The challenges we face today are far too serious, and the implications of failure far too great, for our Air Force to do less than fully and inclusively leverage our nation’s greatest strength—our remarkably diverse people.
Across the force, and most especially, across the Air Force Materiel Command, diversity of background, experience, demographics, perspectives, thought and organization are critical to our ability to execute the requirements of the National Defense Strategy. We must continue to strive towards greater diversity and inclusion across all aspects of our mission set to continue to be successful. This is an imperative for the success of our command and the Air Force to continue to fly, fight and win into the future.
For more information on the Air Force diversity initiatives visit: www.af.mil/diversity.
“Building inclusive teams, facilitating difficult conversations within the workforce, articulating the benefits of becoming a more diverse organization and implementing best practices that promote a positive workplace culture will help get AFMC where we need to be. Our goal is simple: create an environment where every Airman feels accepted, valued and can achieve their full potential."
Gen. Arnold W. Bunch, Jr. AFMC Commander
“It’s about dignity and respect for everyone we work with. It’s finding out some of the barriers that have been out there for folks that maybe we don’t even realize.We, as leaders, are responsible for taking a look at those and trying to remove those barriers."
Chief Master Sgt. Stanley Cadell, AFMC Command Chief
AFI 36-701: Diversity and Inclusion
AFPD 36-70: Diversity and Inclusion
AFI 36-2903: Dress and Personal Appearance of Air Force Personnel
SECDEF Memo, 14 July 2020
Air Force Equal Opportunity
Dialogue on Race
Attitudes Aren't Free: Thinking Deeply About Diversity in the U.S. Armed Forces
Air Force Diversity Resources
Air Force Diversity Website
Implicit Bias Resources
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