Policy Memorandum #47, Consideration of Others (CO2) Program
a. DA Message, Washington,
D.C., DAPE-HR-L, 6 October 1997, subject: Consideration
of Others Program.
AR 600-20, Army Command
Policy, 15 July 1999.
DA Consideration of Others
Handbook, 1 March 1998.
d. CSA Directive,
Dignity and Respect, 21 July 2000.
Purpose. To provide
guidance, define requirements, establish/standardize functions, and assign
responsibilities for the CO2 Programs in 10TH Mtn Div units.
a. The purpose of this
program is to foster and maintain an environment of dignity and respect
throughout the units of 10TH Mtn Div.
I want to ensure that we maintain the appropriate emphasis in this
important area. To that end, within
the next 4 months, all commanders will review, develop, and fully implement
their CO2 Program.
b. The CO2 Program is simply
another tool for commanders and leaders to use in reinforcing our Army values
and combat readiness. Commanders
can obtain information on the CO2 Program through the World Wide Web at http://www.mdw.army.mil/co2/coo.htm,
or through the “MDW” link on the Army home page. Additionally, the Division Equal Opportunity (EO) office has
information to assist commanders in their program development, as do each of the
Brigade EO Advisors.
c. The Chief of Staff of the
Army has directed that Equal Opportunity Advisors (EOAs) at brigade and division
levels be the proponents for this program.
Policy. The Division is
committed to providing equal opportunity and fair treatment for all soldiers,
civilians, and family members of the 10TH Mtn Div.
Under no circumstances will any form of harassment, profanity, verbal
abuse, prejudice, discrimination, or any other type of offensive behavior
directed toward our soldiers, their family members, or the civilian workforce be
tolerated. Behavior that degrades or purposely offends others is
incompatible with mission success. Offensive
behavior destroys unit morale, trust, and mutual respect, and it reduces combat
a. Facilitator Training:
Each company-level unit will maintain a minimum of two trained small group
facilitators. Typically, the unit
Equal Opportunity Representative (EOR) will be one of these small group
facilitators, as they now receive facilitator training during installation EOR
courses. These facilitators will be
selected by the commander based on demonstrated leadership abilities, active
support for EO, oral and written communication skills, ability to interact
within a small group, and potential to facilitate objective and impartial
discussions. The Division EO will
conduct quarterly CO2 facilitator courses to train these individuals. Additionally, brigade EOAs will conduct CO2 train-the-trainer
instruction for unit EORs who attended installation EOR courses before the
addition in Fall 2000 of facilitator training.
b. Unit Training: CO2
training (which encompasses required sexual harassment and EO training) will be
conducted on a quarterly basis. Training
should be interactive, small group (15-30), and discussion based.
Suggested lesson plans are found in the Department of the Army CO2
Handbook, and the titles of the lessons are enclosed.
All training will be scheduled on unit training calendars, and units will
keep attendance records for 2 years. A
subject matter expert may be brought in to assist in group discussions and
education on issues.
a. Division Equal
(1) Serve as overall
proponent for CO2 programs for 10th Mtn Div and
Conduct installation/division facilitator courses.
(1) Develop and fully
implement CO2 programs at brigade/separate unit level NLT 15 July 2001.
Formulate overall plans and policies governing the development and
administration of the CO2 program.
(2) Ensure unit assessment
surveys for companies, batteries, troops, and detachments are conducted within
90 days of change of command and annually thereafter.
(3) Ensure brigade EOAs and
unit EORs who have not received facilitator training attend
division/installation EO train-the-trainer instruction.
(4) Ensure that
each company-size unit has two trained small group facilitators.
(5) Conduct executive
seminars at brigade level and higher semiannually in accordance with AR 600-20.
(6) Review and assess unit
CO2 programs annually, and visit and evaluate unit CO2 training programs.
(7) Ensure CO2 training is reflected on training schedules and Quarterly Training Briefs at all levels.
JAMES L. CAMPBELL
Major General, USA
Cold and Hot Weather Injuries
Equal Opportunity Complaint Procedures
Identify Extremism and Extremist Organizations
Group Development Theory
HIV and Safe Sex Practices
“The Medal – CPL Mitchell Red Cloud, Jr.”
Prevention of Sexual Harassment
Racism and Sexism
“They Would Have Issued You One”
Value, Attitudes, Behaviors, and Self-Awareness