ENERGY FOR THE WARFIGHTER: The DoD Operational Energy Strategy

Sharon E. Burke, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Energy Plans and Programs
The Hon. Sharon E. Burke

Presentation by The Honorable Sharon Burke, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Energy Plans and Programs (OEPP) to the Washington Clean Technology Alliance’s Clean Energy:  New Public Policy Realities conference on January 28, 2013

Ms. Burke was appointed as Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Energy Plans and Programs (OEPP) in June 2010. OEPP works with the military services and combatant commands to improve military capabilities, cut costs, and lower operational and strategic risk through better energy accounting, planning, management, and innovation. Prior to her appointment, she was a Vice President and Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), where she initiated the Natural Security Program, which looked at the national security implications of global natural resources challenges. She served as a member of the Policy Planning Staff at the Department of State, a Country Director in the Department of Defense’s Office of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, and as a speechwriter to Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage and Secretary of Defense William Cohen. She graduated from Williams College and Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, where she focused on international energy policy and earned a Certificate of Middle Eastern Studies.

See Assistant Secretary Burke’s presentation to the Washington Clean Technology Alliance’s Clean Energy:  New Public Policy Realities conference on January 28, 2013 here.

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