Diversity and Inclusion


The Department of Defense (DOD) is at work 24 hours a day, every day to protect the Nation's security. Through a diverse, dynamic, skilled and agile workforce; DOD faces a changing world with the confidence and compassion that can only be achieved when many ideas and methodologies are brought to the table. Through diversity of origin, culture, language, style and abilities; we meet the challenges and threats of our global community.

Equal Opportunity Vision and Mission

  • Vision — 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.
  • Mission — The changing face of the Nation demands that we change. As the demographic make-up of the American population continues to evolve, it is imperative that the Department of Defense focus its 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.

Readiness: Align (Update and align components and agency actions); Convey (Convey compelling, coherent, and consistent messages); Measure (Build an accountability construct with metrics that matter); Engage (Sustain engagement with affinity groups and key influences)

Also see: Executive Order--Establishing a Coordinated Government-wide Initiative to Promote Diversity and Inclusion in the Federal Workforce

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