Naval Power and Force Projection

Summer 2017

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EDITOR'S PERSPECTIVE Published by Tactical Defense Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Reproduction without permission is strictly forbidden. ©2016 Tactical Defense Media publications are free to members of the U.S. military, employees of the U.S. government, non-U.S. foreign service based in the U.S. and defense contractors. All TDM publications are sent electronically to international readers. Mailing Address Tactical Defense Media, Inc. PO Box 12115 Silver Spring, MD 20908-0115 USA Telephone: (301) 974-9792 Fax: (443) 637-3714 Tactical Defense Media Publications Proud Members Kevin Hunter Editor Armor & Mobility Christian Sheehy Managing Editor Tactical Defense Media Jittima Saiwongnuan Graphic Designer Tactical Defense Media Sonia Bagherian Publisher Tactical Defense Media Jane Engel Associate Publisher Tactical Defense Media Cathy Kieserman Office Administrator Tactical Defense Media With the arrival of summer and travel season upon us, most Americans are not likely thinking of the men and women charged with protecting our way of life far from U.S. shores. The special initiative it takes to be a U.S. Navy Sailor or U.S. Marine is reflected in the resolve driving the many organizational assets which comprise the U.S. Navy's global enterprise. In the Summer 2017 issue of Naval Power & Force Projection (NP&FP)/DoD Power & Energy (DoD P&E), readers get a look at the myriad responsibilities encompassing maritime domain awareness including topics such as re-supply and sealift operability, expeditionary combat, aerial recon, depot maintenance, not to neglect the energy required to make these missions possible. Leading off Summer NP&FP/DoD P&E, we take a peek around the globe at some key efforts and accompanying challenges associated with U.S. Military Sealift Command (MSC) and MSC Far East (MSCFE), MSC's southeastern Asia Pacific Command (PACOM) component. Responsible for providing sealift and ocean transportation for U.S. joint military services as well as government agencies, MSCFE is charged with maintenance oversight, logistics coordination and other needed services in ensuring the day-to-day flow of assets and manpower throughout a large portion of PACOM. Need is particularly acute in areas such as southeast Asia where distances are great and supply and re-supply support is critical to maintaining operational readiness. Nothing carries greater imperative to naval operations than the uninterrupted re-supply of mission assets across sea zones both territorial and international. In an exclusive interview to NP&FP, Commander, NavalSupply Systems Command and Navy Supply Corps (NAVSUP), Chief RADM Jonathan Yuen speaks to a variety of challenges NAVSUP has in ensuring that fleet replenishment requirements set forth by the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) are fulfilled. In addressing re-supply, one must also consider the energy required to make it happen. As such, NP&FP spoke with NAVSUP Energy Director, CAPT Edwin Bogdanowicz, about ongoing efforts to maximize fuel efficiency across the Navy's surface ship fleet. Some of this effort involves the testing and re-testing of fuel alternatives as potential replacements for existing fuels. The challenge in many cases is not showing that an alternative can make a difference but that an alternative is both production-ready and cost-effective for operational employment. Energy not only drives force re-supply but also the weapons systems that enable force protection to occur. From that standpoint, much of what drives the mission for the Navy's Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) and Naval Expeditionary Combat Forces (NECF) involves moving the manpower necessary to conduct explosive, security and physical hazards neutralization missions in shaping a secure environment throughout the global littorals. From a holistic force perspective, readers gain insight with an update on current Navy Energy priorities directly from the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations & Environment. In a special to NP&FP/DoD P&E, Acting Assistant Secretary Mr. Steve Iselin speaks to key challenges the Navy is facing in achieving energy security assurance at U.S. naval installations to enable full continuity of mission operations. DISCLAIMER: Tactical Defense Media (TDM) is privileged to publish work by members of the military and government personnel. We make a special effort to allow writers to preview their articles before publication, critique our edits, and make changes. TDM typically follows, but is not bound by, the AP Style Guide, and reserves the right to determine the style, including but not limited to capitalizations and other grammatical aspects, except in the cases where the style is dictated by military or DoD standards and practices. and WARFIGHTERS TACTICAL ANNUAL GEAR GUIDE WARFIGHTERS TACTICAL ISSN: 2470-2668 | Online ISSN: 2470-2676 2 | NP&FP and DoD P&E | Summer 2017

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