The Army sponsors several award programs that recognize and promote aspects of environmental stewardship and sustainability. Information about these programs are provided below.
Each year, the Army recognizes and rewards excellence for the development, management and transferability of environmental programs that increase environmental quality, enhance the mission and help make the Army sustainable. You can read about these best practices for the environment here.
Updated The winners for the Fiscal Year 2012 Secretary of the Army (SECARMY) Environmental Awards Program have been announced. As in previous years, the SECARMY Environmental Awards winners go on to compete in the Secretary of Defense (SECDEF) Environmental Awards Program.
Each year since 1962, the Secretary of Defense has honored individuals, teams, and installations for their outstanding achievements to conserve and sustain the natural and cultural resources entrusted to the Department of Defense. Over the years the categories included in the Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards program have morphed into those listed below, which are alternated for even and odd years.
The winners of the Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards Program competition have also been announced. The Army won three categories in this year's Secretary of Defense competition. Aberdeen Proving Ground took the Environmental Restoration installation award; Dorenda Coleman, Arizona Army National Guard's sustainability manager, won the team/individual award for Sustainability; and Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center's Counterfeit Refrigerant Impact Team captured the Environmental Excellence in Weapon System Acquisition award in the small program category. Congratulations go out to all the Army winners. Winners will be recognized at a Pentagon ceremony in July.
|Schedule of Awards|
|Even Fiscal Years (e.g., FY12)||Odd Fiscal Years (e.g., FY11)|
|Natural Resources Conservation - Large||Natural Resources Conservation - Small|
|Cultural Resources Management||Cultural Resources Management|
|Environmental Quality - Industrial||Environmental Quality - Non-Industrial|
|Environmental Quality - Overseas||Sustainability - Industrial|
|Sustainability - Non-Industrial||Environmental Restoration|
|Cultural Resources Management||Natural Resources Conservation|
|Weapon System Acquisition - Small Program||Environmental Restoration|
|Weapon System Acquisition|
This information is provided as a courtesy to installations, teams, and individuals to assist them with seeking out and applying for Environmental Awards. USAEC does not administer these programs.