Table 2-1. Leader Responsibilities Within a Platoon
Deleted: Platoon Sergeant
Platoon Leader/Platoon Sergeant
Apply environmental-awareness to daily activities while making sound decisions that will not
harm or that will minimize damage to the environment.
Communicate the Army's environmental ethic to soldiers while training them to be good
Develop and sustain a positive and proactive commitment to environmental-protection in
Analyze the influence of environmental factors on mission accomplishment.
Integrate environmental considerations into unit activities (include identifying the
environmental risks associated with unit tasks).
Protect the environment during all activities.
Counsel soldiers on the need to protect the environment and the possible consequences for
violating environmental laws and regulations.
Incorporate environmental considerations during AARs.
Support the Army's recycling program.
Report HM and HW spills.
Ensure that soldiers are familiar with unit SOPs, and supervise their compliance with
environmental laws and regulations.
Plan, conduct, and sustain environmental actions and training.
Assess the environmental risk associated with individual tasks.
Train peers and subordinates to identify the environmental effects of plans, actions, and
2-4. Summary. It is essential to include environmental considerations early and throughout the training
cycle. The integration of environmental considerations is an easy fit that causes no functional change in
battle-focused training. Commanders are required to implement environmental-specific training to
include environmental-awareness; spill prevention and response; HM and HW transportation, storage,
and turn-in procedures; accountability; and management. Incorporating environmental considerations
into training should not change the standard procedures or considerations that a unit and its leaders apply
to an operation.