U.S. Air Force Aims to Build ‘World-Class’ Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program with Multiple High-Level Appointments

The United States Air Force is embarking on a mission to create a “world-class” diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) program by hiring multiple senior-level DEI managers across the country.

Although the Air Force has not disclosed the total number of DEI officials it plans to employ, Fox News reports that four high-ranking DEI positions have been advertised since the beginning of March.

These positions offer attractive salaries, starting at a minimum of $82,000 per year, with the highest-paid post at the Pentagon providing over $180,000 annually.

In Arlington, Virginia, a “supervisory diversity equity inclusion and accessibility officer” is sought to serve as a first-level supervisor in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

This role offers a salary ranging from $155,700 to $183,500 per year and will be responsible for ensuring “diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility education and training, and strategic outreach and engagement complies with legal and regulatory requirements and meets customer needs.”

The supervisor will also be tasked with implementing “world-class diversity, equity, inclusion & accessibility efforts.”

At Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, a chief diversity and inclusion officer is needed to act as the “diversity and inclusion manager,” with an annual salary of $94,199 to $122,459.

This position will involve devising a “strategic vision” for advancing DEI through educational courses and fostering a “culture of Diversity and Inclusion within the Department of Defense.”

Elmendorf Air Force Base in Alaska is offering a yearly salary of $93,367 to $121,378 for a chief DEIA officer who will be responsible for a “range of functions to facilitate and support the achievement of the Installation/Wing Diversity and Inclusion mission.”

The DEI official will develop educational programs aimed at “enhance[ing] a culture of diversity and inclusion within the AF.”

Lastly, Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama seeks a “diversity and inclusion coordinator” with an annual pay of $82,830 to $107,680.

The DEI advisor’s primary responsibility will be to execute “Diversity and Inclusion educational and training courses and workshops to affect a culture of Diversity and Inclusion” on the base.