The NGB Office of Equal Opportunity is organized as a joint staff office of the National Guard Bureau to serve as the focal point for all National Guard military, civilian, and technician Equal Opportunity and Equal Employment Opportunity policies, programs and issues.
Mission: Ensure combat readiness of all National Guard personnel by fostering an environment of respect, growth, and human dignity through compliance with the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended in 1972.
Function: National Guard Bureau Office of Equal Opportunity, in an effort to formulate, direct, and sustain a comprehensive effort to ensure fair treatment of all Soldiers and Airmen based solely on merit, fitness, and capability that supports readiness, will develop, monitor, and evaluate the implementation of National Guard Equal Opportunity (military) and technician Equal Employment Opportunity (civilian) policies and procedures for the National Guard. NGB-EO will assist the states, territories and District of Columbia in establishing requisite staff positions in their offices and make resources available to adequately carry out EO and EEO program requirements, recommend National Guard personnel to attend DEOMI, develop information management and reporting requirements to determine the progress made toward EO Action Plan goals, and establish and manage all aspects EO and EEO training for the National Guard consistent with applicable laws, regulations, policies, Executive Orders and command needs. In doing so, NGB-EO will create and sustain effective units by eliminating discriminatory behaviors or practices that undermine teamwork, mutual respect, loyalty, and shared sacrifice of the men and women of the National Guard.