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Chief Fire Controlman Christopher Roberts, USS Benfold (DDG 65)

Profile of a Navy Energy Warrior

Chief Roberts discusses Benfold's offensive capabilities and an innovative energy competition he started onboard.

The Navy released a new digital publication (app) called "Energy Warrior" that highlights the efforts of Sailors and other naval personnel who are taking innovative steps to conserve energy, lead behavioral change, and get the maximum warfighting punch out of every gallon, Sept. 15.

The current app can be downloaded and installed for free on Mac and Android tablets. Videos in this version of the app include profiles of Chief Fire Controlman Christopher Roberts, retired Marine Corps infantry officer Eric McElvenny, and Matt Schreck, energy program manager for Fleet Readiness Center Southwest.

The app also provides facts about worldwide energy use, U.S. oil production, and Navy's ongoing energy projects that are supportive of the Secretary of the Navy and Chief of Naval Operations energy goals.

"Energy isn't something most of us walk around thinking about every day-we just power up our equipment and get to work," said Rear Adm. Kevin Slates, director of the Chief of Naval Operations Energy and Environmental Readiness Division. "This app and related videos can help our Sailors and civilians understand how truly critical energy is, both to our daily jobs and to enable combat capability through greater distance, increased time on station, and the ability to carry more and new payloads."

Plans are underway for additional video profile interviews for a future version of the app. Commands with innovative energy projects, people, and ideas are encouraged to contact the Navy's energy team at

For additional information, visit the Energy Warrior page at