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Tactical Power Sources Summit 2013
Strategies to Reduce the Demand for Energy on the Battlefield

28 January, 2013 - 30 January, 2013, Alexandria, VA, United States

Historically, the Department of Defense has operated with the assumption that low cost energy would be readily available when and where it is needed. Now, however, reliable access to affordable, stable energy supplies is a significant challenge for the military. The DoD has prioritized its responsibility to act in a more sustainable manner and has understood that changing current behavior could enhance military capability and provide considerable cost savings.

“By reducing the Armed Forces’ reliance on fuel, we aim to improve warfighting capabilities. We aim to reduce the risk to fielded forces as they move fuel through contested territory. In the process, we believe we will lower costs for the taxpayer, promote good stewardship of natural resources, and contribute to national energy goals.”
The Honorable Sharon Burke

In the face of austere budget environments and for the sake of national security, the U.S. military is aggressively seeking to reduce its energy consumption and to diversify its power sources. Budget allocations towards renewable energies continue to increase year by year as each branch of the military explores the plethora of available options. This responsibility is more urgent now as the military confronts changing military threats, new strategies, and fiscal constraints which dictate improved battlefield survivability, enhanced deployment/maintainability and reduced operating and support costs.

Our 10th Annual Tactical Power Sources Summit will focus on the innovation, adaption, exploration and evaluation of policies and technologies responsible for reducing the demand for energy on the battlefield. It will address the financial benefits, quality of life, and the preservation of options associated with increasing energy efficiency while maintaining mission capability and supportability.

Tactical Power Sources 2013 will look at:

  • The development and delivery of tactical power to support battlefield operations
  • Minimizing weight and size of tactical power sources while meeting all user requirements
  • Achieving systems that can operate at loads in all military environments
  • Developing alternative fuel sources to meet military energy needs
  • Meeting power generation and conditioning standards in accordance with military sustainability initiatives

Who will you meet?

At our 10th Annual Tactical Power Sources Summit, you will have the opportunity to interact and network with representatives from the tactical power community, as well as personnel from military units, government agencies, research, manufacturers/contractors, and technology service providers. Attendees will include Program Managers and Program Directors, Branch Heads, Project Leads, Commanders, Scientists and Engineers with the following responsibilities

  • Energy Management
  • Power Solutions
  • Alternative Energy
  • Operations Support
  • Acquisitions
  • Military Power
  • Environmental
  • Engineering
  • Tactical Operations
  • Systems Engineering
  • Logistics

Venue & Accommodation

Hilton Alexandria Mark Center
5000 Seminary Road
Alexandria , Virginia
22311, United States

Located in the West End of Historic Alexandria, Virginia, the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center hotel offers a refreshing blend of modern elegance, attentive service and rewarding hospitality. Within sight of Washington, DC monuments and attractions, our stylish Alexandria hotel puts you near quaint waterfront galleries and shops in Old Town Alexandria, VA.

With a unique lakeside setting, adjacent to a 43-acre botanical preserve, the Hilton Mark Center, Alexandria, VA hotel provides a tranquil oasis for business and leisure travelers to the Washington, DC area. From the moment you enter the towering glass atrium and Italian marble clad lobby, you will enjoy the warm greetings of our courteous staff and are assured a memorable stay.

Group Rate: $183 (government per diem) + 11.50% and $1 occupancy tax per each night

Please identify you are part of the “IDGA” group to ensure the special rate. Note that you are eligible for this rate three day prior and three days post the event. Book your room prior to January 4, 2013 to ensure you receive the group rate.

Reservations Telephone: 800-445-8667

The summit agenda is available as PDF under downloads


  • Vic Ramdass Ph.D, SES, Director of Operations, U.S. Army G-4
  • COL Peter Newell, Director, Rapid Equipping Force, U.S. Army
  • CAPT James Goudreau USN, Director, Navy Energy Coordination Office, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations
  • COL Bruce McPeak USA, Director, Operational Energy Office, U.S. Army Combined Arms Support Command
  • Michael Gallagher, Program Manager, Expeditionary Power Systems, Marine Corps Systems Command
  • John Pazik Ph.D, SES, Director of Ship Systems and Engineering, Office of Naval Research
  • Ed Shaffer Ph.D, Chief, Energy and Power Division, U.S. Army Research Lab
  • Col Robert Charette, Director, Expeditionary Energy Office, U.S. Marine Corps
  • Brian Holloway Ph.D, Program Manager, Defense Sciences Office, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  • Cheryl Martin Ph.D, Deputy Director for Commercialization, Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy
  • Paul Johnson, Branch Head, Logistics Systems & Operational Energy Management, U.K. Ministry of Defence
  • Edwin Davis, Director, Maneuver Battle Lab, U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence
  • Dr. Chiping Li, Program Manager, Energy Conservation and Combustion Sciences, U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research
  • Zachary Wamp, Former Member U.S. House of Representatives, DRS Test & Energy Management
  • Christopher Wildmann, Program Manager, Hybrid Intelligent Power, U.S. Army CERDEC
  • Cody Reese, Logistics S&T Thrust Manager, Office of Naval Research
  • Tsvetanka Zheleva, Microgrid Program Lead, U.S. Army Research Lab
  • Cynthia Lundgren Ph.D, Chief, Electrochemistry Branch, U.S. Army Research Lab
  • James Valdes Ph.D, Senior Technologist, Biotechnology, U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center
  • Zachary Wamp, Former Member, U.S. House of Representatives, DRS Test & Energy Management
  • Eric Shields, Program Manager, Materials & Power Systems, Naval Surface Warfare Center - Carderock Division
  • LTC John Burpo, Security Studies Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Linda Chrisey Ph.D, Program Officer, Naval Biosciences and Biocentric Technology Office
  • Jon Gallinger, Executive Director, Electric Power Research Institute
  • Robert McHenry, Program Manager, Energy Technology, Palo Alto Research Center
  • K.M. Abraham Ph.D, Professor, Center for Renewable Energy Technologies, Northeastern University
  • Glenn Amatucci Ph.D, Director, Energy Storage Research Group
  • Mariesa Crow Ph.D, Director, Energy Resource Development Center, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • George Miley, Professor, Aerospace Engineering, University of Illinois
  • R. Roger Ruan Ph.D, Coordinator, Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering, University of Minnesota
  • COL Dan Nolan (Ret), Chief Executive Officer, Sabot 6


Event details

28 January, 2013
30 January, 2013
Hilton Alexandria Mark Center
United States


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