The Defense Suicide Prevention Office (DSPO) was established in 2011 and is part of the Department of Defense's Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness. The Secretary of Defense designated a Defense Health Board Task Force to examine efforts to prevent military suicide. The creation of DSPO was the result of the Task Force recommendations.
The Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) promotes Diversity in the Department of Defense (DoD). ODEI envisions a Department of Defense that reflects the face of the Nation. To that end, we seek a Department that competes for the best and brightest talent our Nation has to offer. We focus our efforts on emerging talent to ensure that we successfully attract, recruit, develop and retain a highly-skilled Total Force capable of meeting current and future mission requirements.
The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO) is responsible for oversight of the Department's sexual assault policy. SAPRO works hand-in-hand with the Services and the civilian community to develop and implement innovative prevention and response programs.
The DoD/VA Collaboration Office (DVCO) is the Department’s representative, advocate, and liaison with the Department of Veterans Affairs. DVCO works to enhance cooperation and to advance collaborative efforts with VA across the Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness and the entire Department of Defense.
Drug use is incompatible with DoD military and public service. The abuse of illicit drugs can impair performance, and negatively impact readiness in the hazardous conditions unique to the military work environment. Illicit drug abuse has the potential to compromise National interests when individuals in security sensitive positions abuse drugs. The Department of Defense (DoD) Drug Demand Reduction Program (DDRP) was mandated in 1981 and was given the mission to deter DoD personnel from abusing illicit drugs or misuse prescription drugs.