Environmental Laws and Army Training: A Dichotomy
AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL
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I wrote this report to answer the question What information does a new trainer need to know to train realistically in the Army today, given our environmental regulations I obtained many primary sources in this document by personally visiting all of the installations I listed herein Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Fort Benning Georgia, and Fort Bragg North Carolina. In addition to visiting the installations, I have also been stationed at each of these posts, training at each of them for at least 2.5 years each. I served at Fort Bragg from 1983-1986, at Fort Benning from 1993-1995, and at Schofield Barracks from 1996-1998. I found about what I expected to find . that there was a wealth of information compartmentalized in the regulatory agencies and specialized arms of the garrison that deal with the regulatory agencies . but not in the trainer.s hands. The engineers are the proponents for environmental issues in the Army, so from the start environmental issues are not linked with training, but with garrison maintenance and infrastructure. Unfortunately, the trainer finds this out when he tries to plan and execute training, typically not before. That.s what this paper shows . the 7 main Federal Environmental Laws that affect training, the effects on training, how to mitigate those effects, what to read, and what the future holds in this area for the Army.
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