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DEOMI Board of Advisor’s posing in front of the wall at DEOMI that reads READINESS.

DEOMI Board of Advisor’s Reaffirm Commitment to Workforce Success, Focus on Mission Expansion

PATRICK SPACE FORCE BASE, Fla.— The Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI) hosted its first in-person Board of Advisor (BOA) meeting since before the COVID-19 pandemic, on May 2, 2024. Deputy Director of the Defense Human Resources Activity (DHRA) Mr. Michael Sorrento, Director of the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) Dr. Lisa Arfaa, and DEOMI Commandant U.S. Air Force Col. Michelle Nash, led the BOA as tri-chair members.

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United States Navy Capt. Delmy Robinson retired after more than 24 years of dedicated and faithful service,

One Journey Ends, Another Begins: DEOMI Commandant Retires After 24 Years of Service

PATRICK SPACE FORCE BASE, Fla.— United States Navy Capt. Delmy Robinson retired after more than 24 years of dedicated and faithful service, Dec. 1, 2023, during a traditional and emotional Navy-centric ceremony at Patrick Space Force Base, Florida.

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DEOMI Welcomes New Commandant

DEOMI Welcomes New Commandant

PATRICK SPACE FORCE BASE, Fla.— The Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI) Commandant, U.S. Navy Capt. Delmy Robinson, relinquished leadership to U.S. Air Force Col. Michelle Nash during a ceremony Dec. 1, 2023, at Patrick Space Force Base, Florida.

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DEOMI's Culture of Wellness Taking Care of our People

DEOMIs Culture of Wellness Reinforces DoD Priority: "Taking Care of our People"

PATRICK SPACE FORCE BASE, Fla.— A Culture of Wellness, one DNA pillar of the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI), is a dynamic characteristic of its daily operations, aligning with DoD priorities, its mission, values, and goals.

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DEOMI Recognized for 40 Years of Accreditation

DEOMI Recognized for 40 Years of Accredited Status

PATRICK SPACE FORCE BASE, Fla.— The Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI) was recognized by the Council on Occupational Education (COE) for attaining 40 years of accredited status at the council’s annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, Nov. 15.

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DEOMI Students Race for Inclusion

DEOMI Students Add Huge Impact During Statewide Race for Inclusion

PATRICK SPACE FORCE BASE, Fla.— Approximately 22 students in the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute’s (DEOMI) Equal Opportunity Advisor Course (EOAC), Class 23-03, volunteered as supporters and participated in the 2023 Race for Inclusion, Special Olympics Florida’s challenge to build a world of inclusion and acceptance, Oct. 21, 2023, in Kissimmee, Florida.

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DEOMI EOA Adjunct Instructor Receives Top USAR Honors

DEOMI EOA Adjunct Instructor Receives Top USAR Honors

PATRICK SPACE FORCE BASE, Fla.— Master Sgt. Sheree Dillon, an Equal Opportunity Advisor (EOA) with the 84th Training Command at Fort Knox, Kentucky, was recognized as the U.S. Army Reserve’s EOA of the Year award, Aug. 31, 2023, in a ceremony during the annual Army Reserve’s Equal Opportunity Symposium held at the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI).

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Melbourne Leaders Cleaning up the Local Community

DEOMI, Melbourne City Leaders Clean Up Local Community

PATRICK SPACE FORCE BASE, Fla.—Nearly 30 Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI) staff, family members, and students volunteered for DEOMI’s Adopt-A-Road (AAR) cleanup session, Oct. 14, 2023, marking the largest session held since the institute reinstated the program in 2021.

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DEOMI Expert Shares Knowledge

DEOMI Expert Shares Knowledge at USMC EOA Symposium

PATRICK SPACE FORCE BASE, Fla.— Mathew Acker, an instructional systems specialist the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI), facilitated a Complaint Intake Interview class and a Train-the-Trainer class during the U.S Marine Corps Annual Equal Opportunity Advisor (EOA) Symposium, held August 23-25, 2023, at the Gray Research Center in Quantico, Virginia.

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Military Equal Opportunity Workshop Attendees

Big Improvements Expected for Military Equal Opportunity

PATRICK SPACE FORCE BASE, Fla.— The Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI) hosted a workshop, Aug. 14-18, where key leaders within the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) and the Diversity Management Operations Center (DMOC) discussed the future of the Military Equal Opportunity (MEO) Program and other Department of Defense (DoD) programs they facilitate.

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Futuristic Image for Research and Innovation

DEOMI Leverages Small Business Innovation Research to Design Rapid Assessment Tool for EO Practitioners

PATRICK SPACE FORCE BASE, Fla.— The Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute was recently awarded a grant through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program to help develop and support future, innovative human-relations training.

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DEOMI Workshop Reinforces Mentorship Benefits

DEOMI Workshop Reinforces Mentorship Benefits

PATRICK SPACE FORCE BASE, Fla.— The Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI) held a mentorship workshop recently to highlight the benefits and consequences associated with mentorship to all its staff and faculty members. The workshop also served as a platform to formalize DEOMI’s mentorship program.

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Workforce Recruitment Program Graphic

Workforce Recruitment Program: A Force Multiplier for DEOMI & DoD

PATRICK SPACE FORCE BASE, Fla.— In the short span of two years, the Defense Equal Opportunity Management
Institute has garnered a huge return on personnel investment through the Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP).

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Cadet Internship 2023

Cadet Internship 2023
 

PATRICK SPACE FORCE BASE, Fla.— The Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute achieved a significant milestone with the arrival of three U.S. Air Force Academy and two U.S. Military Academy West Point cadets May 22 to participate in DEOMI’s first official Summer Research Program.

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Why 508c Matters at DEOMI

Why 508c Matters at DEOMI
 

PATRICK SPACE FORCE BASE, Fla.— As a Center of Excellence, the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute is very proud of our inclusive force that values and develops all individuals and thrives on their contributions. With the recent addition of Muhammad Waheed, DEOMI’s 508c digital accessibility coordinator, it’s our goal to be the role model within the Department of Defense to ensure maximum accessibility of all materials for those with disabilities.

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Students at DEOMI Donating to Local Non-Profit

DEOMI Students Donate to Local Non-Profit
 

PATRICK SPACE FORCE BASE, Fla. — Students in the Equal Opportunity Advisor Course, Class 23-02, donated more than 200 pounds worth of items to a local non-profit that supports neglected, abused or abandoned children on May 3, 2023, here at the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute. The donation was inspired by the 3rd Annual Team Patrick-Cape donation drive for The Haven for Children, held during April’s Child Abuse Awareness Month.

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Malala Yousafzai

Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories
Highlighting Malala Yousafzai for Women’s History Month

 

PATRICK SPACE FORCE BASE, Fla. — Since 1987, the month of March has been annually observed as Women’s History Month, a celebration of women’s contributions to history, culture, and society. This year’s WHM theme, Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories, recognizes women who have devoted their lives to telling stories through all forms of media and who have given a voice to those from all walks of life.

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Capt Moonan Ceremony

Onward and Upward

PATRICK SPACE FORCE BASE, Fla. —Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute Commandant, U.S. Navy Capt. Delmy Robinson, presented U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Kenneth Moonan, DEOMI operations and plans officer, with several accolades during a farewell ceremony today at Patrick Space Force Base, Florida. The ceremony was held to recognize the many accomplishments Moonan achieved during his time at DEOMI and to wish him well as he embarks on the next chapter of his life. 

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Promotion Ceremony MSG Cohen

Perseverance Pays Off

PATRICK SPACE FORCE BASE, Fla. — U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Tony Cohen, human resources noncommissioned officer in charge of Personnel & Student Services at the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute, promoted to the rank of Master Sgt. during a ceremony held January 17, 2023. 

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DEOMI MINUTE VIDEOS


 

DEOMI Minute 21: Change of Leadership - DEOMI Welcomes its 19th Commandant
DEOMI Minute 20: IDEA Speaker Series Featuring Dr. David Burkus
DEOMI Minute 19: IDEA Speaker Series Featuring Dr. Darryl B. Rice
DEOMI Minute Poster

 

Please visit our DEOMI Minute Video Archives page to see past episodes.

 

 

MARKETING VIDEOS


DEOMI Recruitment Video.  Want to be a part of something bigger and have a lasting impact upon the military and society?  View the video below to learn about the opportunities available and the benefits of being a DEOMI staff member.

 

Special Observances.  View the following video clip to learn more about the products available to support your local program.

 

Harassment Prevention. Do you have all the tools you need to be effective?  Review the video below to learn more.

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