Defense Equal Opportunity Climate Survey

“You will be heard, you are being heard.”

In this video message, Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard Adm. Charles Michel, shares details about the results of a special DEOCS administered in January 2016. Watch the video for more information, which contains the results of the survey as well as a way forward for our organization.

Partnership in Education is a perfect way to impact the future today

Growing up in Portsmouth, Virginia, Chief Petty Officer Carlton White didn’t have very many military role models. That all changed when, in 5th grade, the Coast Guard adopted his grade school through the Partnership in Education (PIE) program, sending two active-duty Coast Guard members to frequently engage with his class throughout the school year. The PIE program enhances educational opportunities and career awareness for the nation’s youth through direct participation in education related programs. All members of the Coast Guard family, including active duty, reserve, auxiliary, civilian and retirees are encouraged to participate in school and community activities approved by their command. Read the full post to learn more about Chief’s story and the importance of the PIE program!

Civil Rights

Duty To People: Special DEOMI climate survey now available

The Coast Guard is conducting a special Defense Equal Opportunity Climate Survey, DEOCS, primarily extended to members who could not participate during the past 12 months because their unit has fewer than 25 personnel. Other military and civilian members who, for any reason, have not taken the DEOCS in the last 12 months may also participate.

Civil Rights

Coast Guard looks to recognize senior leaders committed to civil rights mission

Each year, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft recognizes Coast Guard leaders who embody the principles of civil rights/human rights, justice and equality and the Coast Guard core values of honor, respect and devotion to duty. Read more about how to nominate a senior leader who is committed to civil rights and the Coast Guard core values.

Lt. Cmdr. Deon J. Scott leads a meeting of the Sector San Francisco Leadership and Diversity Advisory Council.

Bravo zulu, LCDR Deon J. Scott!

Coast Guard All Hands’ first Bravo Zulu goes out to Lt. Cmdr. Deon J. Scott. Scott was recently recognized for his outstanding contributions and leadership in support of the Coast Guard’s diversity efforts with the 2013 Blacks in Government Meritorious Service Award.

Chief petty officer conducts training

Chiefs wanted!

If you are a chief petty officer transferring during AY14, consider serving as an equal opportunity advisor for your new command. You may have received civil rights awareness training from an EOA in the past but the responsibilities of the position are much more substantial than conducting mandatory training.