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Equal Opportunity Managers

Business Management & Administration

Service Branches

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Work Environment

Equal opportunity managers work in office settings on land or aboard ships.

  • Military Status


  • Average Military Salary



An important goal of equal opportunity managers is to create an environment free of discrimination and harassment, and address allegations of improper discriminatory conduct. Equal opportunity managers implement EO policies and develop initiatives, such as training, to proactively combat discrimination. They assist in investigations of discrimination and/or sexual harassment and racial incidents. They may also conduct community relations work.

Military Training

Officers typically enter the Military after they have completed a four-year college degree; enlisted service members can transition to officer positions through a variety of pathways and earn a degree while serving. Equal opportunity managers may have an education in management or personnel administration. Job training for equal opportunity managers primarily consists of on-the-job learning in various training environments. Like other officers, they complete a comprehensive training program covering responsibilities, military structure and etiquette, traditions, and leadership development. Job-specific training content may include:

  • Military personnel policies and objectives
  • Automated personnel systems
  • Equal opportunity policies
  • Management and organizational concepts
  • Performance evaluation and promotion policies and procedures
  • Manpower and staffing guidelines

Helpful Attributes

  • Interest in planning and directing the work of others
  • Interest in working closely with people
  • Interest in equal opportunity policies

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