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MDA Supports an Environment of Diversity

MDA Team Members pose for a photograph between the American flag and the Missile Defense Agency FlagThe Missile Defense Agency is firmly committed to developing and sustaining a culture and fostering an environment where diversity is valued and leveraged, all employees are treated with dignity and respect, and all have equal access to opportunity. Moreover, we believe our workforce should be reflective of society as a whole. Practicing inclusive management creates a high-performing work environment where all employees are optimal contributors to the mission objectives.

The MDA values every bright mind that helps us meet our goal. For that reason, we've cultivated an environment where each applicant and employee are offered an opportunity for equal advancement and recognition, regardless of gender, cultural background, or disability.

If you have any questions about diversity at the Missile Defense Agency, please e-mail: diversity-management@mda.mil

We recognize that diversity includes, but is not limited to, personal life experiences, geographic background, socioeconomic background, cultural knowledge, educational background, work background, language abilities, physical abilities, philosophical and spiritual perspectives, age, race, ethnicity, and gender. As an agency, we will approach diversity as a composite of these individual characteristics, experiences, and abilities consistent with the MDA's core values. Our recruitment, retention, and development programs must maximize individual strengths and combine individual abilities and perspectives for the good of our mission.

Diversity Special Emphasis Programs (SEPs) at the MDA include:

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Native American/Alaskan Native Program

Asian/Pacific Islander Employment Program

Black Employment Program

Hispanic Employment Program