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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.  To successfully execute the DoD mission, our Military Departments must have the energy, land, air, and water resources necessary to train and operate, today and in the future.  The DoD is focused on the lines of effort described in the National Defense Strategy:

  • First, rebuilding military readiness as we build a more lethal Joint Force;
  • Second, strengthening alliances as we attract new partners; and
  • Third, reforming the Department’s business practices for greater performance and affordability.

The Department’s sustainability efforts focus on increasing readiness, supporting alliances, and improving affordability.  The Department will continue to maximize the efficient use of mission-critical resources such as water and energy, and ensure availability of strategic chemicals and materials now and into the future.  By strategically planning and investing to protect its people, built infrastructure, and warfighting equipment, DoD can ensure it is prepared when threats arise in the future.