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Energy has become a strategic as well as an operational imperative for our military. New approaches and innovative technologies are required to significantly improve fuel efficiency, increase endurance, enhance operational flexibility, and support forward presence while reducing vulnerability inherent in a long supply line tether. Assured access to reliable and sustainable supplies of energy is central our military force’s ability to meet operational requirements globally, whether keeping the seas safe of pirates operating off the coast of Africa, providing humanitarian assistance in the wake of natural disaster in the Pacific, or delivering counter-terrorism and special mission unity to hostile regions in the Middle East. From both a strategic and operational perspective, the call to action is clear. Rapid employment of energy efficient technologies is required to transform the Defense Department’s operational energy posture while meeting increasing electric power demands for enhanced combat capability. Considering the challenges facing the our military forces, this presentation proposes a disciplined framework bridging legislation into operations support the mission with operational energy.