Guidance to follow:
Sailors are our most precious resource. To ensure mission readiness, every member of the DoN must be afforded an equal opportunity to become a productive member of the Navy team. Unprofessional behavior destroys trust and confidence among leaders and shipmates, erodes unit cohesion and combat readiness, and is contrary to our values of Honor, Courage, and Commitment. While equal opportunity is a minimum legal requirement, the Navy further believes that by valuing people's differences, our organization emphasizes and utilizes the creative solutions those differences provide.
-from the USN EEO