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Diversity Officer - Capt L. Ada Hurst


The California Wing Diversity Officer is the subject matter expert for diversity and inclusiveness excellence in California Wing.  The CAWG Diversity Officer advises the wing commander and staff on the impact of diversity on mission effectiveness and recruiting/retention, organizational progress, and actions to promote diversity.  The CAWG Diversity Officer will:

  • Provide strategic planning and oversight for institutional diversity and inclusion in all areas, including but not limited to programs, personnel, and resources.
  • Monitor diversity statistics and analyze the data for trends. Advise the CAWG Commander on ways to improve the climate within their wing.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to leverage effective practices to diversify membership, leadership, and staff teams. Serve as a resource to identify and implement best practices, programs, and processes across the wing.
  • Work with other members of the California Wing Staff to provide strategic communications and public outreach and to guide recruiting and retention efforts to promote a diverse membership. Assist with developing local partnerships and activities with organizations that share similar missions and attract membership from historically underrepresented populations.
  • Support the California Wing Staff in developing and updating publications (supplements, operating instructions, pamphlets, brochures, websites, etc.) to encourage diversity, reflect the diverse population, and remove barriers to participation.

Please see our Diversity and Inclusion page for more information.

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