“It has been a positive force and helped us assist our commanders by informing them of trends, analysis and indicators if there is a trend of constant discrimination,” said Lee.
Airmen are often not sure where to turn for support when they find themselves in crisis situations. To combat this, IDS aims to put support systems in place beforehand.
“What we are trying to do is establish positive communication with all of our IDS programs,” said Lee. “Not every concern we see in the EO office is addressed as a complaint; there are individuals who want to just come to us and speak candidly about their concerns.”
The helping agencies of IDS rely on each other to provide comprehensive support to Airmen.
“Being a part of the IDS, it gives me a chance to communicate with other helping agencies across the installation, to ensure a better understanding of their various programs and how to better serve our clients,” Lee said.