Apr. 21, 2015
The Department of Defense (DoD) has announced the winners of the 2015 Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards. Since 1962, the awards recognize individuals, teams, and installations for their outstanding achievements and innovative work protecting the environment while sustaining mission readiness. Military Services and Defense Agencies may submit one nomination for each of the nine award categories. A diverse panel of judges representing federal and state agencies, academia, and the private sector select the winners.
The nine winners chosen from the 35 nominations are:
- Natural Resources Conservation, Large Installation: Camp Blanding Joint Training Center, Florida Army National Guard, Florida
- Environmental Quality, Industrial Installation: Robins Air Force Base, Georgia
- Environmental Quality, Overseas Installation: Marine Corps Base Camp Smedley D. Butler, Japan
- Sustainability, Non-Industrial Installation: Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California
- Sustainability, Individual/Team: Minnesota Army National Guard Sustainability Team, Minnesota
- Environmental Restoration, Installation: Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
- Cultural Resources Management, Small Installation: U.S. Army Garrison Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey
- Cultural Resources Management, Individual/Team: Dr. Paul R. Green, U.S. Air Force Civil Engineer Center, Virginia
- Environmental Excellence in Weapon System Acquisition, Small Program: Halon Extinguisher Replacement Program for Aviation Weapon Systems IPT, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama
The full press release is available here.
For more information on the 2015 winners and honorable mentions, please visit the Awards website.