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MSL 302, Lesson 11c: Consideration of Others

Consideration of Others

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MSL 302, Lesson 11c: Consideration of Others

“The Army is not made of


people . . . the Army is
people.”
GEN Creighton Abrams
Chief of Staff, U.S. Army

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MSL 302, Lesson 11c: Consideration of Others

Consideration of Others
Defined
Actions that indicate . . .
 Sensitivity to needs/feelings of others

 Regard for needs/feelings of others


 Awareness of the impact of one’s own
behavior on others

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Goal

To make each individual soldier


aware that his or her attitudes
and actions critically impact unit
combat effectiveness

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MSL 302, Lesson 11c: Consideration of Others

In Other Words . . .
Being supportive of
and fair with others

RESPECT
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The Army Values


 LOYALTY
 DUTY
 RESPECT
 SELFLESS SERVICE
 HONOR
 INTEGRITY
 PERSONAL COURAGE

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Important?

 Cohesion/teamwork
 Discipline
 Morale
 Retention
 Productivity
 Mission Accomplishment

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CO2 Focus Areas


 Ethical Development - Individual and
Organizational
 American Military Heritage
 Quality Individual Leadership
 Team Building
 Equal Opportunity
 Gender Issues
 Family Concerns
 Health, Safety, and Drug & Alcohol Abuse
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MSL 302, Lesson 11c: Consideration of Others

Equal Opportunity Training


References: AR 600-20

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Why does the Army have an


EO Program?

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MSL 302, Lesson 11c: Consideration of Others

Concept
The EO Program formulates, directs,
and sustains a comprehensive effort to
ensure fair treatment of all soldiers
based solely on merit, fitness,
capability, and potential which support
readiness.
AR 600-20

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Who’s responsible for EO?

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Responsibilities

 EO is the responsibility of leadership and


a function of command
 The Commander is the primary EO
officer in the unit

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Platoon Leader Responsibilities


 EO training for all soldiers
 Ensure policies are understood &
enforced
 Identify discriminatory actions
 Take corrective actions
 Know complaint procedures
 Consult with EO Advisors

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Army EO Policy
 Equal treatment for all soldiers, family
members, and civilian employees
 Provide environment free from sexual
harassment

Applies both on and off post

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Components of EO Program
 Sexual Harassment Prevention
 Staffing
 Complaint Procedures
 Affirmative Action

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Complaint Procedures
 Resolve complaints at lowest level
 Commanders must brief soldiers annually
 Procedures will be displayed at all times
where soldiers have access to them

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Elements of a Complaint
 INDIVIDUAL COMPLAINING
 ACTION THAT HARMED THE
COMPLAINANT
 BASIS OF DISCRIMINATION
 DATE OF ALLEGED INCIDENT
 RESPONSIBLE MANAGEMENT
OFFICIAL
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BASIS
A reason claimed by
complainant for a discriminatory
action

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EO Complaints Process
Filing EO Complaint In Writing to the:
 Commander

 EO Staff

 Next Higher Commander

 Any Higher Commander

 EO Hotline

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Alternative Agencies
 Chain of Command
 Equal Opportunity Advisor
 Adjutant General
 Chaplain
 Judge Advocate General
 Military Police/Criminal Investigator
 Inspector General

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EO Complaint Process
PURPOSE
 FOSTER RESOLUTION
 Open lines of communication
 Hear all sides of the allegation
 DETERMINE VALIDITY & MERIT
 Through inquiry and investigation

Defuse the bomb. Complaints


that linger and stall in the
process foster animosity and
could lead to further
problems.
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Affirmative Actions
Processes, activities, and systems
designed to identify, eliminate, and
prevent unlawful discriminatory
treatment as it affects the recruitment,
training, assignments, utilization,
promotion, and retention of military
personnel.

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Why Affirmative Actions

To Remedy….
(1) The results of prior discrimination
(2) identified under representation of
minorities or women

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Goals vs. Quotas

Goal - a realistic planning target number


Quota - a definite number, proportion, or
range requirement

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Qualities of a Unit Program


 Total leadership commitment
 Sequential and progressive training
 Viable complaint process
 Disciplinary/administrative actions

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EO Problem Indicators
 Presence of sexually oriented pictures
 Negative polarization on and off duty

 Frequency & nature of complaints

 Offensive language

 AWOL/Tardiness

 Fights/Arguments

 Morale level

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Prevention Of Sexual
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Harassment

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Official Definition

Sexual harassment is a form of gender


discrimination that involves unwelcome
sexual advances, requests for sexual
favors, and other verbal or physical
conduct of a sexual nature when . . .

AR 600-20, Army Command Policy

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Definition cont.
 Submission to such conduct is made a term
or condition of a person’s job, pay, or career or ...
 Submission or rejection of such conduct is
used as a basis for career or employment
decisions affecting that person or . . .
 Such conduct interferes with an individual’s
performance or creates an intimidating,
hostile, or offensive environment

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Two Types

Quid Pro Quo

Hostile Work
Environment

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Quid Pro Quo


“ this for that”
 Term or condition of a person’s job,
pay, or career

 Used as a basis for career or


employment decision

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Hostile Environment
 Disruptive and/or offensive work
environment
 Interferes with individual’s work
performance

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Related Elements

 Impact vs. Intent


 Reasonable Person Standard

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Sexual Harassment
Behaviors
 Verbal
 Nonverbal Gestures
 Physical contact

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Verbal
 Whistling, making catcalls
 Making sexual comments about a person’s
clothing, body, or sexual activities
 Asking questions about a person’s sexual life,
fantasies, preferences or history
 Turning work discussions into sexual topics
 Referring to coworkers as “honey”, “baby,
“dear”, “hunk”, “stud”, “sweetheart”
 Pressure, no matter how slight, for sexual
activity
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Physical Contact
 Hanging around, standing close, or
brushing against a person
 Touching a person’s clothing, hair, or
body
 Hugging, pinching, grabbing, kissing
 Unsolicited back and neck rubs

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MSL 302, Lesson 11c: Consideration of Others

Four Quick Questions


 Is the behavior or innuendo sexual in
nature?
 Is the behavior unwelcome?
 Does the behavior create a hostile or
offensive environment?
 Have sexual favors been demanded,
requested, or suggested?

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Victim Impact

 Effect on work performance


 Effect on Psychological Well-
Being
 Effect on Physical Health

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Unit Impact

 Loss of cohesion
 Low Morale
 Undermines readiness and
interpersonal relationships
 Detracts from mission
accomplishment

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Techniques to Deal With


Sexual Harassment
 Direct approach
 Indirect approach
 Third party
 Chain of command
 File a formal command

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MSL 302, Lesson 11c: Consideration of Others

Repercussion
 Administrative  Letter of Reprimand
actions  Relief for Cause
 Mandatory  Adverse
counseling Performance
 Additional training Evaluation
 Denial of privileges  Bar to Reenlistment
 Transfer  Separation

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Silence Implies……..
 You understand everything that
has been said
 You agree with it
 You support it

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Review and Questions?

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