Columbus AFB is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in all personnel practices to ensure equal opportunity for employment, promotion and training for all segments of the workforce. The Affirmative Employment Program (AEP) is an integral part of the Equal Employment Opportunity program. The AEP was created to achieve the goals of a workforce that represents our diverse population and to recruit, place and retain qualified women, minorities and persons with disabilities. The AEP requires managers and supervisors to develop strategies to effectively recruit, employ and promote qualified members of target groups that have lower than expected participation rates when compared to their benchmark rates. It also requires managers to identify and remove barriers that impede employment and advancement opportunities for minorities, women and persons with disabilities. 


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Affirmative Employment Program Objectives

The objectives of the Affirmative Employment Program are to:

  • Eliminate the existence of work force imbalances of minorities, women and persons with targeted disabilities within the workforce.
  • Ensure minorities, women and individuals with disabilities have equal opportunity in all personnel processes, including recruitment, hiring, promotion, training and awards.
  • Implement the Affirmative Employment Program as a management process to correct barriers that limit employment opportunities for members of a particular race, ethnic background, sex or because of a disability.

AEP Contact Information

Affirmative Employment Program Manager
Dr. Jackson Akwaowo
Phone: (662) 434-7302

Air Force Employee Assistance Program
Phone: (
866) 580-9078