Accession Number : ADA544100


Title :   Energy for the Warfighter: Operational Energy Strategy


Corporate Author : OFFICE OF THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE WASHINGTON DC (OPERATIONAL ENERGY PLANS AND PROGRAMS)


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a544100.pdf


Report Date : May 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 22


Abstract : For the first time, the Department of Defense (DoD) is publishing a strategy to transform the way the Department consumes energy in military operations, consistent with 10 U.S.C. section 138c. Section 138c establishes an Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Energy Plans and Programs (ASD(OEPP)) and directs the production of an Operational Energy Strategy for the Department of Defense. The mission of the ASD(OEPP) is to promote the energy security of military operations through guidance for and oversight of Departmental activities and investments. The DoD Operational Energy Strategy sets the overall direction for operational energy security for the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), Combatant Commands, Defense Agencies, and Military Departments/Services (hereinafter DoD Components). Within 90 days of the publication of this strategy, the Department will release an implementation plan, which will include specific targets and timelines for achieving this strategy in the near-, mid-, and long-term. Annual updates to the strategy and implementation plan will include specific performance metrics, as directed by section 138c. Together, these documents will form the basis of the ASD(OEPP)'s annual certification of Departmental budgets, as required by law. Energy security is critical to national security. As described in the 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR), energy security for the DoD means having assured access to reliable supplies of energy and the ability to protect and deliver sufficient energy to meet operational needs. The Department's energy portfolio includes the energy used at military installations in the United States and overseas as well as the energy used by military forces in execution of their day-to-day missions. This strategy focuses on the latter.


Descriptors :   *STRATEGY , *DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , *ENERGY , *RESOURCE MANAGEMENT , DEMAND(ECONOMICS) , COSTS , MILITARY CAPABILITIES , FUEL CONSUMPTION , MILITARY PLANNING , ENERGY CONSUMPTION , DEFENSE PLANNING , EFFICIENCY , NATIONAL SECURITY , MILITARY REQUIREMENTS , MILITARY OPERATIONS , OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS


Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Fuels


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE