State Military Equal Opportunity
The State Equal Opportunity program focuses on the comprehensive effort to eliminate unlawful discrimination and harassment and provide fair treatment for all State Military Service Members of the California Military Department.  State Military Service Members include all State Active Duty and State Military Reserve personnel.



California Military Veteran’s Code affords State Active Duty and State Military Reserve personnel protection against acts of unlawful discrimination.

California Military Department Policy.  The fair, equitable, and non-discriminatory treatment of all Service Members and employees of the California Military Department improves morale and productivity, fosters unit cohesion and readiness, and increases the effectiveness of the Guard.  The California Military Department will provide Equal Opportunity for State Active Duty, State Military Reserve, or applicants for membership in the State Military Reserve.

The Sate Military EO discrimination complaint process is in accordance with the California Military Veteran’s Code and the CMDI 9600.00, CMD EO Policy and Discrimination Complaint System.

Protected Categories

Protected Categories of the State Military EO Program.  Reference California Military Veteran’s Code and CMDI 9600.00, CMD EO Policy and Discrimination Complaint System.

Age (over 40 and above)
Disability (Mental and Physical, including HIV and AIDS)
Genetic Information
Gender Identity / Gender Expression
Marital Status
Medical Condition (genetic characteristics, cancer or a record of history of cancer)
Military and Veteran Status
National Origin (includes language use and possession of a driver’s license issued to persons unable to prove their presence in the United States is authorized under federal law)
Religion (includes religious dress and grooming practices)
Sex – Gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions)
Sexual Orientation

General Processing

Any State Military Service Member or applicants for military membership who believe he or she have been discriminated against may file a complaint.  All complaints will begin at the Informal stage to allow for resolution at the lowest level to include the use of the Alternative Dispute Resolution process. The Formal stage begins when the Informal stage ends.  The CMD Form 333, State Discrimination Complaint is used to file a complaint.

Time limits for Informal complaints. Service Members must file a complaint within 180 calendar days from the date of the alleged discrimination, or the date the Service Member was made aware of the alleged discriminatory event or action.  The Informal stage should take no more than 30 calendar days from the date of submission.

Time limits for filing Formal complaints.  Service Members may file a Formal complaint within 14 calendar days after the Informal stage.   The Formal  complaint is then forwarded to the next successive level of command may take up to an additional 180 calendar days or more dependent on the various level of commands.


Associated regulations based on the California Military Veteran’s Code.


Associated Forms.


California Military Department
State Personnel Office
9800 Goethe Road, Box 06
Sacramento, California 95827-9101

EO Officer: (916) 854-3154
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