Environmental Management Directorate


The Department of Defense plans and executes all mission activities in a manner that ensures protection of human health and the environment to sustain indefinitely the resources required to support the readiness of our armed forces


•    Integrate Environment with Mission
•    Reduce Costs and Improve Mission and Environmental Performance
•    Reduce Environmental Impacts from DoD Activities
•    Improve Public Confidence in Defense Environmental Management

Over the past 10 years, the Department of Defense (DoD) has invested approximately $42 billion to ensure the success of its environmental programs. In FY2010, DoD invested approximately $4.2 billion in natural and cultural resource conservation, environmental compliance, pollution prevention, and environmental cleanup, and another $237 million in environmental technology. Learn more here...Protecting America's Environment


As we reported to Congress, in FY 2009, we obligated $4.3 billion for natural and cultural resource conservation, pollution prevention, cleanup, compliance and environmental technology (Learn more here...Annual Report to Congress):


•    Provided safe drinking water to over 3.3 million people served by DoD public water systems
•    Achieved 94% compliance for waste/stormwater control permits
•    Decreased hazardous air pollutant emissions 27%
•    Diverted 2.8 million tons or 55% of solid waste from landfills, avoiding approximately $163 million in costs



•    Active Installations: Completed cleanup at 78% hazardous waste sites and 43% military munitions response sites
•    BRAC Installations: Completed cleanup at 79% hazardous waste sites and 62% military munitions response sites
•    FUDS Properties: Completed cleanup at 70% hazardous waste sites and 35% military munitions response sites


Natural and Cultural Resources:

•    Provided $10.9 million directly to American Indian and Alaska Natives to mitigate environmental impacts
•    Managed 21,653 historic properties, including 73 National Historic Landmarks, and nearly 160,000 archaeological sites
•    Protected 420 federally-listed species and 523 species at-risk



•    Participated in 191 Restoration Advisory Boards (RABs) on 218 DoD installations
•    Provided $93,974 in Technical Assistance for Public Participation (TAPP) funds for cleanup
•    Ratified a new charter for the Defense State Memorandum of Agreement (DSMOA) Steering Committee
•    Entered into 23 cooperative agreements with tribal governments


Greenhouse Gas Emissions:

•    The Department , under Executive Order 13514,  will reduce green house gas (GHG) emissions from non-combat activities—largely installations and non-tactical vehicles—by 34 percent by 2020.

Armed Forces Pest Management Board:

•    The AFPMB Web site averages over 10,000 inquiries per month from over 140 countries.
•    The AFPMB administers the Deployed Warfighter Protection research program, an annual $5 million effort to find better ways to kill insects and protect deployed personnel.

Sustainable Buildings:

•    DoD received one Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Certified Facility award and five LEED Certified Facility awards.

Last Modified: 01 October 2015 at 07:00