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Posted: 4/18/2022

Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards

Each year since 1962, the Secretary of Defense (SecDef) has honored installations, teams, and individuals for outstanding achievements in Department of Defense (DoD) environmental programs. As structured since Fiscal Year (FY) 2009, the SecDef Environmental Awards program places certain awards on a two-year cycle. Specifically, large/small and nonindustrial/industrial installations compete in alternate years. The 2022 awards cycle encompasses an achievement period from October 1, 2019, through September 30, 2021 (FY 2020-2021).

Nominations for the 2022 SecDef Environmental Awards, for the award period of FY 2020- 2021, are due to the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Sustainment (OASD(S)) by February 25, 2022. The window to submit nominations to OASD(S) will be open from February 14 through February 25, 2022. Before submitting nominations, please email EnvironmentalAwards@bah.com to request file-transfer instructions. All nomination materials should be unclassified and cleared for public release upon submission to OASD(S).

Areas of Interest

2022 Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards Categories:


  • Natural Resources Conservation, Small
  • Environmental Quality, Non-Industrial
  • Sustainability, Industrial
  • Environmental Restoration
  • Cultural Resources Management, Large


  • Natural Resources Conservation
  • Environmental Quality
  • Environmental Restoration
  • Environmental Excellence in Weapon Systems Acquisition
Funding Type