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A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense interceptor is launched from Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands during Flight Test THAAD-23. (Photos Courtesy of the Missile Defense Agency)

Environmental support to Army Modernization Strategy

By Lori Hogan, USAEC Contractor

SAN ANTONIO – The Army Modernization Strategy addresses six key priorities: long-range precision fires, next-generation combat vehicle, future vertical lift, the network, air and missile defense and Soldier lethality.

For the Army’s modernization strategy to be successful, ideas must be turned into actions through continuous efforts to validate and demonstrate new technologies, address how new technologies will impact the environment, safety and occupational health, and meet the requirements of laws and regulations intended to safeguard the natural environment and the ecosystems in which we live.

The U.S. Army Environmental Command’s support to the strategy broadly focuses on three program areas; management of the National Defense Center for Energy and Environment, acquisition support for new technologies, and support to National Environmental Policy Act analyses.

“The Army Modernization Strategy Framework uses a deliberate, synchronized approach that addresses how we fight, what we fight with and who we are,” said Damon Cardenas, USAEC chief of Acquisition and Technology. “The USAEC enables these three approaches to provide Army Modernization with environmental expertise, program management and project management across a broad array of technical specialties necessary to deliver cost-effective, efficient environmental solutions that can be applied to the Total Army's transformation into a multi-domain force.”

A new system, which could be anything from an armored vehicle to small electronics, goes through an arduous defense acquisition process from idea to conception, followed by production, fielding and use, and ultimately demilitarization and disposal.

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