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SOLICITATION FOR NOMINATIONS FOR THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY ENERGY AWARD FOR MARINE CORPS EXPEDITIONARY UNITS

Date Signed: 5/9/2018
MARADMINS Number: 262/18

R 092152Z MAY 18
MARADMIN 262/18
SUBJ/SOLICITATION FOR NOMINATIONS FOR THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY ENERGY AWARD FOR MARINE CORPS EXPEDITIONARY UNITS//
REF/A/DOC/SECNAVINST 4101.2/05MAR2007//
REF/B/MSG/SECNAV WASHINGTON DC/R 252241Z APR 18//
POC/K. WELLER/CTR/HQMC E2O/TEL: (703)432-8069/EMAIL: KATHERINE.WELLER.CTR@USMC.MIL//
NARR/REF A IS SECNAVINST 4101.2 WHICH ESTABLISHED THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY (SECNAV) ENERGY EXCELLENCE AWARDS PROGRAM TO PROMOTE EXCELLENCE IN THE AREAS OF ENERGY SECURITY, NEW TECHNOLOGY, INNOVATION, PROGRAM MANAGEMENT, AND EFFICIENCY ACROSS THE DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY. THE ANNUAL AWARDS RECOGNIZE NAVY AND MARINE CORPS ACTIVITIES FOR OUTSTANDING ACCOMPLISHMENTS, LEADERSHIP, AND EFFECTIVENESS IN THESE AREAS DURING THE PRECEDING FISCAL YEAR. REF B IS THE SECNAV 2018 ENERGY AWARDS GUIDANCE ALNAV MESSAGE.//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  Purpose.  Solicit nominations for the SECNAV Energy Award for Marine Corps Expeditionary Units.  This award will recognize energy-related achievements at the battalion/squadron level that extend operational reach and/or increase training readiness.  Specific award criteria are outlined in paragraph 3 below.  Award nomination packages are due to Marine Corps Expeditionary Energy Office (E2O), no later than 13 June 2018.
2.  Instructions.
     2.A.  Award period.  The award period is fiscal year 2017 (1 October 2016 through 30 September 2017).
     2.B.  Scope.  This is a battalion/squadron level award.
     2.C.  Submissions.  Instructions and a sample award nomination package are available at www.hqmc.marines.mil/e2o.
3.  Criteria.  (Submissions should address one or more criteria).
     3.A.  Self-Sufficiency.  Battalions/squadrons will be evaluated based on their innovative use of energy efficient equipment and/or employment of energy efficient practices to the following ends:
     3.A.1.  Extend Operational Reach.  Increase the number of days an individual Marine and/or unit can accomplish the mission without fuel, battery, and/or water resupply.
     3.A.2.  Lighten the Load.  Reduce the carried weight of individual Marines and/or eliminate the need for the unit to bring excess equipment to the fight (e.g., unnecessary equipment spares such as generators, batteries).
     3.B.  Awareness and Training.  Evaluation based on:
     3.B.1.  Promotion of efficient energy management practices in and beyond the unit (e.g., document and share energy-related standard operating procedures with other units via the Marine Corps Center for Lessons Learned).
     3.B.2.  Attendance at an energy-related SYSCOM or command-sponsored training session (e.g., new equipment training for program of record systems such as the Ground Renewable Expeditionary Energy Network System (GREENS) and the Solar Portable Alternative Communications Energy System (SPACES)).
     3.C.  Innovation.  Evaluation based on the relative creativity/uniqueness of new energy-related policies, operational or administrative procedures, organizational behavior, use or demonstration of innovative technology, or other factors not specifically called out in this message.
4.  Award nomination packages for the 2018 SECNAV Energy Award for Marine Corps Expeditionary Units must be submitted through the appropriate chain of command to USMC E2O according to the submission instructions available at:  www.hqmc.marines.mil/e2o.  Award submissions are due no later than 13 June 2018.
5.  Per the referenced ALNAV message (reference (b), and for planning purposes, SECNAVINST 4101.2 (reference (a) is currently undergoing revision and will be updated during Fiscal Year 2018.  Changes to the SECNAV energy awards program will take effect in Fiscal Year 2019.  The updated awards SECNAV instruction will be posted on the E2O website (www.hqmc.marines.mil/e2o) once the revisions are approved.
6.  Release authorized by Lieutenant General Robert S. Walsh, Deputy Commandant, Combat Development and Integration.//