Spotlight on...Sgt. 1st Class Jerry K. Nkansah
April 3, 2013
Describe your current position:
As the command's equal opportunity advisor, I assist the commanding general in maintaining a healthy equal opportunity climate which supports cultural diversity, dignity and respect for all. The focus of the Equal Opportunity Program is to ensure fair treatment for all persons based solely on merit, fitness and capability in support of readiness.
Describe your passion for the job.
It is my greatest goal to help the organization educate all its members to be aware of each other's cultural differences, realize that these differences are force multipliers and to deter any unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender or national origin.
Where do you call home? Tell us about your family. What do you enjoy doing during your spare time?
I was raised all over, but I've mostly lived in the Virgin Islands and in Virginia. Most of my family, however, resides in Maryland. I have a wonderful 11-year-old daughter and I like to watch movies and read in my spare time.
How does your job support the Soldier?
My job supports Soldiers by providing them with an environment free from unlawful discrimination and ensuring that Soldiers are not assessed, trained, promoted, assigned or managed on the basis of their race, color, gender, religion or national origin but assessed on their merit, fitness and capability.
What would you like others to know about you?
I am here to help.