Military bases exist to provide effective platforms for the training, deployment, redeployment and support for the forces that provide the country’s defense. Safe, reliable and sufficient utilities systems are critical to the long-term viability of military installations and enable Marine Corps Installations Command, West (MCIWEST) to continue to provide the reliable service necessary to power the equipment and facilities that support the training of Marines. This critical service ensures America’s Marines are always ready to respond to threats to the nation’s security. In addition, this same supply of energy heats, cools and lights the barracks and homes of our Service members and their families, and provides a quality of life which is conducive to their well-being and continued service. So important is this connection between our Marine bases and the continued, reliable supply of energy, that it is known under the collective term Energy Security.