June 20, 2018
CNMC employee trains US soldiers to lower environmental impact
TULSA, OKLA. – Jeremy Gordon, environmental training coordinator for Cherokee Nation Management and Consulting, is working to help U.S. service members lower their impact on the planet and its natural resources.
The former Army sergeant trains designated environmental officers in 15 environmental compliance and conservation programs. Through his contracted position with the Environmental Division of the Director of Public Works, Gordon trains soldiers and civilians at the Fort Bliss military base in Texas.
“I believe too many people look out at the world and see that something is wrong but never step up to make a difference,” said Gordon. “If you want to see change, you have to start within yourself. If you believe in your goal and it shows, others will eventually join you.”
He also serves as a mentor to soldiers through his peer-on-peer style of training, which focuses on preparing service members for the challenges of convincing others of the importance of caring for the environment.
The programs include standard environmentally friendly efforts such as recycling, water conservation, properly containing hazardous materials and cleaning up oil spills, but also expand into maintenance of natural habitats, including structures and significant archaeology sites.
He is a keynote and motivational speaker who currently serves as the vice president and founding board member of Vetcatch, a nonprofit dedicated to connecting disabled veterans with the outdoors by taking them on fishing trips off the coast of Florida.
Cherokee Nation Management & Consulting, formed in 2015, provides technical support services and project support personnel to its defense and civilian agency partners. The company provides a tailored management approach for complex government programs and disciplines, including information technology, science, engineering, construction, research and development, facilities management, program management, and mission support.
CNMC is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and is part of the Cherokee Nation Businesses family of companies. For more information, please visit www.cherokeenationbusinesses.com.