Equal Opportunity

Military Equal Opportunity Program

To preserve dignity and promote respect for all Marines and other Armed Forces personnel, uniformed and civilian, that are assigned to, or serving with, Marine Corps units by ensuring a clear and common understanding of the prohibited activities and conduct addressed in MCO 5354.1F, their intolerable and corrosive effects on our institution, and proper prevention and response actions.

MCO 5354.1F

This Order updates Marine Corps policy, procedures, and responsibilities for preventing and responding to prohibited conduct involving sexual harassment, prohibited discrimination, harassment, hazing, bullying, dissident and protest activities, and wrongful distribution or broadcasting of intimate images. These behaviors are referred to collectively as prohibited activities and conduct (PAC) throughout this Order. This revised Order implements and aligns with Department of Defense (DOD) and Department of the Navy (DON) policies on Military Equal Opportunity (MEO) and Harassment Prevention and Response programs and activities (references (a)  through (d)), and recent updates to the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) (reference (e)). This order cancels: MCO 5354.1E W/ADMIN CH-1; MARADMIN 113/13, 464/13, 242/18, and 250/20.

How to Report a PAC Complaint

You can report through your Chain of Command. The Chain of Command is the primary and preferred channel to prevent and respond to complaints of PAC. Use of the chain of command to address PAC exemplifies trust in leadership to quickly and effectively address violations of our standards.

Equal Opportunity Representative (EOR)

The EOR is an authorized source within the command to receive complaints on behalf of the commander. EORs are appointed by their commander.

Equal Opportunity Advisor

EOAs are the Marine Corps SMEs on command climate and PAC. EOAs are assigned by DC M&RA.

MPE Advice Line: 844-818-1674

PAC Toolkit:

Points of Contact:

  • MCIEAST-MCB Camp Lejeune Equal Opportunity Advisor: 
    • Brendan M. Timmons: 910-451-1850