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JUNIOR-ENLISTED
ENVIRONMENTAL-AWARENESS TRAINING

Subcourse EN 5700

EDITION C

United States Army Engineer School
Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri 65473

5 Credit Hours

Edition Date: January 2002

 

SUBCOURSE OVERVIEW

This subcourse is designed to inform soldiers of environmental-awareness initiatives. Environmental awareness is the United States (US) Army's commitment to ensuring that training and other activities cause minimal harm to the environment. Restoring previous environmental damage is a major concern for today's Army. Environmental-awareness training allows soldiers to understand, accept, and support environmental requirements. Soldiers should demonstrate awareness of these requirements and be capable of—

  • Identifying the four components of the Army's environmental program.

  • Describing the relationship between the environment and soldiers' actions.

  • Identifying sources of environmental laws and regulations.

  • Determining whether certain actions have positive or negative effects on the environment.

  • Demonstrating environmental stewardship.

There are no prerequisites for this subcourse.

This subcourse reflects the doctrine that was current at the time the subcourse was prepared. In your own work situation, always refer to the latest publications.

Unless otherwise stated, the masculine gender of singular pronouns is used to refer to both men and women.

TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE:

ACTION:

You will become aware of the responsibilities concerning laws, regulations, policies, and procedures associated with the environmental program. After viewing part one of television tape (TVT) 5-56 and completing this subcourse, you will be able to discuss environmental-awareness initiatives as they pertain to individual soldier actions and responsibilities.

CONDITION:

You will be given this subcourse and TVT 5-56P1, "Operation Stewardship- The Soldier and the Environment".

STANDARD:

You must achieve a minimum of 70 percent on the subcourse examination to demonstrate competency on this task.

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Subcourse Overview

Lesson 1:

The Army, the Soldier, and the Environment

 

Overview

 

Introduction

 

Environmental Vision

 

Environmental Ethic

 

Strategy

 

Stewardship

 

Summary

 

Practice Exercise

Lesson 2:

Protecting the Environment

 

Overview

 

Introduction

 

The Environment

 

Soldier Actions

 

Vehicle Maintenance

 

Weapons Maintenance

 

Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical (NBC) Equipment Maintenance

 

Supply, Storage, and Transportation

 

Refueling

 

Field Sanitation/Field Mess

 

Maneuver Damage Control

 

Field Recovery

 

Weapons Training and Demolition

 

Summary

 

Practice Exercise

Lesson 3:

Environmental Responsibility

 

Overview

 

Introduction

 

Army Responsibility

 

Personal Responsibility

 

Summary

 

Practice Exercise

Lesson 4:

Environmental Laws and Regulations

 

Overview

 

Introduction

 

Environmental Laws

 

Federal Law

 

State Law

 

Local Law

 

Host Nation Law

 

Environmental Penalties

 

Summary

 

Practice Exercise

Appendix A:

List of Common Acronyms

Appendix B:

Recommended Reading List

Appendix C:

Environmental Checklist

EN5700 Edition C Examination