assigning members, commanders and supervisors must be aware of and consider any individual's membership in groups espousing supremacist causesor advocating unlawful discrimination. (See AFI 51-903, Dissident and Protest Activities.)

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve

Gain and maintain active support from all public and private employers for the men and women of the National Guard and Reserve as defined by demonstrated employer commitment to employee military service. More information.