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DOD CULTURE

Across the entirety of the Department of Defense (DOD), there are basic principles that have remained consistent – employee engagement, results-driven, honor, duty and integrity, teamwork, family-oriented, and diversity and inclusion. These principles foster a supportive and productive culture and environment for DOD employees and leadership to work toward accomplishing the mission of the Department.

  • EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT

    EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT

    DOD civilian employees are committed to their jobs, organizations, and mission of the Department. Their cutting-edge, innovative, and impactful work motivates them on a daily basis. DOD recognizes this dedication and creates an environment that fosters trust, creativity, and integrity for employees to remain engaged and committed to their work.

  • RESULTS DRIVEN

    RESULTS DRIVEN

    DOD civilian employees are here to achieve a mission – whether its monitoring contracts, welding ships, treating patients, practicing law, teaching students, or building satellites – everyone is dedicated to working together to achieve the highest results.

  • HONOR, DUTY, AND INTEGRITY

    HONOR, DUTY, AND INTEGRITY

    DOD, whether civilian or armed forces, is built upon the guiding principles of honor, duty, and integrity. This is exemplified through the dedication of employees, service members, and leadership to the mission of the Department and the security of our Nation.

  • TEAMWORK

    TEAMWORK

    The work of DOD is intricate and complex and requires the support of employees across 33 different Agencies. The employees of DOD know that their work is interdependent and that teamwork is essential to operate hand-in-hand across organizational lines to meet their mission.

  • FAMILY-ORIENTED

    FAMILY-ORIENTED

    DOD believes that the family members of its fellow employees are a part of the extended DOD family. To reinforce this notion, DOD has created many programs to support its employees and their families.

  • DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

    DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

    The Department of Defense (DOD) continues to position itself to be an employer of choice reinforced by our commitment to create an environment that values the perspectives, experiences, and expertise of the entire workforce. It is our diversity that strengthens our mission, as well as our culture of inclusion that promotes a full and successful integration of our diverse workforce into the workplace. As we strive to maximize our outreach to recruit, hire, retain, and promote diverse talent from across the Nation, we remain steadfast in our commitment to promote an environment free from personal, social, or institutional barriers that prevents all from rising to the highest level of their potential. For more information see Executive Order--Establishing a Coordinated Government-wide Initiative to Promote Diversity and Inclusion in the Federal Workforce.

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