The annual Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Energy Excellence Awards recognize the accomplishments of Navy and Marine Corps activities who demonstrate leadership and effectiveness in the areas of energy security, new technology, innovation, program management, and efficiency across the Department of the Navy.
The SECNAV Energy Award for Marine Corps Expeditionary Units recognizes energy-related achievements at the battalion/squadron level that extend operational reach and/or increase training readiness.
Award nomination packages for the 2018 competition were due 13 June and are no longer being accepted. Winners of the 2018 competition will be announced by 31 July 2018.
SECNAV award winners are authorized to display the SECNAV Energy Conservation Award flag for a period of one year from the date of the award announcement. Award winners and units or activities reaching platinum levels of achievement—including USMC Expeditionary Units Award winners—are authorized to receive cash awards and certificates of achievement.
The annual amount and distribution of cash awards will be determined by Navy and Marine Corps energy management. Cash awards may be used at the discretion of the activity commander to improve quality of life, encourage further energy conservation, or for other purposes subject to limitations on use of operations and maintenance funds.
For planning purposes, SECNAVINST 4101.2, which established the SECNAV Energy Excellence Awards Program, is currently undergoing revision and will be updated during Fiscal Year 2018. Changes to the SECNAV energy awards program will take effect in Fiscal Year 2019. The updated awards SECNAV instruction will be shared on this E2O website once the revisions are approved.