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Navy Releases Energy General Military Training

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WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy released the inaugural Energy General Military Training (GMT) lesson via Navy eLearning on the Navy Knowledge Online website.

Navy Energy Coordination Office developed the lesson and it explains the benefits of energy efficiency for combat capability and mission success. 

"It's important that Sailors and Marines know how their energy decisions can impact operations," said Joe Bryan, deputy assistant secretary of the Navy for energy, "Tools like the Energy GMT, the Energy Warrior app, and the Marine Corps' Energy Ethos drive the point home to our personnel that smart, efficient energy use can increase combat capability, enhance operational flexibility and help keep our people safe. Energy Action Month is the perfect time to launch the Energy GMT." 

The GMT presents examples of technological enhancements and procedures that can conserve fuel for when it's most needed to complete the mission. 

In addition, the GMT encourages students to submit their own energy ideas, which can be done through various channels, including the Navy Energy website http://greenfleet.dodlive.mil/energy/energywarrior/idea/. 

Rear Adm. Doug Morton, director, Chief of Naval Operations Energy and Environmental Readiness Division (OPNAV N45), emphasizes the importance of receiving input from across Navy. 

"I encourage Sailors to share their ideas for conserving our limited energy resources," said Morton. "Gaining an advantage over our adversaries by being good stewards of energy is contingent upon our collective brainpower." 

"When I view the videos of our Sailors on Energy Warrior, I am encouraged by their interest in energy conservation and efficiency and how that translates to mission readiness," Morton continued. "It's vital to spark a dialogue with your shipmates, command leadership and the Navy to help us adopt new and innovative practices to get more combat capability out of our existing Fleet."

"Training and education can help generate a broad commitment to an energy efficient culture when integrated with strategy and goals, technology, rewards and incentives," said Dr. Dan Nussbaum, chair of the Energy Academic Group at NPS. "We see evidence of the shift in energy culture in our young officers at [NPS] who recognize the importance of energy efficiency as a combat enabler." 

"The Energy GMT provides a great overview of basic energy conservation measures," said Mr. Bill Marvel, Naval Training and Education Command GMT program manager. "It also reinforces the role all hands can take in supporting Navy's energy initiatives by becoming an 'Energy Warrior'!"

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