Program Information

US Army Garrison, Fort Greely proudly serves as an integral part of the Nation’s Ballistic Mission Defense System and is a National Security Asset.

Fort Greely’s installation mission is mid-course missile defense (destroying threat missiles in their midcourse phase). Fort Greely is also host to the military missions of the Cold Regions Test Center, and by Intra-Service Support Agreement, the Northern Warfare Training Center.

Fort Greely Garrison’s supported tenants include: Ground-Based Midcourse Missile Defense; 49th Missile Defense Battalion; 59th Signal Battalion; Cold Regions Test Center; U.S. Army Alaska; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Army and Air Force Exchange Service; Defense Commissary Agency; Delta/Greely School District; U.S. Post Office; and by ISSA, the Northern Warfare Training Center.

Installation Management Command (Pacific Region) is headquartered at Fort Shafter, Hawaii and has garrisons in Alaska, Japan, Korea and Hawaii. Their workforce of military, civilians, local nationals and contractors proudly serve more than 105,000 Soldiers and their Families. IMCOM’s mission is to provide the Army the installation capabilities and services to support expeditionary operations in a time of persistent conflict and to provide a quality of life for Soldiers and Families consistent with their service.

US Army Environmental Command provides leadership and resources for the US Army cleanup and environmental quality programs. USAEC also provides technical expertise to enable Soldier readiness and sustainable military communities.

US Army Space and Missile Defense Command / Army Forces Strategic Command serves as the Army Service Component Command to U.S. Strategic Command. USASMDC/ARSTRAT conducts space operations and provides planning, integration, control, and coordination of Army forces and capabilities. USASMDC/ARSTRAT serves as the Army’s force modernization proponent for space, high altitude and global missile defense; serves as the Army operational integrator for global missile defense; and conducts mission-related research and development in support of Army Title 10 responsibilities. USASMDC/ARSTRAT partners with the Missile Defense Agency, supporting its quest to build a missile defense capability for our nation, and takes pride in moving technologies from concept to combat.

Defense Environmental Restoration Program (DERP) was established in 1986 to address hazardous substances, pollutants, contaminants and military munitions remaining from past activities at active military installations and Formerly Used Defense Sites (FUDS). The DERP, funded by the central Defense Environmental Restoration Account (DERA), provides for cleanup at these sites. The Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) environmental restoration program, funded by the base closure accounts, covers cleanup at closing installations The Army Cleanup Program is the common term for the Army’s Environmental Restoration Program for active installations like Fort Greely.

Army Installation Restoration Program is a comprehensive program designed to address contamination from past activities and restore Army lands to useable conditions. It is one of two programs established under the Defense Environmental Restoration Program (DERP) to identify, investigate and clean up hazardous substances, pollutants, and contaminants that pose environmental health and safety risks at active military installations and formerly used defense sites (FUDS). The IRP was established in 1975 and is achieving successful restoration of more than 11,000 identified active Army environmental cleanup sites. Restoration activities are already are response complete at more than 10,000 of those sites.

Army Compliance Cleanup Program manages the cleanup of contaminated Army lands not covered by one of the two Army cleanup programs being conducted under the Defense Environmental Restoration Program (DERP). Compliance Cleanup generally includes sites on Army active (including Reserve), excess, and special installations, as well as on Army overseas installations. This program also includes cleanup at federally-owned as well as non-federally owned, but federally-supported Army National Guard sites.

Army Military Munitions Response Program addresses non-operational range lands that are suspected or known to contain unexploded ordnance (UXO), discarded military munitions (DMM) or munitions constituent (MC) contamination. Through the MMRP, the Army can most effectively respond to unexploded ordnance and military munitions waste at areas other than operational ranges.

Restoration Advisory Boards are local stakeholder groups that meet regularly to discuss the investigation and cleanup activities on installations or other property where DoD has ongoing environmental restoration. Army RABs are authorized, established and led by Garrison Commander or their designee and co-led by a community chairperson. Army RABs serve as a forum for the discussion and exchange of restoration program information between the Army, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), state, local and tribal representatives, other regulatory agencies, and members of the affected community. Click the Public Involvement link in the website banner to learn more about the Fort Greely Restoration Advisory Board.