Marines


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

MISSION

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.

 

ABOUT

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 Lance Cpl. Jennifer Delacruz

Diversity AIMED Officer Program Testimonial | GySgt. Ajawon J. Gadison

  • Marine Forces Reserve
  • April 15, 2022 | 1:36

U.S. Marine Corps GySgt. Ajawon J. Gadison, the administrative chief at G-1 adjutant section, Marine Forces Reserve, speaks about the Diversity AIMED Officer Program. The Diversity AIMED Officer Program is designed 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. Learn more here: https://www.marforres.marines.mil/Programs/DAOP/ (U.S. Marine Corps video by Lance Cpl. Jennifer Delacruz)

HOW TO APPLY
 

Complete Part A 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. Submit applications to unit leadership by 7 May 2022.



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Enlisted Marines Experience What it Takes to Become a Marine Officer
Lt. Gen. David G. Bellon, Commander of Marine Forces Reserve and Marine Forces South, speaks to Marines during a senior leader social event, part of a Summer Officer Tour, in Stafford, Va., Aug. 20, 2021. Enlisted Marines participated in the commander's inaugural Summer Officer Tour to gain insight into the journey of becoming a Marine Corps Officer. The tour included visits to Officer Candidates School, The Basic School, Marine Corps University, The National Museum of The Marine Corps and Marine Barracks Washington. Marine Forces Reserve is seeking to identify high performing Active Component, Active Reserve and Selected Marine Corps Reserve Marines, who offer unique perspectives, to pursue a commission as an officer in an effort to better prepare the Marine Corps Total Force to meet future threats. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ashley Corbo)

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Enlisted Marines Experience What it Takes to Become a Marine Officer
Enlisted Marines from Marine Forces Reserve participated in the Summer Officer Tour to gain insight into the journey of becoming a Marine Corps officer, Aug. 19-21, 2021. The tour included visits to...

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