2011 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2011 10:36:23 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] ENERGY: Department of Defense releases Operational Energy Strategy
Energy for the War Fighter: The Department of Defense Operational Energy Strategy

Deputy Secretary of Defense Bill Lynn
White House Blog
June 14, 2011

Seven years ago, after leading the initial campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq, General James Mattis, now the commander of U.S. Central Command, called on the Department of Defense to "unleash us from the tether of fuel."

Just last week on June 7th, General David Petraeus, echoed that call in a memo to all U.S. Forces in Afghanistan. "Energy is the lifeblood of our warfighting capabilities," he said, noting that high fuel use means risks for the mission and for each Service member and civilian. "We can and will do better," he directed.

In the years between those two statements, the Department of Defense has in fact taken steps to improve our use of energy in military operations. But General Petraeus is right: we can and will do better. And that is why, earlier today, we released "Energy for the Warfighter," the Department of Defense's first Operational Energy Strategy. The Strategy sets the overall direction for DoD's energy use in military operations.


For the entire release, see
http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/06/14/energy-war-fighter- department-defense-operational-energy-strategy

To download the strategy, go to


Lenny Siegel
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