R 311300Z MAY 23
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA//
SUBJ/2023 PRIDE MONTH//
NARR/REF A IS EXECUTIVE ORDER ON PREVENTING AND COMBATING DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF GENDER IDENTITY OR SEXUAL ORIENTATION. REF B IS EXECUTIVE ORDER ON ENABLING ALL QUALIFIED AMERICANS TO SERVE THEIR COUNTRY IN UNIFORM//
POC/E. C. HABIB/CAPT/CMC (MPE)/TEL: COM 703-784-9371/DSN 287/EMAIL: EVAN.HABIB@USMC.MIL//
POC/M. J. SHEPPARD/CIV/CMC (MPE)/TEL: COM 703-784-9371/DSN 287/EMAIL: MARC.SHEPPARD@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. Pride Month is celebrated each year in the month of June, and during this month we take the opportunity to recognize the contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTG) service members.
2. Talent Management 2030, states, “The Marine Corps draws its collective strength and identity from all Marines, so it is critical that we prioritize policies that maximize the individual strengths of every Marine regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, creed, or any other marker.” The Marine Corps is committed to living the values we defend and treating everyone equally, and with dignity and respect.
3. In the past and today, Marines who are LGBTQ have served and fought valiantly for our Nation. Their readiness and willingness to serve make our Corps stronger and the Nation safer. Throughout Pride month, we recognize Marines who are LGBTQ for their contributions to the Corps as their hard work, courage, and determination are part of the success of our diverse team.
4. As we commemorate and recognize the service of LGBTQ service members, the Marine Corps continues to focus on building readiness and lethality that come from the strength of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We also remain dedicated to promoting a professional environment, free from personal, social, or institutional obstacles, that enables and encourages all Marines to achieve their full potential.
5. Release authorized by Lieutenant General James F. Glynn, Deputy Commandant for Manpower and Reserve Affairs.//