The distributed nature of EABO stresses the energy supply chain. This stress can be reduced by providing near real-time data on energy supply and demand. A lack of fuel data hinders our ability to effectively plan and distribute fuel, and manage operational energy risk.
Joint Operational Energy Command and Control (JOEC2) is a joint-Marine Corps and Army fuel metering and monitoring project that will provide actionable information to commanders on fuel supply and demand on the battlefield.
JOEC2 captures data on battlefield, aggregates it, and arms MAGTF commanders with fuel and power data, enabling them to plan and make decisions that can enhance the ability to maneuver, extend operational reach, and operate with greater resilience. Better knowledge of fuel supply details will inform commanders of operational reach and energy risk, and enable increased warfighting agility. JOEC2 will ensure that Marines extract the most operational effectiveness and readiness out of every gallon of fuel they use.
A U.S. Marine Corps bulk fuel specialist with Marine Wing Support Squadron (MWSS) 372, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, connects fuel lines to an M970 semi-trailer refueler on San Clemente Island, California, Oct. 24, 2017, as part of Exercise Dawn Blitz. MWSS-372 established a forward arming and refueling point and serviced both U.S. Navy and Marine Corps aviation platforms while conducting expeditionary advanced base operations. Dawn Blitz 17 provides an opportunity to train Navy and Marine Corps counterparts in establishing scalable and agile expeditionary advanced bases capable of expanding littoral maneuver capabilities. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Roderick Jacquote)