Marine Corps Expeditionary Energy Office

 

Marine Corps Expeditionary Energy Office

HQMC Combat Development & Integration

Energy Action Month

October is Energy Action Month! One of the priorities of the Expeditionary Energy Office is to discover innovative power technology solutions to support the dismounted warfighter. Conserving energy on a marine to reduce weight can make all the difference on the field. Marines and leaders, please take THIS SURVEY to share your experience and provide insight to our future power energy efforts.

 

Happening Now
E2O Conducted The First of Two Limited Technical Assessments (LTA) for the Mobile Amphibious Assault Fuel Distribution Initiative
  • These LTAs validated the capability to transfer bulk liquid between storage containers installed within an Improved Navy Lighterage System (INLS), containers on the deck of a Landing Craft Utility (LCU), and Dracone fuel storage systems via a maritime buoy pump.
  • This Joint LTA was held at Naval Amphibious Base in Coronado, CA and was supported by Naval Beach Group 1 (NBG-1), Expeditionary Warfare Training Group Pacific (EWTGPAC), Amphibious Construction Battalion 1 (ACB-1), and Assault Craft Unit 1 (ACU-1).
  • E2O will conduct a second LTA at NAB Coronado, CA to demonstrate the capability to transfer bulk liquid between these Navy craft and a marine Corps bulk fuel unit situated on the beachhead. For more information on the LTA2, see the Inside Defense Article.

3/2 Marines Utilizing GREENS during ITX
  • Marines with 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment (3/2) utilized the Ground Renewable Expeditionary Energy Network System (GREENS) at Camp Wilson, Twentynine Palms, CA during the Integrated Training Exercise (ITX).
  • For a week before receiving generators from the ITX issue point, 3/2 powered vital equipment utilizing GREENS.
  • Following receipt of generators, a Quonset hut providing relay switches lost power and the GREENS continued to provide power to that building for uninterrupted operations.

GREENS duing ITX

 

Intent
To increase the operational reach of the 2024 MEB/MEF through operational energy risk analysis and development of technology and training to inform future concepts and capabilities.
Mission

Analyze, develop, and direct the Marine Corps’ energy strategy in order to optimize expeditionary capabilities across all warfighting functions.

Further, E2O’s role is to advise the Marine Requirements Oversight Council (MROC) on all energy and resource related requirements, acquisitions, and programmatic decisions. E2O serves as the Functional Advocate for Operational Energy.

E2O News
Marine Corps To Conduct Maritime Fuel Transfer Experiments In Coronado. Inside Defense. Aug 2018.
Forward Fueling. Defense Logistics Agency News. Aug 2018.
Marines and Army Conduct Fuel Experiment using RIMPAC. III Marine Expeditionary Force. July 2018.
Marines Innovating Expeditionary Fuel Additization. Defense Logistics Agency News. June 2018.
JOEC2 Testing: Unmanned Huey and Self-Driving Armored Trucks Coming to 29 Palms. Marine Corps Times. April 2018.
Batteries, Bullets, & Drones: Commandant’s Wishlist for Infantry Task Force. Breaking Defense. March 2018.
Marine Corps Wins 3 Energy Management Awards from the Secretary of the Navy. MCICOM Release. January 2018.
Energy Innovation Critical to National Security, Too. The Hill. October 2017.
Marines Search for Smarter Field Supplies. Military Logistics Forum Magazine. September 2017.