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    The Department of Defense established the annual Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards in 1962 to honor individuals, teams, and installations for their outstanding achievements and innovative environmental practices.

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2015 Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards Winners

The list of 2015 Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards winners is now available. Visit the 2015 Awards website to learn more about this year’s winners and honorable mentions.


2015 Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards Guidance Released

Nominations for the Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards to be recognized in 2015 are due by March 2, 2015, using the guidance issued by the Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Installations & Environment) on August 26, 2014. Each Military Service and Defense Agency may submit one nomination for each of the six Installation and three Individual/Team award categories listed in the guidance for accomplishments during the period October 1, 2012 through September 30, 2014. The Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards have honored individuals, teams, and installations for their outstanding achievements to improve the environmental performance of the Department of Defense each year since 1962.


2014 SECDEF Environmental Awards Brochure

The Department of Defense 2014 Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards Brochure is now available.


2015 Winners List


The Department of Defense has announced the winners of the 2015 Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards. The nine winners chosen from the 35 nominations are:

• Natural Resources Conservation, Large Installation: Camp Blanding Joint Training Center, Florida Army National Guard, Florida

• Environmental Quality, Industrial Installation: Robins Air Force Base, Georgia

• Environmental Quality, Overseas Installation: Marine Corps Base Camp Smedley D. Butler, Japan

• Sustainability, Non-Industrial Installation: Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California

• Sustainability, Individual/Team: Minnesota Army National Guard Sustainability Team, Minnesota

• Environmental Restoration, Installation: Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina

• Cultural Resources Management, Small Installation: U.S. Army Garrison Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey

• Cultural Resources Management, Individual/Team: Dr. Paul R. Green, U.S. Air Force Civil Engineer Center, Virginia

• Environmental Excellence in Weapon System Acquisition, Small Program: Halon Extinguisher Replacement Program for Aviation Weapon Systems IPT, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama

Last Modified: 21 April 2015 at 12:12