28 Apr 99
FOR SEE DISTRIBUTION
Policy Memorandum #3, Equal Opportunity (EO)
Reference. AR 600-20
(Interim Change 4).
Commanders, leaders, and supervisors must establish and sustain a climate
that fosters human dignity, fairness, and respect for individual goals and
aspirations while eliminating attitudes, behaviors, and practices that impact
adversely on unit cohesiveness. I
will not tolerate discrimination or sexual harassment - every allegation will be
investigated and appropriate action will be taken based on the individual merits
of each allegation.
I am the Equal Opportunity Officer for the 10th Mountain Division and
Fort Drum. Every commander is the
Equal Opportunity Officer for his/her unit or organization.
Inform their subordinates of the high standard of conduct they expect.
prompt and appropriate action when incidents of discrimination or sexual
harassment occur or are alleged to occur. Make sure that feedback is provided to
soldiers who make a complaint or inquiry.
Conduct 2 hours of EO training quarterly.
Ensure all soldiers, to include officers and NCOs, attend training.
Training should be conducted in small, demographically diverse groups.
Dialogue is key to successful training.
Conduct a unit climate
assessment within 90 days of assuming company command.
This assessment can be done using Military Equal Opportunity Climate
Survey (MEOCS), Department of the Army Pamphlet (DA PAM) 600-69, Unit Climate
Profile: Commanderís Handbook, or other survey instruments.
All unit climate assessments will be conducted by an outside agency;
i.e., EO or IG. Once completed, develop proactive programs to make corrective
action or sustain success.
I remind you of your responsibility to pursue all reports of EO abuses.
I expect everyone at Fort Drum to be committed and attentive to
safeguarding the legitimate rights and aspirations of every individual.
JAMES L. CAMPBELL
Major General, USA