Marine Corps Expeditionary Energy Office

 

Marine Corps Expeditionary Energy Office

Headquarters Marine Corps

Expeditionary Energy
Expeditionary Energy or Operational Energy:  The energy required for training, moving, and sustaining military forces and weapons platforms for military operations. Includes energy used by tactical power systems, generators, and weapons platforms. (NDAA 2009)
Marine Corps Energy Capability Exercise
Marines with 3rd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, demonstrate the Ground Renewable Expeditionary Energy Network System (GREENS) and its ability to power the HIMARS Fire Control System during the Great Green Fleet Energy Capability Exercise at Camp Wilson aboard the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California, Dec. 6, 2016.
Marine Corps Operational Energy Capability Exercise
Marines with 3rd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, demonstrate the Ground Renewable Expeditionary Energy Network System (GREENS) and its ability to power the HIMARS Fire Control System during the Energy Capability Exercise at Camp Wilson aboard the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California, Dec. 6, 2016.
Casey Harsh, requirements analyst, Marine Corps Expeditionary Energy Office, explains the efforts the Marine Corps has developed to increase Operational Reach during the Energy Capability Exercise at Camp Wilson aboard the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California, Dec. 6, 2016.
Marine Corps Operational Energy Capability Exercise
Casey Harsh, requirements analyst, Marine Corps Expeditionary Energy Office, explains the efforts the Marine Corps has developed to increase Operational Reach during the Energy Capability Exercise at Camp Wilson aboard the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California, Dec. 6, 2016.
Capt. Michael Herendeen, science and technology analyst, Marine Corps Expeditionary Energy Office, explains the technologies the Marine Corps has developed to increase Operational Reach during the Energy Capability Exercise at Camp Wilson aboard the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California, Dec. 6, 2016.
Marine Corps Operational Energy Capability Exercise
Capt. Michael Herendeen, science and technology analyst, Marine Corps Expeditionary Energy Office, explains the technologies the Marine Corps has developed to increase Operational Reach during the Energy Capability Exercise at Camp Wilson aboard the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California, Dec. 6, 2016.
Lance Cpl. Marlon A. Hill, field artillery cannoneer, 3rd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, explains how more effective use of energy has increased capabilities during the Energy Capability Exercise at Camp Wilson aboard the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California, Dec. 6, 2016.
Marine Corps Operational Energy Capability Exercise
Lance Cpl. Marlon A. Hill, field artillery cannoneer, 3rd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, explains how more effective use of energy has increased capabilities during the Energy Capability Exercise at Camp Wilson aboard the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California, Dec. 6, 2016.
Happening Now
Marine Corps Energy Capability Exercise (Energy CAPEX)
  • The U.S. Marine Corps Expeditionary Energy Office (E2O) hosted an Energy Capability Exercise aboard MAGTF Training Command/Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center at Twentynine Palms’ Camp Wilson on Dec. 6.
  • The Energy CAPEX highlighted the criticality of energy capabilities to the path Marines take from the seabase to the battlefield – and demonstrated how the Marine Corps is using energy technologies, changing operational procedures, and exercising decision tools to improve combat capability and extend operational reach.
  • The event featured technologies that provide innovative means to generate energy, enable more effective energy usage, capture energy data on the battlefield, and aggregate this data to create actionable information. These systems will enable Marines to get more out of every gallon of fuel and every battery and extend the operational reach of the Force.
  • Read more: Marine Corps strives to be leaner, meaner, greener (DVIDS).
Intent
To change the way the Marine Corps employs energy and resources to increase combat effectiveness and reduce our need for logistics support.

- USMC Expeditionary Energy Strategy and Implementation Plan, March 2011
Mission
By 2025, we will deploy Marine Expeditionary Forces that can maneuver from the sea and sustain C4I and life support systems in place; the only liquid fuel needed will be for mobility systems which will be more efficient than systems are today.

- USMC Expeditionary Energy Strategy and Implementation Plan, March 2011
E2O News
Mattis: Trump Cabinet’s Lone Green Hope?. Politico. December 2016.
Navy, Marines Eye ‘Green’ Solutions to Extend Operational Reach from the Sea. USNI News. December 2016.
Marine Corps Strives To Be Leaner, Meaner, Greener. DVIDS - MCAGCC, 29Palms. December 2016.
The Navy Shows ‘Green’ Power Embrace in Local Exercise. The Desert Sun. December 2016.
Energy Action Month: Leading by Example. Camp Lejeune Globe. October 2016.
Amping up the Marine Corps. I MEF DVIDS. September 2016.
Expeditionary Energy Office (E2O): Q&A about the Future. Quantico Sentry. September 2016.
How Army and Marine Leaders Could Replace Batteries. TandemNSI Tech Blog. June 2016.
Energy Meets Security: Can the Military Scale Clean Power?. GreenBiz. June 2016.
How Each Branch of the United States Military Uses Energy (and How Much). Electric Choice (blog). June 2016.
Marine Corps Sponsors Study to Better Understand Energy Use. Currents Magazine. Spring 2016.
2015 SECNAV Innovation Award Honorable Mention: Marine Corps Expeditionary Energy Office. CHIPS Magazine. May 2016.
Sea-Air-Space: Wearable Technology. Military.com. May 2016.
Understanding Expeditionary Energy Use as Important as Material Solutions. Seapower Magazine. May 2016.
US Military Expand Kinetic Energy Efforts. Military Logistics Forum Magazine. May 2016.
E2C Puts Future in Marines’ Hands. Marines.mil News. May 2016.
NREA Hosts Sustainability Expo. MCAGCC Twentynine Palms News. May 2016.
Marines Help Pave the Future of Marine Corps Technology. I MEF DVIDS. April 2016.
Edison Awards (21 Apr 2016) - TouchCast Video Interview w/Col Caley. TouchCast. April 2016.
The Pursuit of Persistent ISR. Quarterly DSIAC Journal. Spring 2016.
Powering the Marine, Enabling the Force. DoD Power & Energy Magazine. March 2016.
Energy Security Drives US Military to Renewables. Scientific American. March 2016.
Navy-Marine Corps-Army Engineers Win Top Awards for Energy Harvesting Innovation. CHIPS Magazine. March 2016.
Lightening the Load for the Modern Marine. Quarterly DSIAC Journal. Winter 2016.
ESD, Combat Center Earn SECNAV Awards . Marines.mil News. January 2016.