The Marine Corps will provide equal opportunity for all military members without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin or sexual orientation, consistent with the law, regulations, and requirements for physical and mental abilities. The achievement and maintenance of this goal is integral to the full development of esprit de corps, pride and individual preparedness which are essential to combat readiness.
If you would like to file an Equal Opportunity Complaint with 2D MAW please contact:
2ND MAW Equal Opportunity Advisor
Office: (252) 466-2492
BlackBerry: (252) 876-6345
EOA Documents and References:
• 2ND MAW Commanding General's Equal Opportunity Policy Statement
• 2ND MAW Commanding General's Hazing Policy Statement
• Request Mast Form
• 2016 Equal Opportunity Training Courses (East Coast)
• Marine Corps Procedures for Processing of Discrimination/Sexual Harassment Complaints (NAVMC 2921)
Marine Corps Complaint ProcedureS
INFORMAL COMPLAINT PROCEDURES
1. Direct Approach
a. In person, by approaching the offending individual.
b. In writing, send a letter to the offending person stating the facts, your feelings about the behavior, and expected resolution.
2. Informal Third Party
a. Request assistance from another person.
b. Normally a friend or co-worker.
3. Training Information Resources (TIR)
a. Request training or resource materials for presentation to the work place in areas of discrimination, harassment or inappropriate behavior.
b. TIR includes videos, books, lesson plans, posters, etc. Request TIR from Equal Opportunity Advisor.
Please contact 2D MAW EOA at (252) 466-2492.
FORMAL COMPLAINT PROCEDURES
1. Request Mast
a. Preferred method for an individual to make a complaint of discrimination/sexual harassment.
2. Article 138. UCMJ Complaint
a. Marine alleges wrong committed by the commanding officer.
3. Redress of Wrong Committed by a Superior
a. Marine may file complaint against any superior, who the Marine believes committed a wrong doing. (USNAVREGS, Art. 1150).
4. Communications with Inspector General
a. Alternative to the normal chain of command.
b. Marines may lodge complaints and provide facts to the Command Inspector General (CIG) or to representative of the Deputy Naval Inspector General for Marine Corps Matters/Inspector General of the Marine Corps. Please contact 2D MAW IG at (252) 466-4676.
c. Marines may lodge complaints concerning violations of law, rules, and regulations: fraud, waste or inefficiency: abuse of authority: or other misconduct.
5. Individual Communications with Congress
a. Marines may write individual letters to members of Congress at any time concerning EO issues.