Naval Energy Forum 2012: SECNAV, Industry Leaders to Explore 'The Art of the Long View'

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By Chief of Naval Operations Energy & Environmental Readiness Division

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus and other key representatives from Navy, Marine Corps, industry, and the international community will speak at the fourth annual Naval Energy Forum Oct. 17 at the Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington.

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 Adm. 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, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Energy Plans and Programs, Sharon Burke; Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Fleet Readiness and Logistics, Vice Adm. Phil Cullom; Deputy Commandant for Combat Development and Integration, Lt. Gen. Richard Mills and U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen.

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The SECNAV and the commander of the Australian Fleet shake hands after signing an energy efficiency pact.
120718-N-XA289-035 PACIFIC OCEAN (July 18, 2012) Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) the Honorable Ray Mabus and Rear Adm. Tim Barrett, commander of the Australian Fleet, shake hands after signing an energy efficiency pact during the Great Green Fleet demonstration portion of the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012 exerciseexercise aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz took on 200,000 gallons of biofuel for the demonstration. Twenty-two nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC exercise from June 29 to Aug. 3, in and around the Hawaiian Islands. The world's largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity that helps participants foster and sustain the cooperative relationships that are critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world's oceans. RIMPAC 2012 is the 23rd exercise in the series that began in 1971. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Renee Candelario/Released)
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