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21 Nov 2018 | Marine Corps Installations Command, MCICOM

Three Marine Corps individuals and teams were recognized at the Federal Energy and Water Management Awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. on October 23, 2018.

The annual awards, given by the Department of Energy’s Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP), recognize organizations and individuals for their significant contributions to the development and implementation of outstanding, cost-effective projects and programs that cut energy waste. The projects and programs are intended to advance federal agency missions and accelerate America’s progress toward energy independence, resilience, and security.

Energy is a key component to Marine Corps mission success. The winning program, contracting team, and in one case, nearly 25-year long career, represent the dedication our Marines and civilians have to executing and supporting innovative energy projects and programs that increase Marine Corps energy resilience, readiness, and effectiveness from bases to battlefield.

The 2018 Federal Energy and Water Management Awards cycle encompasses an achievement period from October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017 (Fiscal Year [FY] 2017). Combined, the 30 winning individuals and teams contributed to savings of about $48 million in energy and water costs, 2.2 trillion British thermal units of energy, 146.7 million gallons of water, and 831.6 thousand gallons of fuel oil in FY 2017 across the federal government. The full list of the Marine Corps Career Exceptional Service, Contracting, and Program winners honored at the ceremony are below.

Career Exceptional Service:

Neil Tisdale
Marine Corps Air Station [MCAS] Beaufort:

Utilities Director and Installation Energy Manager Neil Tisdale has served MCAS Beaufort since 1995. Throughout his tenure, he has consistently implemented energy and water-saving projects that reduce costs, conserve resources, and improve site resilience. One of his primary achievements was to install a state-of-the-art controls system that is setting the standard for Marine Corps installations worldwide.

Contracting Award:

James V. Berotti Jr., Dan Magro, LCDR J. David McLeod, Randy J. Monohan, and Richard Pierce
Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) Parris Island

The team awarded a $91.1 million energy savings performance contract (ESPC), which features groundbreaking system integration, new technologies, and continued investment in existing distributed energy resources. Once complete, the site will be a near-net zero electricity purchase installation, enhancing energy resilience and readiness with its own reliable source of heat and power, combined with advanced controls and energy storage technology.

Program Award:

U.S. Marine Corps Installations Command G4 Transportation Services Directorate (MCICOM G4-TS)

In 2017, MCICOM G4-TS reduced operating costs more than $13 million from FY 2016—a 16.3% reduction. These savings were due in part to leveraging advanced data resources to effectively capture, manage, and utilize data; evaluating vehicle acquisitions to maximize efficiency, cost, and compliance; optimizing fleet composition; and ensuring appropriate alternative fuel vehicles and infrastructure is in place to meet demand.

For more information on how the Marine Corps is increasing energy resilience and reducing waste, visit the Marine Corps Installations Command Energy website at:

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