DMEO: Diversity Management and Equal Opportunity - News
Fri, 17 May 2013 16:21:24
The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)
and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)
recently hosted an Asian-American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month observance. Learn more about the message imparted by guest speaker Lily Qi. Speaker: Difference between race, ethnicity essential to understanding the Asian-American experience
Wed, 01 May 2013 20:20:49
Every May, our nation recognizes the accomplishments and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders throughout history. Learn more about how they make a difference in the military by visiting the web special hosted on the Department of Defense website!Defense.gov Special Report: Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month - 2013
During the month of May, the Defense Department takes time to recognize and honor the dedicated service and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, both past and present, through military service in defense of our nation.
Tue, 30 Apr 2013 18:01:42
Learn more about 2nd Lt. Mika Hamm, an Airman who reaches out to others using American Sign Language.Through Airmen's Eyes: More than words: Airman shares passion for sign language
(This feature is part of the "Through Airmen's Eyes" series on AF.mil. These stories focus on a single Airman, highlighting their Air Force story.) Verbal communication is vital in today's military, but one 23rd Force Support Squadron lieutenant can carry on a conversation without saying a word.
Wed, 17 Apr 2013 14:55:11
The sky is the limit, even for someone with a disability. Learn more about an Army Corps of Engineers employee who doesn't let disability keep him from pursuing his dreams.USACE employee with physical disability earns flight scholarship > Fort Worth District > News Releas
FORT WORTH, Texas â€“ A Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employee is one step closer to his dream of obtaining a pilotsâ€™ certificate after receiving an Able Flight, flight training scholarship, April 5.Geographic information systems, The News Releases page
Wed, 17 Apr 2013 14:50:24
Congratulations to SPAWAR for being recognized by the National Society of Black Engineers!National Society of Black Engineers honors SPAWAR for diversity leadership
The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Commandâ€™s (SPAWAR) commitment to diversity programs was recently recognized by the National Society of Black Engineers.
Mon, 15 Apr 2013 14:43:38
Learn more about MEONet: a new a new tool launched by the Navy to track Military Equal Opportunity formal and informal complaints. It provides a suite of capabilities to strengthen the Navy's Military Equal Opportunity efforts.Military Equal Opportunity Network Now Online
The Navy Equal Opportunity (EO) Office has created the first centralized database within the Navy to track military Equa
Wed, 10 Apr 2013 14:42:46
Did you know there are Department of Defense career opportunities for college students and recent graduates with disabilities? Learn more about the Workforce Recruitment Program: a partnership between the DoD and the Department of Labor that provides these opportunities. 5 Things To Do to Prepare for Your WRP Interview | Disability.Blog
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Mon, 04 Mar 2013 15:15:58
March is Women's History Month, which celebrates the accomplishments of women throughout American history. To learn about women's contributions to our nation's defense, visit the Women's History Month web special on Defense.gov.Defense.gov Special Report: Women's History Month 2013
A living legacy to women who served in all branches of the U.S. military honors their service and sacrifice inside the Women's Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery. Story
Fri, 01 Mar 2013 19:30:36
Equal Employment Opportunity and Military Equal Opportunity professionals from the Washington DC area will meet next week at the Pentagon to explore pressing diversity and inclusion issues. Experts from throughout the DoD, Federal government and private sector will be on hand to lead discussions on a wide variety of topics. Stay tuned for news and information from this exciting event!
Fri, 01 Mar 2013 15:01:03
Mr. Clarence Johnson, Director of Diversity Management and Equal Opportunity, spoke at an African American History Month observance hosted by the Federal Interagency Diversity Partnership and the National Transportation Safety Board on Feb 28, 2013. During his remarks, he highlighted the contributions of African Americans to national defense and American history.FIDP/NTSB African American History Month Observance
Mr. Clarence Johnson, Director of Diversity Management and Equal Opportunity, spoke at an African American History Month observance hosted by the Federal Interagency Diversity Partnership and the National Transportation Safety Board on Feb 28, 2013. During his remarks, he highlighted the contributions of African Americans to national defense and American history.
Tue, 12 Feb 2013 20:52:23
During his farewell address, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta reflected on the Defense Department's efforts to enhance diversity within the military services. "I'm proud of the efforts we have made to expand opportunities to those that want to serve our country. If somebody wants to serve this country and is able to meet the qualifications of the job that's involved, then they deserve a chance to serve." Read the entire speech at http://www.defense.gov/speeches/speech.aspx?speechid=1750
Fri, 11 Jan 2013 17:16:54
In observance of African American/Black
History Month, celebrated each February, the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute
proudly shares original artwork. This year's theme is "At the Crossroads of Freedom
and Equality: The Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington" Credit: Mr. Peter Hemmer, DEOMI Illustrator.
Wed, 09 Jan 2013 16:38:43
Stories of Diversity | ""I don't think that it needs to be said; it's out there. My hope is to be as good as the best of the best CAGs that I've had." - Capt. Sara Joyner becomes first female fighter pilot to command a carrier air wing. As air wing commander, Joyner is responsible for all of the planes, pilots and support staff that are preparing to deploy with the aircraft carrier Harry S. Truman.First female commander of carrier air wing takes reins | HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
VIRGINIA BEACH Capt. Sara Joyner laughed when she realized that as the first female fighter pilot to command a carrier air wing, she would answer to the call sign "Battle Axe."
Wed, 02 Jan 2013 19:50:10
Stories of Diversity | Lt. j.g. Asif Balbale explains why he became a Muslim chaplain in the Navy.Drawn to Service
Thu, 27 Dec 2012 16:01:24
Stories of Diversity | Today, we recognize CDR (Ret.) Iskraâ€™s accomplishments during her 21 years of military service â€“ marked by several firsts for female Sailors, including qualifying as a Surface Warfare Officer, service as a sea-going officer, as well as one of the first three female Sailors to attend the Naval School of Diving and Salvage.First female commanding officer of a U.S. Navy warship
Today marks 22 years since LCDR Darlene Iskra reported for duty aboard USS Opportune (ARS-41) as executive officer. She would later become the first female commanding officer of a U.S....
Fri, 21 Dec 2012 16:17:31
Marine Corps Cpl. Cherisess Paige, a 21-year-old stableman assigned to the mounted color guard stationed at Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow in California, is one of the first women to receive official orders to the unit.Defense.gov News Article: Face of Defense: Marine Discards Flute, Picks Up Reins
MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS BASE BARSTOW, Calif., Dec. 20, 2012 â€“ In 1918, Opha Mae Johnson became the first woman to enlist in the United States Marine Corps. At that time, women were only allowed to perform clerical duties to aid the men who were fighting overseas during World War I.
Fri, 14 Dec 2012 15:55:08
US Census Bureau on the changing face of the United States- A report released this week states that the "U.S. is projected to become a majority-minority nation for the first time in 2043. While the non-Hispanic white population will remain the largest single group, no group will make up a majority."U.S. Census Bureau Projections Show a Slower Growing, Older, More Diverse Nation a Half Century fro
U.S. Census Bureau Projections Show a Slower Growing, Older, More Diverse Nation a Half Century from Now
Wed, 12 Dec 2012 18:12:35
"I have said this many times before and I will say it again, because I can't say it enough -- our military families truly represent the very best that this country has to offer."- First Lady Michelle Obama Holidays at the White House 2012: The Gold Star Family Tree | The White House
The very first tree visitors to the White House see pays tribute to our Armed Forces and their families.
Thu, 06 Dec 2012 16:48:20
Three United States Navy
officers becomes first females to receive "dolphins," joining an elite group of officers qualified in submarines.First Qualified Female Submarine Officers Receive Dolphins
Three Sailors assigned to USS Maine (SSBN 741) and USS Wyoming (SSBN 742) became the first female unrestricted line offi
Wed, 05 Dec 2012 15:51:27
â€œDiversity is essential and has been a key to the success of our armed forces and civilian workforce...When we embrace a range of talent and perspective, our ability to defend our Nation grows stronger.â€ - Mr. Frederick E. Vollrath at the 32nd Annual Department of Defense Disability Awards Ceremony held yesterday in the Pentagon Auditorium.Defense.gov News Release: Department of Defense Holds Annual Disability Awards Ceremony
The 32nd Annual Department of Defense Disability Awards Ceremony was hosted today by Frederick E. Vollrath, performing the duties of assistant secretary of defense for readiness and force management, in the Pentagon Auditorium. This annual event provides an overview of DoD disability po...
Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:19:35
Mr. Stephen King â€” Director of Disability Programs, Office of the Secretary of Defense talks with Federal News Radio
about the 32nd Annual Department of Defense Disability Awards which will honor 17 standout employees and service members with disabilities as well as four exemplary DoD agencies who have had success in attracting, retaining, and advancing individuals with disabilities.Federal Drive Interviews -- Dec. 4, 2012
When it comes to hiring people with disabilities, the Pentagon wants to be a model for the rest of government. Disabled service members are leaving the military and looking to put their knowledge and expertise to work. What better place than at the Defense Department? Today DoD is honoring standout ...
Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:17:50
President Obama Proclaims December 3, 2012 International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Presidential Proclamation -- International Day of Persons with Disabilities, 2012 | The White House
Americans have always understood that each of us is entitled to a set of fundamental freedoms and protections under the law, and that when everyone gets a fair shot at opportunity, all of us do better. For more than two decades, our country has upheld those basic promises for persons with disabiliti...
Mon, 03 Dec 2012 17:59:17
Airman's language skills allow him to serve and contribute to an important mission in a meaningful way.Through Airmen's Eyes: Airman returns 'home' to help recover MIAs
An officer stationed at Grand Forks Air Force Base traveled thousands of miles earlier this year to return to his birth country
Fri, 30 Nov 2012 20:08:54
Native American heritage Month Profile
Sergeant Major Timothy J Perkins has distinguished himself by assisting the Iowa National Guard to develop a human relations culture that leverages diversity to maximize readiness, provides trained war fighters, provides a joint domestic response, and adapts and transforms his organization for future success. SGM Perkins served as NGB's NOCIC for the 2011 Society of American Indian Government Employees National Training Program, working as a liaison with youth groups. In addition to his full time duties, SGM Perkins conducts training at high schools where students learn about the history of Native Americans from a Native American perspective. He facilitates discussion groups about sports teams and their use of Native American related words and artifacts as mascots. The distinctive accomplishments of Sergeant Major Timothy J. Perkins reflect great credit upon himself, the National Guard Bureau and the Department of Defense.
Fri, 30 Nov 2012 20:06:44
Native American Heritage Month Profile
Ms. Mitchelene F. Big Man has distinguished herself by making significant contributions to Native American community in the areas of equal opportunity and public service. She has represented herself as a speaker and advocate for Native American culture and values in appearances and activities both on post and in the local community. She is a motivational speaker at youth dentention centers, professional and tribal associations, Native American heritage celebrations, and school events. She has established a non-profit organization, Native American Women Warriors, to work with other non-profit Veteran organizations. The distinctive accomplishments of Ms. Mitchelene F. Big Man reflect great credit upon herself, the United States Army and the Department of Defense.
Fri, 30 Nov 2012 16:57:01
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Fri, 16 Nov 2012 21:06:48
RADM Samuel J. Cox, Director of Intelligence (J2), U.S. Cyber Command, a Sequoyah Fellow, helped judge student science, technology, math, engineering (STEM) research presentations at the American Indian Science and Engineering Society
(AISES) National Conference held in Anchorage, Alaska from Nov 1-3. Photo Credit: AISES