On August 13, 2009, the Commandant of the Marine Corps (CMC) declared energy a top priority, and within six weeks’ time created the USMC Expeditionary Energy Office (E2O), with the mission to “analyze, develop, and direct the Marine Corps’ energy strategy in order to optimize expeditionary capabilities across all Warfighting functions.” The 35th CMC’s Planning Guidance 2010 directed the E2O to “develop a plan to decrease the Marine Corps’ dependence on fossil fuel in a deployed environment.”

Driving to the Strategy, we are pursuing multiple lines of operation, including:

  • Guiding Power and Energy S&T Enabling Capabilities
  • Establishing new Training and Doctrine
  • Including energy performance into Requirements and Acquisitions decisions
  • Mitigating investment risk and building confidence in new equipment capabilities through the Experimental Forward Operating Base (ExFOB) process

For more information on the Marine Corps Expeditionary Energy Office and our current activities, please visit us at

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