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Marine Corps Expeditionary Energy Office

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Secretary of the Navy Energy Award for Marine Corps Expeditionary Units

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 2019 competition are due 24 June. Winners of the 2019 competition will be announced by 15 August 2019.

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—due to budgetary constraints, there will be no cash awards for FY 2019.

See SECNAVINST 4101.2A for information on the SECNAV Energy Excellence Awards Program.

Sample Nomination Package

Download: Submission Instructions and Sample Nomination Package for the 2019 SECNAV Energy Award for Marine Corps Expeditionary Units

2019 Nomination Submission Instructions

Nomination submission instructions are outlined below. A link to a sample award nomination package is also provided above.

Award Period: The award period for the 2017 competition is fiscal year 2018 (1 October 2017 through 30 September 2018)

Submission Deadline: 24 June 2019 (due to USMC Expeditionary Energy Office)

Submission Instructions:

  • Award nomination packages must be submitted through the appropriate chain of command to USMC E2O
  • Submit award nomination packages via e-mail to energy@usmc.mil
  • Due to inbox size limitations, e-mails should not exceed 7MB (including all attachments and photos)
  • Submissions via AMRDEC SAFE (secure site for sharing large files) are permissible (instructions at https://safe.amrdec.army.mil/SAFE/)


Elements of Award Nomination Package: See sample provided above for required elements and format of nomination packages

Award Criteria: (Submissions should address one or more criteria)

   - Installation (Large).  This category is for USMC installations with energy consumption greater than or equal to 500,000 million British Thermal Units (BTU) during the FY.

   - Installation (Small).  This category is for USMC installations with energy consumption less than 500,000 million BTU during the FY.

   - Afloat (Large).  This category is for commissioned afloat combatant and amphibious naval units with crews greater than or equal to 400 personnel.

   - Afloat (Small).  This category is for commissioned afloat combatant and amphibious naval units with crews less than 400 personnel:

   - Afloat (Logistics).  This category is for auxiliary ships including all civil manned ships from the combat logistics force under Military Sealift Command.

   - Aviation (Large).  This category is for USMC group sized units operating under aircraft controlling custodians.

   - Aviation (Small).  This category is for USMC squadron and detachment sized units operating under aircraft controlling custodians.

   - Expeditionary.  This category includes all USMC deployed expeditionary units.

   - Technology Development and Acquisition.  This category is for DON activities that have demonstrated exceptional leadership and/or innovation in developing energy technologies or contract management.  Energy technologies must have a functioning prototype that significantly impacts the lethality or operational reach of a platform or weapons system and be capable of being tested in a field operating environment.  Contract management practices must have the potential to significantly improve energy resilience on a service-wide level.

 

USMC Expeditionary Energy Award Winners
See SECNAV Energy Award for Marine Corps Expeditionary Units past winners dating back to 2015, the first year of the award category.
More Info?
- Contact E2O at energy@usmc.mil or 703-432-8069 for more information about submitting nominations for the SECNAV Energy Award for Marine Corps Expeditionary Units.

 

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