Equal Opportunity Advisor

To incorporate equal opportunity (EO) into the Marine Corps’ ethos and leadership philosophy.

  • Contact information.

Gunnery Sergeant Zarina I. Flemming

Office: (910) 451-1850


Mobile: (910) 467-9595




Building 27, Post Lane





The Marine Corps is committed to maintaining a culture of dignity, respect,

and trust in which all members of the organization are afforded equal

treatment and opportunity to achieve their full potential based solely upon

individual merit, fitness, intellect, and ability. All Marines will ensure

that we cultivate an environment free from prohibited activities and

conduct. An environment free from prohibited activities and conduct is

critical to mission accomplishment, unit cohesion, and military readiness.

Prohibited activities and conduct are unacceptable regardless of when or

where it occurs and are prohibited in the Marine Corps. Such activities and

conduct undermine morale, reduce combat readiness, and prevent maximum

utilization and development of the Marine Corps most vital asset: its

people. They also undermine our Nation's trust and confidence in us as a

fighting force.


Prohibited activities and conduct includes harassment (to include sexual

harassment); unlawful discrimination (based on race, color, national origin,

religion, sex, or sexual orientation; and abuse (specifically hazing,

bullying, ostracism, retaliation); wrongful distribution or broadcasting of

intimate images; and, certain dissident and protest activity (to include

supremacist activity).



- Provide subject matter advice and guidance on all matters related to

command climate and prohibited activities and conduct

- Act as a referral source to connect complainants to available support


- Conduct compliance inspections of supported commanders' prohibited

activities and conduct programs, as requested

- Advise supported commanders and military personnel on the use of the

prohibited activities and conduct complaint process to report, resolve, and

dispose of complaints alleging prohibited activities and conduct

- Perform mediation services to assist in resolving issues at the lowest

level, as requested

- Execute the EOA/MEO Office complaint processing actions in accordance with

MCO 5354.1E

- Provide analysis of command-specific data which will enable commanders to

monitor command climate within their organization, as requested. Identify

trends and areas of concern, and recommend methods for improving the command


- Provide briefings or training on command climate issues and prohibited

activities and conduct for supported commands, as requested

- Conduct the required Equal Opportunity Representative (EOR) training for

supported command EORs

- Track compliance with command climate assessment requirements on behalf of