Defense International Environmental Program


The international program in ESOH is responsible for establishing policy and oversight of DOD overseas environmental programs to ensure the sustainability of operations and mission support. This includes:

  • Oversees the implementation and updates of policies and guidance which provide direction for managing environmental compliance and protecting human health and the environment at DoD installations outside the United States.
  • Provides guidance, oversight, advocacy, and representation for environmental management and compliance programs outside the United States.
  • Ensures that Final Governing Standards reconcile the requirements of applicable international agreements and applicable host-nation environmental standards;
  • Provides environmental subject matter expertise during negotiations for overseas U.S. basing, stationing, and presence agreements;


Congratulations to Yokota Air Base, Japan for winning the 2021 Secretary of Defense Environmental Award for Environmental Quality, Overseas Installation! For more information about their accomplishments go to the 2021 Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards Page.