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Please join the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center and Scowcroft Center Forward Defense on Tuesday, September 15 from 3:00 p.m. EDT – 4:00 p.m. EDT for an engaging panel discussion on the importance of streamlining energy logistics between military partners, optimizing fuel use, and integrating advanced energy technology in the armed forces.

Energy is critical to military operations. Fuel—primarily fossil fuel—is what enables personnel movement, cargo transport, command communications, and weapons deployment. The US military is pursuing the acquisition and development of cutting-edge technologies and processes that will minimize the dependency on fossil fuels and increase future readiness. As energy technologies evolve, some challenges for military logistics will subside while others will emerge, such as interoperability among allied forces. Expert panelists will discuss issues and opportunities in operational energy and energy security for the US military and its NATO partners.

Please join this conversation via the web application Zoom, which is accessible through your web browser, the Zoom desktop or mobile app, and by phone. If you wish to join the question and answer period, you must join by app or web. Register below receive further information on how to join the virtual audience.


A conversation with

The Hon. Sharon Burke 
Senior Adviser, International Security Program and
Resource Security Program
New America;
Former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Energy
US Department of Defense

Roberto Guerrero 
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Operational Energy
US Department of the Air Force, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment, and Energy

Julijus Grubliauskas
Staff Officer, Hybrid Challenges and Energy Security Section
NATO Headquarters, Emerging Security Challenges Division

LTG Eric Wesley, USA (Ret.)
Former Deputy Commanding General;
Former Director, Futures and Concepts Center
US Army Futures Command

Moderated by

Margaret Jackson
Deputy Director, Climate & Advanced Energy
Atlantic Council Global Energy Center

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