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Release No: NR-213-14
April 28, 2014

Department of Defense Releases 2014 Human Goals Charter

Today, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey, and several other senior civilian and military leaders signed the 2014 Department of Defense Human Goals Charter in a ceremony held in the Pentagon auditorium.

The Human Goals Charter is the cornerstone document governing the Defense Department's fair treatment of people, as well as its diversity and equity programs. 

“Today we re-affirm that people are this institution's most important resource,” said Hagel.  “We must ensure that every man and woman in this department has the opportunity to succeed, excel, and reach their full potential.  That is the purpose of DoD's Human Goals Charter.”

The 2014 Human Goals Charter establishes 10 goals, two of which are to make military and civilian service in the department a model of equal opportunity for all. The charter is updated to reflect current changes in law and policy.  Additionally, the charter strives to affirm the department's commitment to equality, diversity and inclusiveness.

To learn more, please view the department's 2014 Human Goals Charter.

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