The Air Force Center for Engineering and the Environment
) formerly the Air Force Center for Environmental Excellence
, is a Field Operating Agency
(FOA) of the United States Air Force
that provides a full range of technical and professional services to the Air Force community in areas related to environmental restoration
, pollution prevention
, environmental planning
and construction management
, and comprehensive planning and design. Regional Environmental Offices (REOs) represent the Air Force to federal, state, and local agencies to facilitate regional environmental compliance and management.
Before the AFCEE was formed, there was not one centralized office where Air Force commanders could go for assistance with their installation's environmental and construction programs. That situation changed in 1991, when AFCEE was approved and created as a field operating agency of the Air Force Civil Engineer
AFCEE was formed by consolidating a variety of Air Force personnel and assets located throughout the country, including several Air Force Regional Civil Engineer staff functions.
The Center was formally inaugurated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony
in Brooks AFB
Hangar 9 on November 3, 1991. It originally consisted of four major elements: the Environmental Services Office, the Construction Management Office, the Design Group, and three Regional Compliance Offices (later renamed Regional Environmental Offices).
Staff elements included Mission Support,... Read More