PROGRAMS AND POLICIES
Upon completion of this chapter, you should be able to do the following:
Describe the Navys Command Managed Equal
Opportunity (CMEO) Program.
Describe the duties of the command assessment
team (CAT) and command training team (CTT).
Describe the procedures for the conduct of mast.
Describe the programs and policies for identifying
and providing treatment for drug and alcohol
Describe your responsibilities in support of the
Navys Drug and Alcohol Abuse Program in
achieving zero tolerance.
Todays Navy emphasizes equal opportunity. We
will discuss the Command Managed Equal Opportunity
program including the command assessment team and
command training teams. We will discuss conduct of
mast in relationship to equal opportunity and will close
with programs and policies for drug and alcohol abuse.
A command must have an environment of equal
opportunity to attain and maintain high morale,
discipline, and effectiveness. Positive actions to counter
discrimination will help achieve that environment. The
policy of the Navy is to ensure equal opportunity and
treatment for all military and civilian personnel of the
Department of the Navy, regardless of race, religion,
color, gender, age, or national origin. The prevention of
discrimination based on educational, cultural, and ethnic
differences and the promotion of sexual equity within
the Navy are command responsibilities. The Navy will
not tolerate discrimination resulting in the denial of
equal opportunity to any individual. Persistent
discrimination is cause for disciplinary action and
ultimately may result in dismissal or discharge from the
6. Identify various types and classes of drugs.
7. Describe some of the common identifiable signs of
drug and alcohol abuse.
8. Describe the difference between problem drinking
and alcohol abuse.
9. Identify the rehabilitation services available for
drug and alcohol abusers.
COMMAND MANAGED EQUAL
Command Managed Equal Opportunity (CMEO)
ensures that commands do not wait for discriminatory
incidents to occur before taking corrective action.
Commands must assess themselves as often as possible
to problem-solve and to develop their own plans of
action to correct any deficiencies. Equal opportunity is
an integral part of each commands leadership and
As a supervisor you must lead the way by
demonstrating those behaviors you require of
subordinates. You must show a general respect for all
people through what you say and what you
do-especially with respect to equal opportunity.
All Navy units must have a CMEO program. CMEO
was preceded by Phase I and Phase II of the equal
opportunity program. Phase I was a race relations
education program; Phase II was designed to translate
the awareness generated by Phase I into positive