The Marine Corps Installations Command (MCICOM) relies on energy and water resources to sustain the mission at its installations. The President, Congress, Department of Defense (DoD), Department of the Navy (DON) and the United States Marine Corps (USMC) have set requirements on the management of these resources. The energy and water strategy presented in this document is designed by Marine Corps Installations Command, West (MCIWEST) to meet these requirements and exceed them where possible. The strategy lays out both the purpose and means to achieve energy and water security as well as seize opportunities to assume a leadership position and set a standard for the Marine Corps and other Services.
In this strategy, MCIWEST fully leverages and expands upon the USMC Installation Energy Strategy and its five Lines of Operation:
1) Promoting an energy ethos throughout the Marine Corps
2) Pursuing energy information systems that enhance management’s decision making
3) Developing and implementing energy efficiency projects
4) Installing renewable energy systems and using alternative fuel where feasible
5) Achieving energy security at all MCIWEST installations
By pursuing this energy and water strategy, MCIWEST will improve the status of resource security on its installations in accordance with the direction of the command’s stakeholders and administrators. The direction presents a clear path to standard setting and leadership but also affords the commands within MCIWEST significant flexibility to achieve energy security goals