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Nominations for the 2023 Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards are due by February 24, 2023, using the guidance issued by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Energy, Installations, and 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, 2020 through September 30, 2022. 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 has announced the winners of the 2022 Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards. The nine winners chosen from 26 nominations are:

  • Natural Resources Conservation, Small Installation:  Marine Corps Base Hawaii
  • Natural Resources Conservation, Individual/Team:  Naval Air Station Pensacola Natural Resources Team, Florida
  • Environmental Quality, Non-Industrial Installation:  Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina
  • Environmental Quality, Individual/Team:  Air Force Radioactive Recycling and Disposal Team, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio
  • Sustainability, Industrial Installation:  Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach and Detachment Fallbrook and Norco, California
  • Environmental Restoration, Installation:  Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
  • Environmental Restoration, Individual/Team:  Glenbrook Road Remedial Action Team, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers North Atlantic Division, Maryland
  • Cultural Resources Management, Large Installation:  Texas Army National Guard
  • Environmental Excellence in Weapon Systems Acquisition, Individual/Team: 
    C-130 Program Office and Support Team, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia