Operational energy in action

The US approach to training, moving and sustaining military forces

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Energy is a fundamental enabler of military capability. The ability of the United States to project and sustain the power necessary for defence depends on the assured delivery of this energy. It must be available at home and abroad, across air, land and sea, often through adverse weather and against determined adversaries.

The Operational Energy Strategy (2016) for the US Department of Defence (DoD) recognises the crucial role of energy in enabling our forces to perform a potential vulnerability. used to power installations and enduring locations. In essence, operational energy is the energy used in military operations, in direct support of military worldwide missions, while acknowledging energy as a potential vulnerability...