ODEI Leadership



Cyrus Salazar

Cyrus A. Salazar

The ODEI Director is responsible for overseeing the development and promulgation of policy and procedural guidance for the Department's Military Equal Opportunity (MEO), Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), Diversity and Inclusion, Civil Rights, and Disability EEO programs. The Director serves as the Department's Chief Diversity Officer and the principal staff advisor to the Executive Director, Force Resiliency, on matters pertaining to oversight responsibility for the direction and enforcement of all DoD EEO and MEO policies affecting civilian and military personnel worldwide.



Director, Disability Equal Opportunity Policy and Compliance

Randy D. Cooper

Randy D. Cooper

The Director of Disability Programs develops and promulgates policies and programs for the direction and enforcement of Federal laws and regulations concerning disability programs and the elimination of architectural and other barriers for individuals with disabilities, including Veterans. Additionally, the Director of Disability Programs serves as the primary spokesperson for DoD on matters pertaining to the employment of individuals with disabilities.



Director, DoD Diversity & Inclusion

Norvel Dillard

Norvel Dillard

Norvel "Rock" Dillard serves as the Director, Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Management at the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI). As the Director of D&I Management, he provides oversight and strategic guidance to D&I, EO, and EEO specialists located across the DoD enterprise. He provides advice and guidance to DoD leadership at the highest levels, including in the Military Services and the Defense Agencies, concerning all diversity and inclusion management and compliance issues.



Director, Equal Employment Opportunity



The Director of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) develops and coordinates EEO policies and programs. Additionally, the EEO Director provides oversight and guidance to EEO specialists across the Department.


DEOMI Leadership

Commandant, DEOMI

Colonel Mary L. Martin

Colonel Mary L. Martin

On June 17, COL Mary L. Martin took command of the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute as the new Commandant. Col. Martin first entered active duty in the enlisted ranks as an administrative specialist. She later received a regular Army commission from Georgia Military College as part of the Army’s Early Commissioning Program. After completing her degree requirements from Georgia College, she then entered active duty as an Adjutant General Corps officer.