Frequently Asked Questions

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The U.S. Army Environmental Command is a brigade-level command, led by a US Army Chemical Corps Colonel, assigned to the U.S. Army Installation Management Command, with a world-wide mission to provide environmental expertise that supports ready and resilient Soldiers and installations.

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The roles and responsibilities of the USAEC are spelled out in Army Regulation 200-1. In general, the command exists to ensure continued use of Army training lands and minimization of environmental liabilities, through sound environmental practices and stewardship.

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USAEC’s mission is to deliver environmental services and solutions in support of the Army Environmental Program, enabling Army readiness and sustainability.

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The command traces its history back to Nov. 15, 1972, when the Army created the Program Manager for Demilitarization of Chemical Material. In 1975, the organization took on the task of managing the newly established installation restoration program for the Army. Between 1978 and 1980, the Army’s environmental responsibilities expanded to include research and testing and pollution control technology. The organization’s mission, name and chain of command changed repeatedly throughout the years but the focus on managing Army environmental responsibilities remains to this day. The Base Realignment and Closure Congressional Act of 2005 established the US Army Environmental Command as a major subordinate command of the Installation Management Command and that connection remains today

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USAEC seeks to be an innovative, value-added, customer-focused partner, providing environmental services and solutions to the Army through expertise, communication and partnering.

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USAEC has established an Environmental Support Manager (ESM) for every Army installation. If an installation needs to know who their ESM is, they can contact AEC by email to USARMY.JBSA.AEC.MBX@mail.mil or phone: (210) 466-1590 or toll free (855) 846-3940.