Energy, Installations, and Environment

Environment and Energy Resilience

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Our Mission

The Mission of ODASD (E&ER) is to preserve operational capability, enhance mission readiness, and ensure DOD can continue to operate under changing climate and environmental conditions by providing policy direction and strategic oversight to the Department's energy, environment, climate, sustainability and related innovation programs.


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Michael F. McGhee, P.E.

Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Environment & Energy Resilience

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Organizations

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The Armed Forces Pest Management Board ensures that environmentally sound, safe, and effective programs are in place to prevent pests and disease vectors from adversely affecting DOD operations.


Leadership

COL Michelle G. Colacicco-Mayhugh

Director

LCDR Michael D. Kavanaugh

Deputy Director


Implement and provide oversight of DOD Operational Energy policy to ensure that Joint Forces have access to the energy needed to fight and win while operating in all domains within contested environments


Leadership

Oliver Fritz

Director


The Climate Change, Installation Energy Resilience, and Sustainability & Acquisition programs construct the overarching Climate Resilience program under the ODASD (E&ER). All programs collaborate dynamically to address DOD’s climate resilience initiatives and goals.

Leadership

Mr. Michael McGhee

Executive Director


Ensure DOD mission readiness with resilient, reliable, clean and efficient installation energy capabilities that can recover quickly from disruptions, through data-driven and climate informed projects and programs.

Leadership

Mr. Andrew Knox

Director


Ensure DOD mission readiness with continued access to natural and man-made resources for test, training, sustainment and basing; continue to implement polices that protect personnel and the environment, mission-critical resources, and our communities through evolving challenges in a changing world.

Leadership

Mr. Dave Asiello

Director


Ensure the DOD can operate under changing climate conditions, preserving operational capability and enhancing the natural and man-made systems essential to the Department’s success.

Leadership

Dr. Kate White

Director


The Environmental Cleanup and Compliance directorate manages the Defense Environmental Restoration Program (DERP), and the Compliance Program. The DERP and Compliance programs develop policies and guidance for the military departments which help to protect human health and the environment from hazardous substances used or released during military operations, and to comply with federal environmental laws and regulatory standards.


Leadership

Alexandria Long

Director


Collectively, the Environmental Planning & Conservation (EP&C) portfolio enables environmental conservation, cultural and tribal stewardship and partnerships, environmental equity and justice, and all-hazards emergency planning, response, and recovery to facilitate full-spectrum installation resilience through innovation, synergy, and leadership. The efforts and coordination of the EP&C programs allows the Department to effectively manage, protect, and steward our National natural and cultural resources, tribal relations, and installation community health and resilience while successfully executing our national defense mission.


Leadership

Ryan Orndorff

Director


The innovation programs within the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Environment & Energy Resilience harness the latest science and technology to improve the Department’s energy and environmental performance, reduce costs, and advance mission capabilities. These research, demonstration, test, and evaluation programs ensure DOD is prepared to address current and future environmental and energy challenges with cutting-edge research and innovative technologies.


The Operational Energy – Innovation Directorate provides Joint Force policy, oversight, and program management for emerging operational energy technologies.

Leadership

Ms. RuthAnne Darling

Director


SERDP and ESTCP are the DOD's installation energy and environment programs, harnessing the latest science and technology to improve DOD's environmental performance, reduce costs, and enhance and sustain mission capabilities.

Leadership

Dr. Kim Spangler

Director

Dr. Andrea Leeson

Deputy Director