The DoD is committed to implementing environmental practices to facilitate and improve the capabilities of our forces while safeguarding the long term sustainability of our Nation's priceless resources. By acting as a responsible environmental steward, the Department can more effectively manage and sustain training, testing, and operational lands to achieve mission readiness. The DoD benefits immensely from the thoughtful leadership, innovation, and hard work of our personnel in protecting human health and preserving our Nation's natural and cultural resources while executing our national defense mission.
Ms. Sullivan is the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Environment in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Sustainment). She is responsible for DoD’s policies and programs related to compliance with environmental laws; management of natural and cultural resources; cleanup of contaminated sites; safety & occupational health; fire and emergency services; green/sustainable buildings; installation emergency management; international environmental compliance and cleanup efforts; strategic sustainability planning; and planning to address emerging contaminants. Ms. Sullivan is also responsible for the DoD Native American program. She oversees the Armed Forces Pest Management Board, the Department of Defense Explosives Safety Board, the Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP), and the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP).
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