Encl. (1) to COMDTINST 5350.21D
All Coast Guard personnel--military, civilian, auxiliary--shall be treated with respect.
The Coast Guard prohibits all forms of discrimination that violate law or policy in any
action affecting our personnel, those seeking employment with us, and those benefiting
from our public services or sponsored programs.
Toward this end, we shall:
Reach out widely to identify the best--qualified applicants for enlistment, officer
accession, civilian employment, and auxiliary enrollment. Our goal is to recruit, retain,
train and deploy a highly capable, diverse and flexible workforce;
Ensure that all people are given fair and equal treatment in personnel decisions;
evaluate personnel based on their job performance; provide advancement and retention
opportunities based on demonstrated performance and potential; and
Take prompt, appropriate, and effective measures to enforce this policy and to ensure
Every Commander, Commanding Officer, Officer-in-Charge, and supervisor is to be
personally committed to and responsible for fair and equal treatment of all Coast Guard
personnel and those with whom we interact. We must be a model organization that
ensures no unlawful discrimination in recruitment, selection, assignment, retention,
training, or general treatment of any member of the Coast Guard.
T. H. COLLINS
Admiral, U. S. Coast Guard