Accession Number : ADA534385


Title :   Department of Defense Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan


Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE WASHINGTON DC


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a534385.pdf


Report Date : 26 Aug 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 101


Abstract : The mission of the Department of Defense (DoD) is to provide the military forces needed to deter war and protect the security of our country. This, our first Departmental sustainability plan, lays out our goals and performance expectations for the next decade, establishing the path by which DoD will serve as a model of sustainability for the nation while enhancing our ability to achieve our mission. The 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review recognizes that a strategic approach to climate change and energy is a high priority for the Department. Our military's heavy reliance on fossil fuels creates significant risks and costs at a tactical as well as a strategic level. We measure these costs in lost dollars, in reduced mission effectiveness, and in U.S. soldiers' lives. Freeing warfighters from the tether of fuel will significantly improve our mission effectiveness, as will reducing our installations' dependence on costly fossil fuels and a potentially fragile power grid. DoD takes its responsibility for sustainability seriously, and anticipates these changes will significantly improve our mission effectiveness while enhancing the environment. Furthermore, to successfully execute the DoD mission, our Military Departments must have the land, air, and water necessary to train and operate, today and into the future, in a world where there is increasing competition for resources. The Department must plan for and act in a sustainable manner now in order to build an enduring future; as such, this Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan is a critical enabler in the performance of our mission.


Descriptors :   *DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , *OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS , *STRATEGIC ANALYSIS , SECURITY , INSTALLATION , STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS , MILITARY PERSONNEL , MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN)


Subject Categories : Operations Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE