Equal Opportunity
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Marine Corps Air Station Miramar
San Diego, California

Mission Statement

Marines succeed on the battlefield because of the unique trust that is formed within the team. Without this trust, the individual and the team will fail. Every level of leadership at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar must preserve an environment that fosters trust and unit cohesion.


The Marine Corps is built on the trust and teamwork shared between individual Marines and their leaders. Inherent in this trust is the understanding that fair, scrupulous, and unbiased treatment is the Marine Corps leadership standard. In keeping with this leadership philosophy, equal opportunity will be applied in every command policy, action, and program. The responsibility for accomplishing equal opportunity is not dependent on authority or solely the function of any special staff officer. Rather, all Marines are expected to promote camaraderie among individuals, regardless of color, gender, race, religion, national origin, or sexual orientation, by setting an example of unprejudiced actions and identifying unfair practices to higher authority via the chain of command.


To ensure Marines are treated fair regardless of race, creed, color, sex (including pregnancy), religion,
ethnicity, national origin, gender identity, or sexual orientation


Contact Information

Staff Sergeant Austin C. Gaekle
Equal Opportunity Advisor
MCAS Miramar
Office: 858-307-1269
Cell:    858-864-3472
Location: Building 2273 (same building as NMCRS and MCCS)

EOA skills:

• DoD Certified Mediator
• Provide guidance, advice, or assistance in all MEO matters
• Provide briefings or training on MEO issues
• Serve as the central point of contact on all MEO guidance for service members seeking assistance on complaint reporting and other reporting requirements
• Identify trends and areas of concern, and develop methods for improving the EO climate

Marine Corps Air Station Miramar