For information about the
Ohio Army National Guard's
environmental programs and policies, contact

Captain Steven Vicario

Mr. Tom Daugherty
State Environmental Supervisor


May 2, 2019:
Ohio Army National Guard (OHARNG) Environmental Management System (eMS) Policy # CS-19-011

Ohio National Guard Environmental Office

The Ohio Army National Guard (OHARNG) is committed to environmental stewardship at all of our facilities and within our communities as a whole.

Energy consumption and natural resources conservation have a significant impact on mission sustainability and our ability to respond with ready units when called.

We have worked diligently since 2013 to reduce energy consumption and conserve natural resources by successfully implementing several energy reduction initiatives. We will continue reduce energy consumption and conserve natural resources in 2019 by undertaking the following initiatives:

  • Install 246 new advanced meters to monitor electrical, gas, and water consumption at 82 facilities by 30 October 2019
  • Conduct 50 ASHRAE Level II Energy Assessments by 30 July 2019 in order to identify energy efficiency projects
  • Implement a comprehensive Energy Management and Conservation Plan by 30 February 2019
  • Implement an Installation Energy and Water Plan by 21 December 2018
  • Repair 5 Inverters and 3 Solar Array systems to bring them back to full productivity by 30 September 2019
  • Complete LED lighting improvement projects at five OHARNG facilities by 30 July 2019
  • Implement an Integrated Solid Waste Management Plan by 1 January 2019

Bedbugs have the potential to severely limit the Ohio Army National Guard's mission capability.

To better position the Ohio Army National Guard for success we must rely on our first line of defense - our soldiers. The better educated our soldiers are on the early detection, prevention, and eradication of bedbugs at home and in the workplace the better off we are as an organization.

Education and early detection are the key.
Please take a moment to watch the presentation given by Dr. Susan Jones from The Ohio State University Department of Entomology.

We also encourage you to download the app developed by Dr. Jones to your phone or other smart device. The application, Bed Bug Field Guide, is free and provides step-by-step instructions for you to take in the event that you are exposed to bedbugs.

You can also download and print the Household Insect Identification Card provided by Ohio State University Extension.