Mission: Advise, train and educate Command Teams, Soldiers and Family members to understand, use and execute the Army equal opportunity program in order to sustain and/or improve leadership and unit cohesion that maximizes human potential and ensures fair treatment for all persons based on merit, fitness, and capability in support of unit readiness.

Office address:
4th Infantry Division Equal Opportunity Office
1853 O'Connell Blvd.
Building 1042, 3rd Floor
Fort Carson, CO 80913
719-526-4305
usarmy.carson.4-id.mbx.4id-eo1@mail.mil

For information on sexual harrassment please visit the Fort Carson SHARP website.

For Civilian Equal Opportunity information please visit the Equal Employment Opportunity website.

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Equal Opportunity Office: The U.S. Army will provide Equal Opportunity and fair Treatment for military personnel and Family members without regard to race, color, gender, religion, national origin and provide an environment free of unlawful discrimination and offensive behavior.

SHARP Office: Sexual harassment is a form of gender discrimination that involves unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature between the same or opposite genders. Sexual assault is a crime defined as intentional sexual contact characterized by use of force, physical threat or abuse of authority or when the victim does not or cannot consent.

EEO Office: Provide quality EEO programs, services, training, and advice to the Fort Carson community that sustains a discrimination-free workplace.

Inspector General (IG) Office: Inspector General serves as an extension of the Commanding General by providing an independent and impartial assessment of the morale, welfare, and discipline of the Command and reports on other matters that impact upon the economy and or efficiency of the Command.

Office Guide
If you are... And you believe... You should contact...
A military service member or a dependant family member. You were treated unfairly based on your race, color, gender religion or national origin. Your unit's EO leader or EO advisor (not confidential)
You were sexually assualted Your unit's SHARP specialist. 24/7 SHARP helpline: 719.338.9654 (confidentiality and privelage)
You were sexually harrassed Your unit's SHARP specialist (Limited confidentiality)
A DA/DOD employee, former employee, or applicant for federal employment. You were treated unfairly based on your race, color, religion, national origin, sex (includes sexual harassment), age (40 and up), disability (physical and mental), reprisal, or genetics. The Fort Carson EEO Office (not confidential)
A US citizen You have a concern that pertains to an activity of the US Government, specifically the US Army and/or its members The Fort Carson IG Office (limited confidentiality)

EO Advisers

4ID and Fort Carson EO Advisers

4ID EO Program Manager 719-526-9468

4ID Senior EO Adviser 719-526-4304

4ID EO Adviser 719-526-4305

4ID EO Adviser 719-526-2761

1 SBCT EO Adviser 719-503-2098

2 IBCT EO Adviser 719-503-4998

3 ABCT EO Adviser 719-524-6914

4 CAB EO Adviser 719-524-6220

4 SB EO Adviser 719-526-6412

71st OD EO Adviser 719-526-0308

10th SFG EO Adviser 719-526-8468

EO Leaders Course

EOLC Packets include:
DA 4187
Appointment Orders
SRB

Send Packet to: usarmy.carson.4-id.mbx.4id-eo1@mail.mil

Welcome Letter

Strip Map

EO Leaders Course dates
Class Date Packets due Location
01-19 Oct.29-Nov.8 Oct. 8 Building 1042, room 316
02-19 Jan. 7-17 Dec. 17 Building 1042, room 316
03-19 Feb. 19-March 1 Jan. 28 Building 1042, room 316
04-19 April 23-May 3 April 1 Building 1042, room 316
05-19 June 10-21 May 20 Building 1042, room 316
06-19 Aug. 16-26 July 26 Building 1042, room 316

Observances

Event Details
Observance Dates Location
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month May 1-31, 2018 Held Tuesday, May 29, 3-4 p.m. Elkhorn Conference Center
Women’s Equality Day Aug. 26, 2018 Held Monday, Aug. 27, noon to 1 p.m. Elkhorn Conference Center
Hispanic Heritage Month Sept. 15-Oct. 15, 2018 Held Monday, Sept. 24, noon to 2 p.m. Elkhorn Conference Center
National American Indian Heritage Month Nov. 1-30, 2018 Held Monday, Nov. 5, noon to 1 p.m. Elkhorn Conference Center
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Third Monday of January Held Monday, Jan. 14, noon to 1 p.m. Elkhorn Conference Center
African-American Black History Month Jan. 28 to Feb. 29, 2019 Held Monday, Feb. 25, noon to 1 p.m. Elkhorn Conference Center
Women's History Month March 1-31, 2019 Held Monday, March 18, noon to 1 p.m. Elkhorn Conference Center
Holocaust Remembrance/Days of Remembrance April 28 to May 5, 2019 (Yom Hashoa May 1) Held Monday, April 29, noon to 1 p.m Elkhorn Conference Center
Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month May 1-31, 2019 Held Monday, May 20, noon to 1 p.m. Elkhorn Conference Center
LGBT Pride Month June 1-30, 2019 Held Monday, June 17, noon to 1 p.m. Elkhorn Conference Center
Women's Equality Day Aug. 26, 2019 Held, Monday, Aug. 27, noon to 1 p.m. Elkhorn Conference Center
Hispanic Heritage Month Sept. 15-Oct. 15, 2019 Held Monday, Sept. 24, noon to 2 p.m. Elkhorn Conference Center

Resources

Downloads

Commanding General's Policy Letters Army and DOD

Military links

Non-military links

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the purpose of the Department of the Army Equal Opportunity Program?
The Department of the Army Equal Opportunity (EO) program formulates, directs, and sustains a comprehensive effort to maximize human potential and to ensure fair treatment for all persons based solely on merit, fitness, and capability in support of readiness.
2. What are the goals of the Army?s (EO) program?
To provide EO for military personnel, and family members, both on and off post and within the limits of the laws of localities, states, and host nations. 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 America?s Army. Additionally, in many circumstances, DA civilians may use the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) complaint system.
3. What publication or Regulations governs the Army Equal Opportunity Program and Prevention of Sexual Harassment?
Army Regulations 600-20 Chapter 6 covers the Equal Opportunity Program in the Army. Chapter 7 covers the Prevention of Sexual Harassment, and Appendix E covers the EO/Sexual Harassment Complaint Processing System.
4. Does Headquarters Department of the Army EO have a Hotline?
Yes, 1 (800) 267-9964.
5. What areas of complaints does the EO complaints processing system address?
The EO complaints processing system addresses complaints that allege unlawful discrimination or unfair treatment on the basis of race, color, sex (including gender identity), religion, national origin, and sexual orientation.
6. What are two types of EO complainant's?
Informal and Formal Complaint. An informal complaint is any complaint that as soldier, family member or DA civilian does not wish to file in writing. Informal complaints may be resolved directly by the individual, with the help of another unit member, the commander or other person in the complainant?s chain of command. A formal complaint is one that complaint files in writing and swears to the accuracy of the information. Formal complaints require specific actions, are subject to timelines, and require documentation of the actions taken.
7. What form is used to file a formal complaint?
DA Form 7279-R should be used file a formal complaint.
8. How much time does a Soldier have to file a formal complaint?
Soldiers have 60 calendar days from the date of the alleged incident in which to file a formal complaint. This time limit is established to set reasonable parameters for the inquiry or investigation and resolution of complaints, to include ensuring the availability of witnesses, accurate recollection of events, and timely remedial action. If a complaint is received after 60 calendar days, the commander may/may not conduct an investigation into the allegations or appoint an investigating officer.
9. The commander has how many days to conduct an investigation?
The commander has 14 calendar days (or three weekend drill periods for Reserve Components) in which to conduct an investigation, either personally or through appointment of an investigating officer. If due, to extenuating circumstances, it becomes impossible to conduct a complete investigation within 14 calendar days allowed, the command may obtain an extension from the next higher commander for usually not more than 30 calendar days.
10. What are my responsibilities when submitting a complaint?
a) Advise the command of the specifics of sexual harassment and unlawful discrimination complaints and provide the command an opportunity to take appropriate action to rectify/resolve the issue.
b) Submit only legitimate complaints and exercise caution against unfounded or reckless charges.
c) It is recommended that you attempt to resolve the complaint by first informing the alleged offender that the behavior must stop.
11. What are some techniques to deal with Sexual Harassment?
a) Direct approach. Confront the harasser and tell him/her that the behavior is not appreciated, not welcomed and that it must stop. Stay focused on the behavior not the impact. Use common courtesy. Write down the thoughts before approaching the individual involved.
b) Indirect approach. Send a letter to the harasser stating the facts, personal feelings about the inappropriate behavior and expected resolution.
c) Third party. Request assistance from another person. Ask someone else to talk to the harasser, to accompany the victim, or to intervene on behalf of the victim to resolve the conflict.
d) Chain of Command. Report the behavior to immediate supervisor or others in the chain of command and ask for assistance in resolving the situation.
e) File a formal complaint. Details for filing an informal or formal complaint are in AR 600-20, Appendix D.
12. How do I become an Equal Opportunity Advisor (EOA)?
Get with your Installation EOA for guidance.