Equal Opportunity Advisor
Equal Opportunity Advisor at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni

Equal Opportunity Advisor


"To provide subject matter advice and guidance on all matters related to command climate and prohibited activities and conduct."



The effectiveness of the Marine Corps relies on the trust and teamwork shared between individual Marines, regardless of grade or position.  Inherent in this trust is the understanding that fair and equitable treatment is the Marine Corps’ leadership standard.  In keeping with this standard, the principles underlying MCO 5354.1E Prohibited Activities & Conduct shall be integrated into every command policy, action, and program.


Concept of Operations

The success and longevity of our institution depends upon a climate free of Prohibited Activities and Conduct (PAC).  Abuse (to include hazing, bully, ostracism, and retaliation), harassment (to include sexual harassment), online misconduct (to include wrongful distribution of an intimate image), dissident and protest activity, and unlawful discrimination are contrary to our institutional core values of Honor, Courage and Commitment, and a stain on our rich legacy. The Marine Corps is an elite institution of warriors and will remain committed to vigorously enforcing high standards of performance and conduct.  Although not every leadership issue is a PAC issue, every PAC issue is a leadership issue.

Prohibited Activities and Conduct are counterproductive and unacceptable.  PAC undermines morale, reduces combat readiness, and prevents maximum utilization and development of the Marine Corps' most vital asset: the individual.


What Does the EOA Have to Offer?

- Facilitate Equal Opportunity Representative training for assigned personnel and tenant commands.
- Assist commands with the report, investigation, and disposal of all PAC complaints.
- Advise PAC Functional Area Managers with on the implementation of command program requirements.
- Conduct compliance inspections of supported command PAC programs.
- Provide guidance in assessment data analysis and the development of strategies to improve Command Climate.


This method uses the Informal Resolution System (IRS)

When inappropriate behavior occurs due to differing views, different personapties, lack of understanding, miscommunication, or stereotypes, the IRS is one of the most effective methods to resolve the confpct.

The IRS is the most expeditious means to attempt resolution and restore the trust necessary for unit cohesion.



This method is used to seek a formal resolution to a complaint of inappropriate behavior

Preferred Method, Request Mast, Article 1150, Communications with Inspector General

Formal allegations can only be resolved by the commander.

All formal complaints will be reported. Results will be substantiated or un-substantiated

MCAS Iwakuni EOA

MCAS Iwakuni Equal Opportunity Advisor
GySgt Nicole M. McIntosh
DSN: 315-253-4186
Cell: 080-8231-3549
MCAS Iwakuni Bldg 1, Room 112 Iwakuni, Japan