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Army Energy and Water Security Memo
Army Energy Security and Sustainability Strategy

Secure and reliable access to energy and water is essential to the Army's operational and installation missions. Supplying energy to installations has become increasingly dynamic and challenging as vulnerabilities in the interdependent electric power grids, natural gas pipelines, and water resources jeopardize mission capabilities and security. As stated in the National Defense Strategy, the homeland is no longer a sanctuary; access to a reliable supply of energy and water will be challenged at every opportunity, across multiple domains, and by multiple actors simultaneously.

The Army's Energy and Sustainability program works to address these challenges by increasing resilience to natural hazards, service disruptions, and hostile threats. By implementing culture changes, increasing energy efficiency, and developing large-scale energy projects at our facilities, we are ensuring reliable and consistent energy access, reducing infrastructure vulnerabilities, and are better prepared to execute our missions successfully.

National Security Strategy

"We are committed to supporting energy initiatives that will attract investments, safeguard the environment and strengthen our energy security."

- President Donald J. Trump

Energy Action Month
The Army observes Energy Action Month each year in October. This year's theme "Energy Resilience Enables Army Readiness" highlights the importance of our collective efforts to achieve Energy Security and Resilience throughout the Army.

Installation Energy and Water
Army installations are critical to mission readiness. Because our installations require secure access to energy and water to accomplish its missions, we are reducing energy and water consumption and seeking initiatives / projects to bolster Army readiness while improving security and resilience.

Office of Energy Initiatives
The Office of Energy Initiatives serves as the central management office for development, implementation and oversight of privately financed, large-scale energy projects. These projects enhance our resilience by providing diversified energy sources.

Operational Energy
Operational energy is the energy and associated systems, information, and processes required to train, move and sustain forces and systems for military operations. It provides advantages in the form of extended range and endurance, flexibility and resilience, enhanced mobility and freedom of action.

We adopt sustainability strategies to optimize the Army enterprise and enable mission performance in the changing global environment. By implementing sustainability practices, we decrease mission vulnerabilities, increase operational flexibility and resilience, and enhance surrounding communities and the environment.

Policies and References
Learn more about the policies guiding our work towards a more sustainable future.

Updated as of March 2019