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Diversity AIMED Officer Program
AIMED (Attract, Identify, Mentor, Educate, & Develop)


To attract, identify, mentor, educate and develop high-performing Marines from historically underrepresented populations in order to provide them an opportunity to visualize and pursue an officer career path, infusing the officer corps with different life perspectives and enhancing the Marine Corps' warfighting advantage.



Marines selected for DAOP will travel to the National Capital Region from 16-20 August 2022 to experience educational events, hands-on demonstrations, and mentorship while touring Officer Candidate School (OCS), The Basic School (TBS), Marine Corps Recruiting Command (MCRC), Marine Corps University (MCU), the National Museum of the Marine Corps, and Marine Barracks Washington. Mentors, guest speakers, and event staff will provide insight to participants on Marine Corps Officer careers, the pathways and benefits of becoming an officer, and avenues to overcome potential challenges that may be faced in pursuing this goal.


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Video by Cpl. James Stanfield

MARFORRES Diversity AIMED Officer Program

  • Marine Forces Reserve
  • Aug. 25, 2022 | 2:25

U.S. Marines with Marine Forces Reserve attended the Diversity AIMED Officer Program at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, from Aug. 16 to Aug. 20, 2022. The mission of DAOP is to attract, identify, mentor, educate, and develop high-performing Marines from historically underrepresented populations in order to provide them an opportunity to visualize and pursue an officer career path. This will infuse the officer corps with different life perspectives and enhance the Marine Corps’ warfighting advantage. (U.S. Marine Corps Video by Cpl. James Stanfield)

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Complete the application and forward to your unit leadership for adjudication and processing. Applicants are highly encouraged to complete their applications using digital signature on the fillable PDF form, but hand completed applications will also be accepted.


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