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DEOMI Virtual Tour 2011 Since 1971 the Defense Race Relations Institute (DRRI) and in 1979, the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI)

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1 DEOMI Virtual Tour 2011 Since 1971 the Defense Race Relations Institute (DRRI) and in 1979, the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI) have enhanced mission readiness by fostering human relations throughout the Department of Defense (DOD). This mission has been carried back to the Services by more than 40,000 graduates since the inception of the Institute in Our graduates maximize organizational cohesion and maintain the highest degree of mission readiness while maintaining DOD’s reputation as a place where all individuals have infinite dignity and worth.

2 DEOMI’s front entrance, facing the Atlantic Ocean Defense Race Relations Institute (DRRI) – Circa 1971

3 DEOMI Welcomes You 92,000 square feet ADA compliant, complete accessibility

4 The Main Lobby The foyer leads to a state-of-the- art computer lab with 20 computer workstations.

5 DEOMI Main Lobby & Fountain The DEOMI fountain is patterned after the DEOMI symbol which represents the spirit of equal opportunity in the Department of Defense.

6 The Claiborne D. Haughton Jr. Library The Library contains 20,000 volumes, 40 workstations, 24 computer stations, and 4 group study rooms with audio/video capability.

7 The Major General Lucius Theus Auditorium Air Force Maj. Gen. Lucius Theus led a task force whose work resulted in the publication of DOD Directive which established the Defense Race Relations Institute in 1971.

8 The Video Production Studio DEOMI’s hi-tech video/audio production studio allows for the production of global broadcast training products and video training aids for Internet viewing around the world.

9 The DEOMI Video Control Room The DEOMI Video Control Room allows for complete video coverage in all training spaces throughout the campus.

10 The Diversity Den and student areas The Diversity Den and deck areas offer students and staff an oasis during the rigors of training and research.

11 DEOMI’s Small Group Training

12 DEOMI Command Foyer and Conference Room

13 DEOMI Campus Fast Facts The DEOMI campus is a Florida Mediterranean style structure located along the Banana River on Patrick Air Force Base in central Florida. Most of the common-use areas (auditorium, library, computer lab) were placed toward the front of the building for easy access. One exception is the break areas. Both student and staff lounges were put in the rear of the building in order to take advantage of the river view. Staff and faculty work areas were located throughout the structure based on function, student accessibility and convenience to the small group rooms. This state-of-the-art educational design has helped facilitate a 20% increase in pupils, raising DEOMI’s annual total to approximately 1,500 in-resident students since the new facility opened in January 2004.

14 92,000 square feet ADA compliant, complete accessibility 21 small group classrooms with observation capability 500-seat, multi-function auditorium converts to three lecture halls Library – 20,000 volumes, 40 workstations, 25 computer stations, 4 group study rooms with audio/video capability Computer Lab - 20 computer workstations 4 conference/meeting rooms with audio/video/computer capability Video production studio 27 private offices and 132 staff/faculty workstations Conveniently located next door to the award-winning Air Force Riverside Dining Facility DEOMI Campus Fast Facts For more information about DEOMI, please visit us on the Web at or

15 The DEOMI Symbol The DEOMI symbol represents the spirit of equal opportunity in the Department of Defense. Each component has its own special and separate meaning, but together they highlight the importance of equal opportunity to mission readiness. The DEOMI symbol also encompasses the diversity, strength, and knowledge that lies in our most valuable resource– people. Complete utilization of this resource, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, or level of ability is essential to successful mission accomplishment. Symbol Components: Lamp: Knowledge Circles: The red, yellow, brown, white, and black circles surrounding the lamp represent the diversity that comprises the Department of Defense Scale: Justice and equality – ”Infinite Dignity and Worth” Sword: Truth Arrows: Readiness – “EO affects mission readiness”

16 Our 40 th Anniversary We hope to see you at the DEOMI 40 th Anniversary and 8 th Biennial Research Symposium December 6-8, Thanks for visiting!


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