Joan VanDervort is a member of the Advisory Board for The Center for Climate and Security and a member of the International Military Council on Climate and Security. 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 served as the Army’s Integrated Training Area Management Program Manager responsible for the long-term sustainability of over 7 million acres of training land on 82 installations, worldwide.