Equal Opportunity




Equal Opportunity Manager, Marine Barracks Washington, DC

Gunnery Sergeant Donell Bryant

Work:  202-433-4881




Congratulations on becoming a Marine or Sailor! It is the highest honor to serve one's country and you have made that decision to accept putting others before yourself. You are to be commended for this decision and for successfully completing your service's indoctrination program. Whether you completed boot camp or Officer Candidates School, you should feel proud of your accomplishments and sacrifices to earn the privilege of wearing the uniform of a United States Marine or Unites States Sailor.

Keeping that in mind, it is important that you understand there are no more indoctrination programs for any member of Marine Barracks Washington. Per MCO 5354.1F the only authorized form of indoctrination is at the recruit depots or Officer Candidates School. It's that simple.

Mission success will be found only when the team succeeds, and the team must foster a sense of inclusion to be successful. ALL members of Marine Barracks Washington are a part of the team, regardless of race, color, national origin, age, gender, or religion, and any actions that go counter to this mantra are unacceptable. It is imperative we hold close our core values of honor, courage, and commitment to ensure we maintain the tight bond known only to those who serve in the profession of arms.

We will treat every member of Marine Barracks Washington with dignity and respect. Any form of hazing, discrimination, or sexual harassment is a clear violation of law and published orders and is counter to good order and discipline.

I charge all members of the Battalion to be aware of how to deal with instances of discrimination or sexual harassment, as either the victim or witness. Any member may submit a complaint for command-directed resolution using a NAVMC Form 11512. Service members may request commander-directed resolution through either Conflict Management (informal) or Complaint Resolution (formal). Utilize your chain of command or contact the MBW Equal Opportunity Representative (EOR) for assistance in completing a NAVMC 11512 or submitting a complaint.

The Battalion Equal Opportunity Representative is Gunnery Sergeant Donell D. Bryant.  He is standing by to assist any member with the above process and may be reached at 202-433-4881.                                                                                                             

Teague A. Pastel

Colonel, USMC

Commanding Officer, Marine Barracks Washington, D.C.

What Does Your EOA Have To Offer

  • DOD Certified Mediator
  • Provide guidance, advice, or assistance in all EO matters
  • Provide briefings or training on EO issues for assigned and tenant commands
  • Assist EORs with EO program information on complaint reporting and other reporting requirements
  • Identify trends and areas of concern, and develop methods for improving the EO climate