Operational Energy in the Fleet

Operational energy is the energy required for training, moving, and sustaining military forces and weapons platforms for military operations. This includes ships, aircraft, combat vehicles, and tactical power generators. 

U.S. Navy forces must be able to operate independently. The need to provide fuel to tactical forces requires a long and often vulnerable logistics tail, which draws forces from the fight and exposes support units to hostile action. 

Smart energy management is critical to the Navy and Marine Corps mission to provide the global presence necessary to ensure stability, deter potential adversaries, and present options in times of crisis.