School of Infantry - West
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Equal Opportunity Representative
Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California


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Equal Opportunity Representative:  HM1 Alain Rodriguez
Email Address:
Phone:  760-725-7507
Unit Address:  School of Infantry-West, Building 520523, Camp Pendleton CA 92055


The USMC Equal Opportunity (EO) Program seeks to ensure fair and equal treatment for all personnel regardless of race, gender, national origin, or religion.  Unlawful discriminatory practices within the Marine Corps, Training Command, and School of Infantry-West (SOI-W) are counterproductive and unacceptable.  Discrimination, to include sexual harassment, undermines morale, reduces combat readiness, and prevents maximum utilization and development of Training Command's most vital asset, its people.  The policy of Training Command is to provide equality of treatment and the opportunity of all personnel to achieve their full potential based solely upon merit, fitness, and ability. This order outlines the SOI-W EO Program.


Prohibited discriminatory and harassment practices within the Marine Corps are counter-productive, unacceptable, and will not be tolerated.  The Marine Corps will maintain a culture of dignity, care, and concern in which all members of the organization are afforded equal treatment and opportunity to achieve their full potential based upon individual merit, fitness, intellect, and ability.  All service members will cultivate an environment free from Prohibited Activities and Conduct (PAC). PAC undermines morale, reduce combat readiness, and prevent maximum utilization and development of the Marine Corps’ most vital asset: its people.


To implement an aggressive EO program, which will employ proactive measures to deter/reduce SOI-W's vulnerability to the potentially harmful effects of discrimination.  The guiding principles of this plan include improved individual/unit EO awareness, education, training, special emphasis programs, and climate assessments.  Efforts will produce the synergy necessary to allow SOI-W to improve its combat readiness.