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The National Guard Bureau Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (NGB-DEI) promotes the Chief of the National Guard Bureau’s vision for diversity management and equal opportunity policies and programs. With the National Guard Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan as their guide, NGB-DEI identifies and develops programs to address the barriers preventing soldiers, airmen, and civilians from achieving their full potential. The staff supports National Guard leaders across the 54 States, Territories, and the District of Columbia with creating inclusive cultures, providing program oversight for States’ National Guard military Equal Opportunity and civilian Equal Employment Opportunity programs, and recognizing individuals and organizations whose accomplishments mark excellence in the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Video by Master Sgt. George Roach
[B-Roll] Pennsylvania National Guard at Washington D.C., Interview with Soldier
Joint Force Headquarters, Pennsylvania National Guard
Jan. 11, 2021 | 1:52
U.S. Army Sergeant 1st Class Anthony Varner, Charlie Troop, 2nd Squadron, 104th Calvary Regiment, 56th Styrker Brigade Combat Team, Pennsylvania National Guard, speaks to the diversity of the Soldiers within the ranks in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 11, 2021. National Guard Soldiers and Airmen from several states have traveled to the nation’s capitol to provide support to federal and district authorities leading up to the 59th Presidential Inauguration. (U.S. Air National Guard video by Master Sgt. George Roach)

Military Equal Opportunity

Promoting readiness, mission accomplishment, and unit effectiveness, by ensuring equal opportunity for every Soldier and Airman through human relations education, organizational assessments, and oversight of Affirmative Action goals and objectives.

Civilian Equal Employment Opportunity

Maximizing civilian force potential by ensuring fair treatment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, or national origin, and providing an environment free of unlawful discrimination and offensive behavior.

Diversity & Inclusion

Expanding horizons by leveraging research and best practices to develop programs and solutions to reduce and remove identified barriers that inhibit individual achievement and sustainment of diversity and inclusion throughout the National Guard.