Welcome to ODEI

The Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) promotes Diversity in the Department of Defense (DoD). ODEI envisions a Department of Defense that reflects the face of the Nation. To that end, we seek a Department that competes for the best and brightest talent our Nation has to offer. We focus our efforts on emerging talent to ensure that we successfully attract, recruit, develop and retain a highly-skilled Total Force capable of meeting current and future mission requirements.


Foster a diverse and inclusive mission ready total force.


Direct and oversee policies to promote a DoD culture of dignity and respect that values diversity and inclusion as readiness imperatives.