According to Secretary of the Army Pete Geren, the acquisition moves the Army 42-percent closer to meeting the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act requirement for a 2-percent reduction in the Army's annual petroleum use by 2015.
Richmond, Kentucky, where a neutralization facility is under construction. FIRST INTERMEDIATE SYSTEMS ACQUISITION COURSE HELD IN SOUTHWEST ASIA The Defense Acquisition University trained 18 Soldiers, Department of Defense civilians, and contractors at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, through the first Intermediate Systems Acquisition Course to be held in Southwest Asia. The students, including some deployed to Afghanistan and Qatar, attended the week-long course hosted by the 401st Army Field Support Brigade. The course is part of three Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics Workforce Education, Training, and Career Development pro- The Army is acquiring some 4,000 neighborhood electric vehicles to replace nontactical vehicles. The grams—the level II certifications in program man- cars are legal to operate on roads with speed limits agement and life-cycle logistics and the level III under 35 miles per hour and can go 30 miles on an certification in contracting. 8-hour charge. The class included information on acquisition, supply movement, facilities, and budget that helps logisticians in theater administer fielding programs, environment. The vehicles will replace nontactical such as the one for the mine-resistant ambush- vehicles operated primarily on installations. protected vehicle, to the warfighter effectively. The Army will have to spend some $800,000 Before the classroom instruction, students had to to install the infrastructure needed to charge the complete 35 hours in online training. vehicles, but Secretary Geren says the 11.5-million Previously, a student in Southwest Asia would gallons of gasoline saved over the 6-year life of the travel to Germany to attend the class, costing the 4,000 vehicles will offset the cost. Department of Defense about $5,000. Having the Global Electric Motorcars, a Chrysler com- class in Kuwait saved some $3,000 per student. pany, manufactured the first NEVs. The Army will
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