Operational Energy in the Next Decade: Policy, Strategy, and Innovation
Sharon E. Burke
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Energy Plans and Programs
Lieutenant General Robert R. Ruark
Director of Logistics, J-4, Joint Staff
Dr. Maren Leed
Senior Advisor, CSIS Harold Brown Chair in Defense Policy Studies
As the U.S. draws down its presence in Afghanistan and adjusts to the rebalance toward the Asia Pacific, DoD's operational energy agenda is adjusting as well. Join us for a conversation with Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Energy Plans and Programs Sharon Burke, and the Director of Logistics on the Joint Staff, Lt. Gen. Robert R. Ruark, to discuss how DoD will seek to consolidate gains made thus far, apply lessons learned going forward, and seek further innovations to reduce the demand for energy, improve operational flexibility, and reduce strategic and operational risks associated with extensive energy supply chains.