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Office of Equity and Inclusion (NGB-EI)
National Guard Bureau Office of Equity and Inclusion (NGB-EI) improves force readiness by leveraging diversity and inclusion research and best practices to develop and provide guidance and direction to National Guard Joint Leadership. The NGB-EI oversees the creation and implementation of diversity and inclusion programs, policies and training and engagement across the 54 in the following areas:
  1. Implementing the Strategic Framework for the NGB Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan.
  2. Developing programs and solutions for reducing and removing identified barriers that inhibit achievement and sustainment of diversity and inclusion within the National Guard Bureau and the National Guard.
  3. Assessing and reporting on effectiveness of diversity and inclusion programs and initiatives.
  4. Developing plans and programs for acquiring and managing resources necessary for implementation of NGB diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Video by Staff Sgt. Franchesca Pancham
Women's History Month 2019
150th Special Operations Wing
March 29, 2019 | 2:09
Women's History Month 2019
Contact Information
National Guard Bureau Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Col Barbara Morrow
Chief, Office of Equity and Inclusion

Ms. Andrea Browne-Phillips
Branch Chief, Diversity and Inclusion

Main Office E-mail and Phone Number
(703) 601-2267


Under the authority and direction of CNGBI 9651.01A and subject to the supervision and guidance of the Special Assistant to the CNGB on Diversity. Functions comply with intent of Executive Order 13583: Establishing a Coordinated Government-wide Initiative to Promote Diversity and Inclusion in the Federal Workforce.
Joint Diversity Executive Council
The Joint Diversity Executive Council (JDEC) supports the Chief, National Guard Bureau (CNGB) as a principal advisor to the Secretary of Defense through the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff regarding diversity matters for non-federalized National Guard forces.
  • CNGB Signed Diversity MessageCNGB Signed Diversity Message