Requirements for the environmental protection officer of the Ukrainian armed forces in view of NATO guidance documents

Date

2021-06-01

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Видавництво Львівської політехніки
Lviv Politechnic Publishing House

Abstract

Military impact on the environment can be defined as two components: 1) impact on the environment in time of daily activities during the training of troops and 2) impact on the environment during the combat operation. In the Armed Forces of Ukraine, to some extent, environmental security measures are implemented only during daily operations in peacetime. As for taking into account the impact of fighting on the environment in time of planning combat operations, this issue is usually not even raised in their preparation. On the other hand, NATO member states understand that military operations can be inherently destructive to human health and the environment. Therefore, this study was conducted to determine the educational requirements for commanders, especially for officers who provide environmental protection in the Armed Forces of Ukraine, based on NATO regulations and the experience of Allies. The article considers how environmental issues are integrated into the military operation at each stage: planning, predeployment, deployment (execution and force rotation), redeployment, and post-deployment. The main tasks of environmental officers at each stage of the operation are defined. Based on the tasks solved by officers, the requirements for their education are formed, the subjects studied by US environmental officers are considered.

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environmental protection, military activity, NATO documents, environmental protection officer

Citation

Orel S. Requirements for the environmental protection officer of the Ukrainian armed forces in view of NATO guidance documents / Serhiy Orel, Vadim Durach, Bohdan Sjoma // Environmental Problems. — Lviv : Lviv Politechnic Publishing House, 2021. — Vol 6. — No 2. — P. 78–83.