Diversity and Inclusion
Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Diversity and inclusion are central to the USO’s values and mission.
The USO provides equal opportunity employment and is committed to recruiting, developing, and sustaining a diverse and qualified workplace where opportunities are created equally regardless of one’s race, color, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or veteran status.
Learn more about the USO’s commitment to diversity and inclusion in a letter from our CEO & President, J.D. Crouch II.
“Dear USO Teammates,
A diverse workforce that brings a broad spectrum of experience to our team makes us stronger, more agile, more creative and more attuned to the needs of the diverse community we serve….” Read the full letter here.
We continue to promote a respectful, diverse, and inclusive workplace for all through:
- Working to understand the value of other cultures, experiences, and perspectives.
- Deploying diversity initiatives that support all individuals.
- Attracting and leveraging diversity in our staff, volunteers, leadership, and on our Boards.
Implementing inclusive practices in how we deliver programs and services to our diverse military community.
Diversity and Inclusion in Action
USO’s Diversity and Inclusion Team: Employees across the organization are leading efforts to promote activities that bring us together and foster diversity, inclusion, and opportunity within our organization.
In this video we highlight the diverse identities of our employees, volunteers and service members at the USO. A special thank you to our team in Okinawa!
Employee Network Groups: Our employee-led networks foster awareness and action to continue building an inclusive work environment where all individuals feel welcomed, valued, and supported in fulfilling their career potential.
Black Professionals Employee Network
Black Professionals Mission Statement: To promote inclusion in the USO and serve as an advocate to encourage the growth, professional development, mentoring, and leadership opportunities for black professionals, focusing on recruitment, retention and advancement within our organization. Create a sense of community for black professionals within the organization for a safe space to discuss specific challenges individuals face in their chosen career paths.
Caregivers Employee Network
Caregivers Mission Statement: To promote inclusion within the USO and serve as advocates to promote the overall success of current and future caregivers. Create a sense of community within the organization to discuss specific challenges, network and share experiences, as well as highlight professional development, mentoring and leadership opportunities within our organization.
Milspouse Employee Network
MilSpouse Mission Statement: To support military spouses, educate civilians within the USO Global Enterprise and foster an environment of support and psychological safety with the ever-changing dynamics of being a military family.
Health & Wellness Employee Network
Health & Wellness Mission Statement: To strengthen USO employees by building connections among peers through education and practice of sustainable healthy lifestyles.
Women Connect Employee Network
Women Connect Mission Statement: To provide a forum for women to connect with other women professionals within the USO to share, support and develop through connection, mentorship, collaboration and discussion.
Pride Employee Network
Pride Mission Statement: To create a more inclusive and supportive USO for LGBTQIA+ employees, volunteers, partners, and those we serve by providing guidance to USO leadership that advances positive organizational change.
Young Professionals Employee Network
Young Professionals Mission Statement: To create connections among Millennial and Gen Z employees across the USO enterprise while providing a platform that promotes personal growth, professional development and innovative opportunities to deliver the legacy of USO to future generations.
Adelante Employee Network
Adelante Mission Statement: To facilitate the inclusion and empowerment of Latino/a employees with the military community in mind in an effort to reach their fullest potential through cultural awareness, professional development, and holistic wellness.
Veterans Employee Network
Veterans Mission Statement: The USO Veterans ENG serves to support military veteran employees and promote a greater understanding of military culture through all aspects of the USO.
Our D&I team is working to promote a culture of diversity and inclusion by bringing in dynamic speakers, educational opportunities, and cultural celebratory events.
Our employees and volunteers come from different backgrounds, cultures, and social identities.
We are ready to welcome you to the USO – where our work is more than a career, it is a passion to serve others!
Learn more about USO career opportunities.
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