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History and References


The US Coast Guard has enjoyed a rich history since its founding in 1790. Heroes such as the Pea Island crew continue to serve as inspiration to the civilian and uniformed members of the Coast Guard, as well as those considering a career in our service. Click here to learn about the history of civil rights.

Pea Island Life-Saving crew Capt. Richard Etheridge (far left) and his Pea Island Life-Saving Station Crew, circa 1896. The first all-black crew overcame myriad obstacles in a turbulent era, proving their courage and skill repeatedly. Click here to learn more.




Reports, data, policies, laws, and statutes that pertain to Civil Rights


Equal Employment Opportunity complaints data posted pursuant to the Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation (No FEAR) Act Public Law 107-174, updated quarterly.

Equal Employment Opportunity Laws, Statutes, and Regulations

Some of the civil rights laws, statutes and regulations are published here for better understanding and clarification.

Recreational Boating Safety Grant Program

Title VI of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, and national origin in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance.
Grant Complaints Form


Executive Summary of 2008 Program Review (PDF)
Complete 2008 Program Review (PDF)
Coast Guard Annual Complaints Report (text)
Coast Guard Annual MD 715 Report
DEOCX Report Summary (text)

Coast Guard Policies and Data

Commandant of the Coast Guard's Equal Opportunity Statement (PDF)
Commandant of the Coast Guard's Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Statement (PDF)
Commandant of the Coast Guard's Diversity Policy Statement (PDF)
Commandant of the Coast Guard's U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Policy Statement (PDF)
Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute Organizational Summary 2008 (PDF)
U.S. Coast Guard Office of Diversity
Minority Servicing Institutions (PDF)
Civil Rights Compliance in Coast Guard Programs of Federal Financial Assistance (PDF)
Coast Guard Draft Language Access Plan (PDF)
Coast Guard Americans with Disabilities Act Complaint Investigations (PDF)
Coast Guard Black History Tri-Fold (PDF)

Other Military Services Policies and Data

Active Duty Military Services Complaint Processing Procedures (April 2007) (PDF)
Reserve Military Services Complaint Processing Procedures (April 2007) (PDF)
Air Force Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Policy (28 Feb 1995) (PDF)
Army Command Policy 600-20 (PDF)
Army Commander's Equal Opportunity Handbook (PDF)
Department of Defense Military Equal Opportunity (MEO) Program, DOD Directive 1350.2 (PDF)
Marine Corps Order on Sexual Harassment, MCO 1000.9 (PDF)
Department of the Navy Policy on Sexual Harassment, SECNAV INSTRUCTION 5300.26c (PDF)



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