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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 12-17 August 2024 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. Ryan Schmid

Diversity AIMED Officer Program 2023

  • Marine Forces Reserve (MARFORRES)
  • Aug. 25, 2023 | 2:00

U.S. Marines speak on the opportunities and importance of diversity in Marine Corps personnel during an interview about the Diversity AIMED Officer Program. The Diversity AIMED Officer Program is a Marine Forces Reserve initiative designed to attract, identify, mentor, educate and develop high-performing Marines from historically underrepresented populations and provide them an opportunity to visualize and pursue a career as a Marine officer. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Cpl. Ryan Schmid)

The music within the following video production is copyright material used under license with HookSounds contract dated 1 Dec 2023.


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.

Endorsed Applications Due to MARFORRES G-1: 08 JuLY 2024.

(Please contact your MSC G-1/HQBN S-1 for earlier deadlines)


Application and Screening Checklist

Frequently Asked Questions 

Mentor Application 


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