July 31, 2015, NEW ORLEANS — Marine administrative message 368/15 solicits Marines for the fiscal year 16 Equal Opportunity Advisor Program and provides points of contact for candidates that wish to apply for class 15-3 that convenes on Sept. 7, 2015.
EOA Marines are assigned to major Marine Corps commands to provide information, assistance and advice on all EO matters to the commanding general, commanding officer, Marines, Sailors and other attached service members.
Marines selected for assignment as EOAs will attend a 12-week EOA course at the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. during fiscal year 2016.
Individuals submitting for an EOA billet must meet the following basic criteria:
* Marine must be a staff sergeant through master gunnery sergeant. Due to billet requirements, first sergeants and sergeants major are not eligible.
* Marine is a high school graduate or has a GED and a GT score of 105 or higher.
* Marines must have completed 24 months time-on-station upon reporting to the class. Marines will also extend or re-enlist to meet a minimum 36 months of obligated service as of the date of graduation from the EOA course. Orders will reflect a 36-month tour of duty.
* Marines must be eligible to extend or reenlist to meet the eligibility requirements stated above.