From: Naval Energy Forum 2012
Published October 16, 2012 10:50 AM

SECNAV, Senator Shaheen, and other energy leaders to explore "The Art of the Long View"
By Chief of Naval Operations Energy & Environmental Readiness Division

Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), and other key representatives from Navy, Marine Corps, industry, and the international community will speak at the 4th annual Naval Energy Forum on Wednesday, October 17 at the Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C.

This year's theme, The Art of the Long View, highlights the importance of using energy in a judicious manner to enhance combat capability today and ensure availability of resources for future generations. Panels and presentations will address progress toward SECNAV's aggressive energy goals and related aspects of U.S. and global energy security.

"Energy is a vital enabler of warfighting. It has been since before the Industrial Revolution, and we continue to recognize that today," said Rear Admiral Kevin Slates, Director of the Chief of Naval Operations Energy and Environmental Readiness Division. "The energy forum is a great opportunity for dialogue among energy policy leaders and the participants about our successes to date, solutions in progress, and the vision for the future."

An all-star cast of panelists and speakers will present on various topics including expeditionary energy, energy in acquisition, international impacts, and industry perspectives. Key speakers include SECNAV, the Hon. Sharon Burke (Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Energy Plans and Programs), Vice Admiral Phil Cullom (Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Fleet Readiness and Logistics); Lt. General Richard Mills (USMC, Deputy Commandant for Combat Development and Integration); and Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH).

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