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Ad Hoc Committee for the 75th Anniversary of EOs 9980 & 9981.

On July 26, 1948, President Harry S. Truman issued Executive Order 9980, ordering the desegregation of the Federal Workforce. On this same date, President Harry S. Truman signed Executive Order 9981 stating that “there shall be equality of treatment and opportunity for all persons in the armed forces without regard to race, color, religion, or national origin.” Executive Order 9981 established the President’s Committee on Equality of Treatment and Opportunity in the Armed Services to recommend revisions to military regulations to implement this policy and published the founding ideals of a fully inclusive force in the “Freedom to Serve” report on May 22, 1950

We are all volunteers from different backgrounds and organizations that have come together as a collective to recognize the importance of President Truman’s desegregation Executive Orders. Partners include historians, military members, civilians, community members, not-for-profits, the private sector, religious institutions and more. We welcome new partners that desire to educate, celebrate, and unite as we recognize the 75th anniversaries of Executive Orders 9980 and 9981.”

Our Mission

    • To elevate & celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Federal Service (Executive Order 9980) and Armed Services (Executive Order 9981) Integration
    • Invigorate citizen commitment to perfecting American ideals through Uniformed or Federal Service

    • Support the All Volunteer Force by promoting “The Freedom to Serve” and the ability to rise to their highest potential in Federal or Armed Forces Service

Our Vision

  • Unifying opportunities to recognize Americans who paved greater integration, moving America closer to her founding ideals in the United States Constitution

  • Inspire a National Campaign to create a shared understanding of America’s progress and potential through social media and an educational toolkit

  • Develop a national Action Plan to fulfill America’s Constitutional promises

Our Theme

  • Educate, Celebrate, Unite

Our Battle Rhythm

  • We meet every other Thursday as a full Ad Hoc Committee. Sub-committees meet on an
    as needed basis.

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