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The Department of Defense (DoD) has the continuous mandate to provide national security by supporting the war-fighter’s mission success and providing the forces necessary to prevent war. To accomplish this mission, the DoD requires several essential resources, including energy, land, air, and water. Changes caused by the post-Cold War international power structure and shifting global economies have increased the competition for these resources worldwide. This global competition has increased their value exponentially. To ensure these resources are readily available, the DoD has focused more attention on sustainability.