Sailors aboard the USS William P. Lawrence conduct a fueling with the Royal New Zealand Navy HMNZS Aotearoa during Rim of the Pacific, the world's largest international maritime exercise, in the Pacific Ocean, July 27, 2022.
2024 Meetings

The Department of Defense has determined that, due to unforeseen circumstances, the upcoming May 2-3 Bi-Annual Meeting of the Defense Advisory Committee on Diversity and Inclusion (DACODAI), previously noticed in the Federal Register/Vol. 89 No. 68/Monday, on April 8, 2024, in accordance with 5 U.S.C. §§ 1009(a)(1) and (2) and 41 C.F.R. §§ 102-3.140 and 3.150, will be open to the public virtually only via web address and/or audio number. To register to attend virtually, please contact DACODAI at or by contacting Ms. Shirley Raguindin at (571) 645-6952. If you previously registered to attend in-person, you will be sent the web address and/or audio number.

Written comments can still be provided in writing no later than Tues, April 30, 2024, as stated in the amended Federal Register Notice. These inputs will be shared with the DACODAI and posted to the DACODAI website,, for all interested parties to see.

A copy of the Public Agenda with the meeting web address is linked below.

May 2-3, 2024 BBM