Accession Number:

ADA622637

Title:

Alternative Operational Energy Options - A Need for a Holistic Approach to Reduce the Logistics Tail and Improve Strategic Advantage

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV NORFOLK VA JOINT FORCES STAFF COLLEGE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2015-02-18

Pagination or Media Count:

51.0

Abstract:

Technological superiority is the basis for the overwhelming supremacy of the United States Military. The use of technology is critical to the success of modern military operations. The capability provided from the unrestricted use of technology gives the United States a distinct strategic advantage over its adversaries. Technology is dependent on operational energy to function how the United States delivers operational energy to the battlefield matters. The U.S. Military needs to decrease operational energy consumption from traditional sources and leverage readily available and renewable resources of operational energy. To do this, the United States Department of Defense must aggressively pursue alternative operational energy options in order to maintain the strategic advantage of increasingly capable, highly maneuverable, and rapidly deployable forces.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE