This lesson discusses the US Army's environmental responsibility and the soldier's personal
TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE:
You will learn to identify Army and personal training responsibilities that
affect the environment.
You will be given the material contained in this lesson. You will work at
your own pace and in your own selected environment with no supervision.
You will correctly answer questions on the practice exercise at the end of the
The material contained in this lesson was derived from AR 200-1, AR 200-2,
FM 3-100.4, TC 3-34.489, and TVT 5-56.
The Army's environmental vision sets goals that the Army will try to achieve. Applying the strategy
of compliance, prevention, and conservation to a job is one way to help achieve these goals. The
Army has accepted its environmental responsibilities, but the Army's environmental ethic places
responsibility on soldiers to make good environmental decisions each day.
3-1. Army Responsibility. The Army is responsible for taking care of the resources entrusted to it
by the American people, and this includes the environment. It is not only morally right, but by caring
for the environment, the Army avoids expensive cleanups that detract for readiness and limit the
Army's ability to wage war.
a. Based on its commitment to environmental protection, the Army will conduct its operations in
ways that minimize environmental impacts. The Army will--
Comply with all environmental laws and regulations. This includes federal, state, local,
and HN laws.
Prevent pollution at the source by reducing, reusing, and recycling material that causes