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United States Military Academy

Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Equal Opportunity


600 Thayer Road, 7th Floor

West Point, NY 10996


Administrative Officer:  (845) 938-3756

ODIEO Staff Email:

USMA EO Program Manager Office: (845) 938-6745

USMA EO Advisor Office: (845) 938-4376

USCC EO Advisor Office: (845) 938-8456

EO Staff Email:

Helpful Links & Numbers


Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Program U.S. Army Garrison

The EEO Office ensures Equal Employment Opportunity for Civilians under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

EEO Program Flyer

Phone: (845) 938-3052

Office of the Inspector General

Phone: (845) 938-2490/3669

Sexual Harassment/Assault Response & Prevention (SHARP)

24/7 Helpline Hotline: (845) 659-7467


24/7 Helpline Phone: (845) 401-8171

DoD Safe Helpline                            

DoD Safe Helpline Hotline: (877) 995-5247


DoD Safe Help Room

Family Advocacy Program (FAP)

Helpline: (609) 667-4534


To access the Anonymous Equal Opportunity Comment Form, scan the Link or QR code below:

EO Comment Form

This is an anonymous way to highlight any Equal Opportunity related concerns. All responses go directly to the USMA Equal Opportunity office. If you opt to include your information for a follow-up, we will respond within 24-48 hours of receipt.

Equal Opportunity (EO)

The Military Equal Opportunity (MEO) Program formulates, directs, and sustains a comprehensive effort to maximize human potential and to ensure fair treatment for all soldiers based solely on merit, performance, and potential in support of readiness.  MEO philosophy is based on fairness, justice, and equity.  The United States Military Academy will ensure equal opportunity and fair treatment for all cadets, soldiers, and family members, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (gender identity), or sexual orientation and provide an environment free of unlawful discrimination and offensive behavior. 

Unlawful discrimination in any form will not be condoned, practiced, or tolerated either on or off post during both duty and non-duty hours, and this encompasses working, living, and recreational environments.  All individuals have the right to file MEO complaints under conditions set forth in AR 600-20,Chapter 6.  Complaints of wrongdoing made by soldiers against their command pursuant to Title 10 U.S.C. Sub A Part II Chapter 47-UCMJ § 938 Art. 138 Complaints of wrongs should be prepared, submitted, and resolved following the guidance in AR 27-10, Chapter 20.  Complaints or accusations that fall within the Military Whistleblower Protection Act, 10 U.S.C. 1034, are addressed in DoDD 7050.6 and AR 20-1

A complaint must be based on the belief that the aggrieved person was discriminated against because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex (to include gender identity and pregnancy), or sexual orientation.


Primary: (845) 418-8709
Alternate: (845) 670-8641



Anonymous Complaint: A complaint in which the complainant remains unidentified, and the complaint may be handled as either informal or formal and entered in the MEO database as such.  The commander will determine if sufficient information is provided to proceed as either an informal or formal complaint.  The commander will be identified as the complainant unless, during the process of the anonymous complaint, the identity of the actual complainant is revealed, and then the database and complaint information will be updated to reflect those changes.

Informal Complaint:  A complaint in which the soldier, cadet, or family member does not wish to file in writing on a DA Form 7279 (Equal Opportunity and Harassment Complaint Form).  Informal complaints may be resolved directly by the complainant addressing the offending party, a peer, another person in or outside the complainant's chain of command or NCO chain of command, or the MEO professional.  Informal complaints may be resolved through problem identification and clarification issues, discussions, recognitions of inappropriate or misleading behavior, and a willingness to change.  Actions and resolutions taken with others before involving commanders or MEO professionals are not tracked in the MEO database nor reviewed by the MEO professionals.  When practical, an informal complaint should be resolved within 60 calendar days.

Formal Complaint: A complaint in which the complainant files in writing using a DA Form 7279 (Equal Opportunity and Harassment Complaint Form completed by MEO) and swears to the accuracy of the information.  Formal complaints require specific actions, are subject to timelines, and require documentation of the actions taken.


The EO assists commanders with MEO and harassment prevention, response training, and briefings to include, but not limited to, unit level mandatory and refresher training, conducting executive seminars, in-processing soldiers, conducting Equal Opportunity Leader (EOL) courses, and conducting MEO professional development training for subordinate MEO professionals.


The objective of the CCA is to provide Commanders/Senior Ranking Officers (SROs) insight into positive and negative factors that may impact organizational effectiveness and readiness.  Tools available to the Commander/SRO to be used, individually or in combination, to conduct the CCA include Staff Assistance Visits  (SAVs), individual interviews, observations, focus groups, organization trend data, and reports reviews.


January - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, established by Public Law 98-144 (Federal Holiday)

February - Black History Month, established by Public Law 99-244

March - Women's History Month, established by Public Law 100-9

April/May - Days of Remembrance and Holocaust Remembrance Day, established by Public Law 96-388

April - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month, Army Directive 2017-01

May - Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, established by Title 36, U.S.C. § 102

June - Army Heritage Month, Authority Army Regulation 600-20

August - Women's Equality Day, established by Joint Resolution of Congress in 1971

October - National Hispanic Heritage Day, established by Title 36, U.S.C. § 126 and Public Law 100-402

November - National American Indian Heritage Month, roots in Public Law 99471 and established by Public Law 101-343


USMA EO Program Manager:  LTC Tod A. Addison, servicing USMA staff and faculty, West Point Garrison, and tenants service members

USMA EO Advisor:  MSG Andrew M. Baumgartner, servicing USMA staff and faculty, USMAPS and Fort Hamilton service members

USCC EO Advisor:  SFC George W. Koches, servicing USCC Cadets, USCC staff and faculty service members