In honor of Veterans Month, please join the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center on Tuesday, November 30 at 10:00 am to 11:00 am ET for a public conversation with veteran clean energy leaders. The distinguished panel members will share their insights on career paths from the military to the energy industry, the importance of the national security-advanced energy nexus, and the role of veterans in the energy transition.

For the past several decades, US service members have deployed abroad to protect American interests and secure the US energy supply. The US military is the largest institutional consumer of petroleum in the world, and thousands of soldiers are tasked with the dangerous job of guarding fuel convoys as they transport oil across the desert in forward-deployed arenas, many losing their lives in the line of duty. Further, domestic and global military installations are increasingly threatened by climate risk, as floods, storms, and extreme heat damage bases and electrical grids, undermining overall military performance. Through their lived experiences in uniform, US veterans understand the importance of the clean energy transition for national security, military efficacy, and global stability. As a mission-driven community with critical skills and applicable experience, US veterans are well-positioned to play a pivotal role in the green economy and the clean energy future.

We would like to thank our partners in helping to organize this event: American Resilience Project, Consumers Energy, Invenergy, and Native Renewables.

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. You must register to receive further information on how to join the virtual audience.


A conversation with

Kevin Johnson
US Army Veteran
Board Director, American Resilience Project;
Advisory Committee Member, Veterans Advanced Energy Project

ATC(AC) Ian Masayesva, USN (Ret.)
US Navy Veteran
Solar Technician

Native Renewables

Sarah Nielsen
US Army Veteran; Former Veterans Advanced Energy Fellow
Executive Director, Transportation, Renewables, and Storage
Consumers Energy

CAPT Robin Tyner, USN (Ret.)
US Navy Veteran; Former Veterans Advanced Energy Fellow
Senior Oceanographer & Principal Analyst

James Rodriguez
US Marine Corps Veteran
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy

US Department of Labor, Veterans’ Employment & Training Service

Moderated by

Dan Misch
US Navy Veteran
Co-Director & Founder
, Veterans Advanced Energy Project, Atlantic Council
Co-Chair, Invenergy Veterans Network

Learn more about the Veterans Advanced Energy Project