The Sustainment and Resiliency Division (SRD) plans, programs, and resources Army Reserve-funded installation services, establishing policies and guidance as they relate to sustainable and resilient facility operations.

State-of-the-art, sustainable, and resilient facilities, lands, and infrastructure that contribute to a capable, combat-ready, and lethal Federal Reserve Force.

Resilience enables the Army Reserve to anticipate, recover, and adapt to changing conditions. Secure and reliable assets at Army Reserve facilities are vital to perform its mission and support global operations. The SRT partners with Army Reserve-funded installations and RDs to facilitate the Integrated Strategic and Sustainability Planning (ISSP) process, supporting the creation of long-term holistic strategic plans. Through facilitating strategic planning with a buildable process and providing tailored communications, custom training, and awards support, SRT helps strengthen the Army Reserve’s alignment with a culture focused on warfighter readiness and resilience.

The Army Reserve Energy & Water Program’s priority is to ensure available, reliable, and quality power and water to sustain critical missions. Our energy and water initiatives are united in effort—enabling the Army Reserve to execute a holistic strategy that enhances readiness and resilience while improving the operational capabilities of Soldiers.

The Army Reserve Environmental Program champions environmental stewardship through legal compliance. It enables senior leaders to make the best possible decisions in support of Army Reserve missions while bolstering the ecosystems upon which military training and operations depend.

We enable our facilities to work—on any given day, in the face of any given challenge, we enable Army Reserve facilities to operate safely and effectively with the resources they need to achieve their mission. Through the Army Reserve Solid Waste Program, logistics and engineering funding, or infrastructure analytics to articulate requirements-driven decisions, our Services Branch is here to support a wide range of essential programs.

We believe we have a special duty to our communities to do things the right way. We also believe that Soldiers, Civilian employees, and our communities have a personal responsibility to implement conservation and resilience efforts. Everyone is vulnerable to the risks that drive the Army Reserve’s focus on long-term sustainability. Whether natural disasters or cyberattacks, personal resilience is just as important as military resilience.

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Energy Action Month is a national awareness campaign designed to educate Soldiers, Civilian employees, and our communities about energy resiliency, security, efficiency, and affordability; enhance their understanding of Army energy initiatives; encourage their participation in these efforts; and share our energy success stories with our peers and the general public. Energy Action Month occurs every October. All Army Commands are encouraged to participate and host activities and events at their respective sites. As a land-holding Command, the United States Army Reserve participates in Energy Action Month and encourages all Army Reserve-funded installations, Readiness Divisions (RDs), Mission Support Commands (MSCs), and Army Reserve Centers to do so as well.

Why is energy resilience important?
From the electricity that powers our facilities to the fuel that powers our vehicles, energy touches nearly every aspect of the Army Reserve’s mission. With nearly 200,000 Soldiers and Civilian employees operating within nearly 43 million square feet of building space spread across the nation, we are a major energy consumer. Energy access is essential for our resilience, meaning, if our energy supply is disrupted, we still have the power needed to mobilize, deploy, and win.

There are many threats to our energy security. The Interim National Security Strategic Guidance states, “Our Strength…requires us to build back better at home…renewable  energy deployment…Defending America also means setting clear priorities…sustain readiness…prioritize defense investments in climate resiliency and clean energy…” As our assets face threats of physical attacks and cyber attacks from our adversaries, and the devastating impacts of natural disasters, we must all take action to reduce energy  and water consumption to protect our supply chains. This helps ensure Soldiers have the energy and water they need, when they need it and where they need it—even in the face of disruption. Furthermore, Army Directive 2020-03, Installation Energy and Water Resilience Policy, tasks all landholding commands to ensure a minimum of 14 days energy and water resilience during outages to sustain critical missions. If we each take steps to implement simple yet effective changes, we not only reduce usage but reduce costs that enable the Army Reserve to move dollars towards other operational needs. Conserving power helps protect America’s energy future.

Investing in Our Youth: Army Develops Future Soldier Preparatory Course
The U.S. Army will start a Future Soldier Preparatory Course pilot program at Fort Jackson, S.C. to help America’s youth overcome academic and physical fitness barriers to service so they can earn the opportunity to join the Army.
Aug. 1, 2022 - In response to the most challenging recruiting environment since the start of the all-volunteer force in 1973, the Army is implementing an innovative new program to prepare recruits who are en-route to initial military...

Army Reserve Taps Hacker Community to Enhance Microgrid Cybersecurity
Fort Hunter Liggett, Defense Digital Service (DDS), and Lawrence Berkely National Lab participated in the Hack The Capitol 5.0 cybersecurity conference in Washington D.C. DDS set up a hands-on demo lab on hacking a microgrid.
June 9, 2022 - As the Army’s demonstration installation for energy and water resilience, California’s Fort Hunter Liggett is focused on enhancing the cybersecurity of the post’s innovative microgrid system. Partnering with the Office of the...

Fort McCoy DPW, grounds contractor coordinate ditch improvement operation
An excavator operator uses an excavator to dig out a ditch May 26, 2022, on the cantonment area at Fort McCoy, Wis. The operator is with the Fort McCoy grounds contractor. The work was completed in coordination with the Fort McCoy Directorate of Public Works. During spring and summer annually at Fort McCoy, this kind of work is often done to improve infrastructure operations. (U.S. Army Photo by Scott T. Sturkol, Public Affairs Office, Fort McCoy, Wis.)
June 6, 2022 - Fort McCoy’s grounds contractor took to action to improve a long stretch of ditches May 26 on the cantonment area on post...

Parks Reserve Forces Training Area Increases Renewable Energy: Solar Array Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Col. Serena D. Johnson, Parks Reserve Forces Training Area Garrison Commander and Mr. Jarrod Ross, Fort Hunter Liggett’s Resource Efficiency Manager cut a ceremonial ribbon for PRFTA’s 2MW Solar Array, May 24, 2022. The 2MW Solar Array is a part of PRFTA’s innovative microgrid system which PRFTA broke ground on in 2021.
May 27, 2022 - Parks Reserve Forces Training Area (PRFTA) is celebrating another step closer to uninterrupted access to electricity. On May 24, the Army Reserve-funded installation held a ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate the addition...

88th Readiness Division energy program contributes to unit readiness
Twenty solar arrays, including this one at the Milwaukee Army Reserve Center, help lower energy costs and promote a lower carbon footprint. (Courtesy photo)
April 28, 2022 - It may not be evident, but the 88th Readiness Division’s energy program contributes to unit readiness. The Energy Office within the Engineer Department, Directorate of Public Works here does this through numerous projects. In...

Devens Reserve Forces Training Area Resilience and Central Monitoring Initiative Cuts Water Usage By 44 Percent
Andrew Coffin, contract Resource Efficiency Manager, reviews Devens Reserve Forces Training Area's daily water consumption data to look for spikes in usage that may be attributed to water leaks.
April 11, 2022 - Devens Reserve Forces Training Area (DRFTA) is one of many Army Reserve installations experiencing impressive energy and water resilience achievements in the face of climate change and cybersecurity threats. Beginning in the...

Want to learn more about Army Reserve resilience and climate change initiatives? Download the 2021 Sustainment and Resiliency Division Annual Report



For more information about Army Reserve Energy and Water, Solid Waste, Environmental, and Climate-related initiatives, please contact Ms. Ashley Bradford at 703-806-6797.