Sustainment and Resiliency Division


The Sustainment and Resiliency Division (SRD) plans, programs, and resources USAR-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 USAR to anticipate, recover, and adapt to changing conditions. Secure and reliable assets at USAR facilities are vital to perform its key mission and support global operations. The Strategic Readiness Team (SRT) partners with USAR-funded Installations and Readiness Divisions to facilitate the Integrated Strategic and Sustainability Planning (ISSP) process, supporting the creation long-term holistic strategic plans. Through ISSP, SRT helps strengthen the USAR’s alignment with a culture focused on warfighter readiness and resilience.​

The USAR 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 USAR to execute a holistic strategy that enhances readiness and resilience while improving the operational capabilities of Soldiers.

The USAR Environmental Program champions environmental stewardship through legal compliance. It enables senior leaders to make the best possible decisions in support of USAR 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 USAR facilities to operate safely and effectively with the resources they need to achieve their mission. Through the USAR 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 USAR’s focus on long-term sustainability. Whether natural disasters or cyberattacks, personal resilience is just as important as military resilience.

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2021 Army Reserve Energy Action Month Message 

#EnergyActionMonth Tips
Visit us @SustainableUSAR to learn how energy and water resilience drives Soldier readiness. Looking for easy tips you can implement at work or at home? 

  • Use natural light when possible and turn off the lights in vacant rooms.
  • Power down computer monitors, peripherals, and task lighting at the end of each duty day.
  • Unplug electronics that are not in user for extended periods of time.
  • When purchasing electronics or appliances, choose ENERGY STAR® models.
  • Use the “energy saver” mode on office copiers and printers.
  • Close doors and windows to conditioned spaces.
  • Ensure vents are unobstructed.
  • Check doors and windows for drafts; report any drafts to your Facility Manager.
  • Learn the Army Regulations that govern energy use in Federal facilities and adhere to them.
  • If you notice energy waste or opportunities for energy conservation, discuss them with your Facility Manager or Building Energy Monitor.
  • Implement conservation habits and measures at home and in your community.

Army Reserve Leads the Way in Energy and Water Resilience 
Did you know the U.S. Army Reserve is leading the way with energy and water resilience? Personnel from Fort Hunter Liggett, California, gave a virtual tour of the installation to the Federal Chief Sustainment Officer from the White House Council on Environmental Quality - showcasing scalable sustainability and resilience projects that can be replicated across other federal facilities. Fort Hunter Liggett's work over the past decade will help influence future clean energy and water policies to increase military readiness in the face of climate change threats.


Fort Hunter Liggett in White House Virtual Tour
Col. Lisa Lamb, Fort Hunter Liggett Garrison Commander, and Jarrod Ross, FHL Resource Efficiency Manager, gave a presentation virtually to Andrew Mayock, Federal Chief Sustainability Officer for the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ). Lamb gave an overview of the installation’s energy resiliency projects and the necessity for preparing for power outages. Ross spoke about the Net Zero energy resiliency project and the new microgrid being installed.
July 19, 2021 - Fort Hunter Liggett was the only Army installation selected to participate in a Department of Defense-wide White House Virtual Tour, hosted by Andrew Mayock, Federal Chief Sustainability Officer for the White House Council on...

Microgrid to Generate Net Zero for Fort Hunter Liggett
Groundbreaking for microgrid project, Fort Hunter Liggett, California. FHL Garrison Commander Col. Charles Bell.
June 1, 2021 - Fort Hunter Liggett conducted a groundbreaking ceremony May 27, 2021 to build a $21.6 million electrical microgrid, which will make it the first Army installation to achieve Net Zero for critical operations. That means it...

Area environmental protection specialists at heart of 88th RD compliance mission
Army Reserve Sgt. Jacob Pulliam, left, operations noncommissioned for 428th Military Police Company, and Andrea Pawlik, area environmental protection specialist, 88th Readiness Division, inspect a storage container for environmental compliance during a visit to the Maple Lane Army Reserve Center in South Bend, Indiana, Feb. 25, 2021. Environmental protection specialists are responsible for ensuring federal, state and local guidelines are followed at Army Reserve facilities.
April 16, 2021 - With a mission that spans more than 250 facilities and 12 training areas across 19 states, the 88th Readiness Division’s Environmental Division’s environmental responsibility is large and robust...

Blueprints of the Past to Modernize the Future Force
Feb. 2, 2021 - The origin of U.S. Army Reserve (USAR) has a fascinating history. Looking beyond the long history of operational activities, much of the story of the USAR can be told through the buildings and facilities that make up Army...

FAQs: COVID-19 impact to the U.S. Army Reserve
Dec. 22, 2020 - These questions have been submitted by Soldiers to various U.S. Army Reserve social media websites. Here, Soldiers may find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions...

Environmental team performs lead dust sampling at excess Army Reserve Center
Oct. 23, 2020 - Indoor firing ranges may pose a setback in the disposal process of multiple U.S. Army Reserve properties nationwide. Some 50 Army Reserve properties are slated for lead dust sampling. The Louisville District Environmental...


For more information about the Sustainment and Resiliency Division, Army Reserve Installation Management Directorate, please contact Ms. Ashley Bradford at 703-806-6797.