Renewable energy offers greater lifecycle value when compared to fossil or nuclear energy, and provides a more reliable and secure resource, which ultimately lowers the actual levelized cost to US Department of Defense. This paper asserts that – with improved supply-chain accounting for costs of present installation energy and realignment of some FAR processes – private, third-party capital investment would exponentially grow. Further improvements in the responsibility structure at US DOD and the military services for overseeing this process are also suggested. As a result of such changes, US DOD and the private sector could meet and exceed their renewable energy and energy security goals. Download White Paper.