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What does EO stand for?

Equal opportunity


What AR covers EO?

AR 600-20 (chapter 6)


What is an EOR?

Equal opportunity representative


What rank should an EOR normally be?

SGT (p) through 1LT


What are some of the special commemorations / ethnic observances listed in AR 600-20?

Jan (3rd monday) - Martin Lurther King Jr. Day
Month of Feb - African-American History month
Month of March - Women's history month


What are the goals of the EO program?

Provide EO for military personnel and family members, both on and off post.
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 America's Army.


What are the three policies each commander is required to publish and post on equal opportunity?

Written command policy statements on E.O.
Prevention of Sexual Harassment
EO complaint procedures


Soldiers are required to have how many periods of EO training per year?

4 (quarterly)


Define the term ethnic group

A segment of the population that possesses characteristics and a cultural heritage based to some degree on: faith or faiths, shared traditions, values or symbols, literature, folklore, or music.


Define the term racism

Any attitude or action of a person that demeans a person or group based on color or race


Describe minority group

Any group of distinguished from the general population in terms of race, religion, color, gender, or national origin.


What is an AAP (Affirmative Action Plan)

A management document that consists of statements of attainable goals and timetables. This document is required of all Army organizations, commands, agencies, and activities down to brigade level. It is designed to achieve EO for all military personnel.


What action does the Army take against off-post activities which arbitrarily discriminate against members of the Army and their dependents?

Off limit sanctions may be applied.


Who is the primary source for solving EO complaints?

Your unit chain of command


What is the Army's written policy on EO?

The U.S. Army will provide EO and fair treatment for military personnel and family members without regard to race, color, gender, religion, national origin, and provide an environment free of unlawful discrimination and offensive behavior. This policy applies both on and off post, during duty and non-duty hours.


What is the primary channel for correcting discriminatory practices and for communications on EO matters?

Chain of command