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Expeditionary Energy

Last Revised: February 24, 2014, 10:20 am
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“We have made tremendous strides in weaning ourselves from external energy dependencies…For expeditionary Marines operating in austere environments, these energy efficiency measures represent a significant increase in combat effectiveness.”

Gen James F. Amos Commandant,
Posture of the United States Marine Corps, April 2013

The demands of the future security environment are driving the Marine Corps to become a leaner force. The MEB is centered as the principal organization for planning, conducting steady-state activities, and responding to larger crises and contingencies. Today’s MEB, the ‘crown jewel’ of Marine Corps operations, is heavier than it was ten years ago. There are more units, and each unit relies on more (and heavier) aircraft, vehicles, and equipment. All require more energy than legacy versions.

The Marine Corps Expeditionary Energy Office (E2O) is pursuing an aggressive energy program to extend the operational reach of the future MEB and increase readiness by enabling additional training days with the same amount of fuel. Our Corps’ energy investments ensure that the Marine Corps will forever remain most ready when the Nation is least ready, by creating a lighter, more efficient force that goes farther and stays longer on every gallon of fuel we use.

  • About Concepts and Programs

    The vision of the Concepts and Programs project is to provide political and military leaders with timely, accurate, and relevant information. The Concepts and Programs project is the premier strategic communications vessel the Marine Corps relies on to inform Congress, the Office of Secretary of Defense, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Think Tanks about the Corps’ vision.