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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 Sgt. 1st Class Wayne Woolley
NJARNG First Female Drill Sergeant
New Jersey National Guard
Dec. 2, 2017 | 1:28
Sgt. 1st Class Shereka Danzy is the first female New Jersey Army National Guard Soldier to graduate from the U.S. Army Drill Sergeant School at Fort Jackson, S.C. She is using the skills she developed there to help New Jersey Army National Guard enlistees prepare to succeed when they ship to basic training. We spent some time with her recently during her duties with the Recruit Sustainment Program at the National Guard Training Center in Sea Girt.

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.