The objective of Command Managed Equal Opportunity is to promote positive command morale and quality of life by providing an environment in which all personnel can perform to their maximum ability, unimpeded by institutional or individual biases based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin stereotypes. Command leaders must create, shape, and maintain a positive EO environment through policy, communication, training, education, enforcement and assessment.
Command Managed Equal Opportunity is intended to be one of many commanders' tools for the prevention of unprofessional behavior and for ensuring EO goals are obtained. Leadership has the authority and responsibility to ensure that Navy Core Values are integrated into our daily business.
(Note: Personnel who manage the EO complaint process do not normally perform investigations due to the possibility of conflict of interest).
The instruction (significantly updated in 2007) provides a great opportunity for CMEOs to brief Commanders and personnel on the Navy's EO policy. Commands are encouraged to carefully read through the entire instruction. Some of the changes from the previous version include:
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