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Mission Statement


Our mission is to lead and execute environmental programs and provide environmental expertise that enables Army training, operations, acquisition and sustainable military communities. We will seek to find and implement innovative technologies to support the Army’s environmental program throughout the State of New Mexico by maintaining a motivated, proactive, and professional interdisciplinary team. We will train and develop every member of our team to excel in their current duties and prepare for increased responsibilities. It is our goal to support the mission of the New Mexico National Guard by ensuring good stewardship of the environment and sustained relationships with other stakeholders of our resources.


An eMS is the part of an organization’s overall management system that integrates environmental concerns and issues in its management processes. An eMS addresses organizational structure, planning activities, responsibilities, practices, procedures, processes, and resources for developing, implementing, achieving, reviewing, and maintaining environmental policy. It enables an organization of any size or type to control the impact of its activities, products, or services on the natural environment, allowing it not only to comply with current environmental requirements, but to recognize and proactively manage future issues that might impact mission sustainability.

The “e” in eMS is lower case to signify that it is EVERYONE’S management system, not just the responsibility of the Environmental Branch or personnel designated with responsibility within their unit.

International Standard ISO 14001 is the model for the NMARNG eMS. ISO 14001 employs a continual cycle of policy, planning, implementation and operation, checking and corrective actions, and management review. The ultimate goal is to continually improve environmental performance as the cycle is repeated.

ISO 14001 requires that the organization define and document the scope of its environmental management system. Top management shall define the organization's environmental policy and ensure that it is available to the public. Find our policy here Environmental Management Policy_2016-007.pdf. Requests for additional information on environmental procedures, plans, and programs should be directed to the NMARNG FOIA Manager as outlined in the External Communication_2016-006.pdf.