THE ARMY STRATEGY
This lesson discusses the US Army's environmental position as it relates to training and operations and
explains the four environmental pillars.
TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE:
You will identify the Army's environmental position as it relates to Army
training and operations.
You will be given all material contained in this lesson. You will work at your
own pace and in your own selected environment without any 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, FM 4-04.4 (3-
100.4), TC 3-34.489, FM 1-02, FM 1 (100-1), FM 6-22, and TVT 5-56.
The US military's primary mission is to defend the US--its people, its land, and its heritage. National
security strategy now includes specific environmental-security concerns. The American people expect
the US Army to manage the financial, human, and natural resources entrusted to it in a responsible
manner. The policy and vision of the Army on these issues, as well as your responsibilities as leaders, are
critical to understanding how to address military environmental protection. On 19 November 1992,
Secretary of the Army, Michael P. Stone, and Army Chief of Staff, General Gordon R. Sullivan, formally
signed the US Army Environmental Strategy Into the 21st Century. This comprehensive document
demonstrates the Army's commitment to meet present and future challenges. The strategy calls on the
Army community and other functional areas to fully recognize the link between mission accomplishment
and environmental stewardship. This strategy ensures that the environment and environmental
stewardship are integral parts of every facet of the Army mission. If the Army's strategy is to succeed,
every soldier, leader, and civilian in the force must understand and support the US Army environmental-
Strategic factors influencing international security and stability
changed. Global population and industrial activity have grown exponentially, and technological
advancement has accelerated. These events have shaken the foundations of strategic analysis,