Welcome to the Fort Benning Installation Equal Opportunity Office webpage. The concept of the EO program is to formulate, direct, and sustain a comprehensive effort to maximize human potential and to ensure fair treatment for all persons based solely on merit, fitness, and capability, in support of readiness. EO philosophy is based on fairness, justice, and equity. It places the responsibility for sustaining a positive EO climate within a unit on its commander. The program is designed to:
Provide EO for military personnel and family members, both on and off post and within the laws of localities, states, and host nations. Create and sustain effective units by eliminating discriminatory behaviors or practices that undermine teamwork, mutual respect, loyalty, and shared sacrifice of the men and women of America's Army.
The Fort Benning Installation Equal Opportunity Office is the principle advisor to the Commanding General of the Maneuver Center of Excellence.
The Fort Benning Installation Equal Opportunity Office trains Equal Opportunity Leaders, Commander's and First Sergeants on the Army’s Equal Opportunity program.
The Fort Benning Installation Equal Opportunity Office process formal EO complaints, coordinate ethnic observances, assists with command climate surveys, sensing sessions and focus groups.
The Fort Benning Installation Equal Opportunity Office's goal is to ensure fair treatment for military personnel and family members without regard to Race, Color, Gender, Religion, or National Origin and promote an environment free from unlawful discrimination and offensive behavior.
Also, to create and sustain a positive unit climate by eliminating discriminatory behaviors that undermines the Commanders policies, teamwork, respect, loyalty and support of the Army Values.
The Equal Opportunity program formulates, direct, and sustains a comprehensive effort to maximize fair treatment for everyone. Equality without regard to race, color, gender, religion, or national origin for military personnel, family members and Department Of Defense civilians is vital.