MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. --
Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point recently welcomed a
new Equal Opportunity advisor.
As the new EO advisor, Staff Sgt. Joseph Scott’s mission is
to advise Cherry Point’s commanding officer, ensure Cherry Point Marines and
Sailors understand the EO program and train squadron EO representatives to
ensure an effective program throughout the air station.
“As an EO advisor, I’ve trained at the Defense Equal
Opportunity Management Institute at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., where I
learned mainly about diversity, knowing how to recognize different
personalities and how to effectively communicate with each.”
The overarching goal of EO advisors like Scott and the
representatives they train is to educate Marines about EO and help build and
maintain a cohesive, combat ready force; promote teamwork and cohesion by
eliminating prejudice and harassment; and ensure Equal Opportunity exists for
all Marines and Sailors. They do this by providing training, education,
guidance and personal assistance with issues of discrimination.
According to Scott,
not all leadership issues are EO issues, but all EO issues are definitely
“We are not geared toward responding to simple bad
situations, we are here to help the commander achieve organizational
effectiveness and promote leadership traits and principles,” said Scott.
Before becoming an EO
advisor, Scott served as an EO representative for several units.
“Each unit has an EO representative,” said Scott, who has an
open door policy. “There is no process to see an EO representative or advisor.
If you know where my office is, walk right in. There are no formalities about
For more information on Equal Opportunity issues, contact
Scott or your squadron’s EO representative.
To reach Scott, e-mail email@example.com or call (252)
366-2326 during working hours. After working hours call (252) 229-5906.