142nd Equal Opportunity Office

To build strong cohesive teams and to pursue mission readiness by developing and maximizing the personal potential of all members of the fighter wing.

Equal Opportunity Purpose and Mission

The 142nd Wing Equal Opportunity (EO) program improves mission effectiveness by maintaining an inclusive environment free from personal, social, or institutional barriers that prevent members from rising to the highest level of responsibility based on an evaluation of merit, fitness, capability, and performance.


EO is the wing commander's program that assists personnel at every level to eliminate potential barriers to equal opportunity that may adversely affect the behavior, health, or duty performance of members.


The EO staff serves as a valuable resource to all members and provides: assistance with alternative dispute resolution/mediation, unit climate assessments, Human Relations Education (HRE) training, referrals to outside resources when necessary, as well as complaint management and clarification for members who feel they have experienced unlawful discrimination or sexual harassment.


The basis of discrimination categories that fall under EO purview are:  Race, Color, National Origin, Religion, Sex and Sexual Orientation.


The EO Office has limited confidentiality when receiving information on discrimination or sexual harassment.

EO Staff

Lt Col Robert Bates
Equal Opportunity Director

Base: (503) 335-4189
Email: robert.c.bates26.mil@mail.mil​

MSgt Carl Green
Equal Opportunity NCOIC

Base: (503) 335-5208
Email: carl.d.green2.mil@mail.mil