JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas –
The Air Force Civil Engineer Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland recently merged two energy organizations under one directorate, forming a single, cohesive team focused on achieving Department of the Air Force energy objectives.
AFCEC, a primary subordinate unit of the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, recently combined the Air Force Office of Energy Assurance and the organization’s energy directorate in to one, retaining the AF OEA name. Kirk Phillips directs the combined organization, which will remain based at two locations -- Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, and Arlington, Virginia.
“We’ve combined the strengths of both organizations, creating a unified team with the people and skills needed to achieve the Department of the Air Force's goal of mission assurance through energy assurance,” said Maj. Gen. John Allen, AFIMSC commander.
AFCEC’s energy directorate stood up in 2012 to provide energy and utilities expertise and solutions to Air Force installations. The DAF established the flagship AF OEA, administratively under AFCEC, four years later to take an enterprise-wide approach to identifying and facilitating energy projects that provide resilient, cost-effective, cleaner power to installations.
Today, the new AF OEA is comprised of eight divisions: business operations, measurements and analysis, program development, program execution, advanced meter reading system, advanced technologies, rates and resilience, and special programs.
“As individual directorates, we’ve implemented many successful technologies to enhance resilience in energy and water utilities and meet federal energy goals,” Phillips said. “I’m looking forward to seeing how much more we achieve as an integrated team.”
The merger is another step forward in AFIMSC’s long-standing priority to enhance installation and mission support capabilities, and increase lethality and readiness, Allen said.
“We validated the decision to merge through our energy assurance unity of effort process mapping effort,” Allen said. “Organizational maturity delivers better service and support to our customers across the Air and Space Forces.”
For more information on the Air Force Office of Energy Assurance visit https://www.afcec.af.mil/Home/Energy/.