The Department of Defense has announced the winners of the 2019 Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards. The nine winners chosen from the 32 nominations are:
- Natural Resources Conservation, Large Installation: Eglin Air Force Base, Florida
- Environmental Quality, Industrial Installation: Wisconsin Army National Guard
- Environmental Quality, Overseas Installation: Marine Corps Base Camp Smedley D. Butler, Okinawa, Japan
- Sustainability, Non-Industrial Installation: Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California
- Sustainability, Individual/Team: East Campus Reclaimed Water Team, National Security Agency, Fort Meade, Maryland
- Environmental Restoration, Installation: Naval Base Ventura County, California
- Cultural Resources Management, Small Installation: Washington Army National Guard
- Cultural Resources Management, Individual/Team: Ms. Rita McCarty, Mississippi Army National Guard
- Environmental Excellence in Weapon System Acquisition, Small Program: Tagnite Technical Working Group, U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland
Nominations for the Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards to be recognized in 2019 are due by March 1, 2019, using the guidance issued by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Energy, Installations & Environment). 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, 2016 through September 30, 2018. The Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards have honored installations, teams, and individuals for their outstanding achievements in Department of Defense environmental programs each year since 1962.
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.
Environmental Awards Memo & Guidance: