Joan VanDervort

Joan VanDervort

Former Deputy Director, Ranges, Sea and Airspace
Advisory Board, Center for Climate and Security

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Joan VanDervort is a member of the Advisory Board for The

Center for Climate and Security and a contributor and signatory to the Climate and Security Plan for America.  She has over 28 years of professional experience working with the Department of Defense across a broad spectrum of issues,

from climate change and energy to the various forces impacting

military training capabilities. Before retiring from federal

service in May 2014, she served as the Deputy Director for

Ranges, Sea and Airspace in the Office of the Deputy

Assistant Secretary of Defense for Readiness, where she

oversaw programs and policy related to military training constraints

and how those factors translate into training readiness

and national security impacts. Before talking her position with

Office of the Secretary of Defense, VanDervort served as

a senior advisor on environmental, encroachment, and climate

change issues impacting training capability for the Army.

During her tenure with the Army she also oversaw the

Army’s Integrated Training Area Management Program

responsible for the long-term sustainability of over

7 million acres of training land on 82 installations, worldwide.