National Guard Bureau, or NGB has an Office of Equal Opportunity whose efforts are to ensure fair treatment of all Soldiers and Airmen based solely on merit, fitness, and capability. This Office also supports the readiness, development, monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of National Guard Equal Opportunity policies and procedures. In doing so, the National Guard EEO program helps to create and sustain effective units by eliminating discriminatory behaviors or practices that undermine teamwork, mutual respect, loyalty, and shared sacrifice of the men and women of the National Guard.
The EEO Program fosters such an environment of respect, growth, and human dignity through compliance with the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended in 1972. The National Guard EEO program also implements the policies of DOD 1350.2-D and AR 600-20. The discrimination complaint processes and procedures is included in NGR (AR) 600-22, which is devoted exclusively to the discrimination complaint process. Physical disability and age controls are not addressed due to overriding concerns of medical fitness and deployability of Guardsmen. Basically, the National Guard EEO works very similarly to how a civilian Equal Opportunity program system works…except, it is geared towards the men and women serving in the Army National Guard. For more information look into NGR 600-21.