The Equal Opportunity (EO) Program formulates, directs, and sustains a comprehensive effort to maximize human potential and to ensure fair treatment for all persons based on merit, fitness, and capability in support of readiness. EO philosophy is based on fairness, justice, and equity. The United States Military Academy will provide equal opportunity and treatment for all military personnel, family members, and civilian employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender or national origin. Our goal is to foster an environment free of discrimination.
Discrimination of any form, on or off post, will not be tolerated. All individuals have the right to file EO complaints under conditions set forth in Army Regulation 600-20, Chapters 6 and 7. Complaints of wrongdoing made by soldiers against their command pursuant to Article 138, UCMJ, should be prepared, submitted, and resolved following the guidance in AR 27-10, chapter 20. Complaints or accusations that fall within the Military Whistleblower Protection Act (10 U.S.C. 1034) are addressed in DODD 7050.6 and AR 20-1.
Additionally, civilian employees covered by Section 1561 of Title 10, United States Code, have another avenue for filing complaints of sexual harassment, in addition to that provided by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The USMA Military Equal Opportunity Program Manager and staff is the designated organization to receive Section 1561 complaints of sexual harassment from all staff and faculty.
A complaint must be based on the belief that the aggrieved person was discriminated against because of race, color, gender, sex, national origin, or reprisal for participation in prior EO-protected activity.