General Carlton W. Fulford, Jr. USMC (Ret.) Appointed to American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) Advisory Board
Washington, DC - " The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) is pleased to announce the appointment of General Carlton W. Fulford, Jr. USMC (Ret.) to their Advisory Board.
"General Fulford brings his considerable experience and expertise on national security to ACORE and will help us to provide much needed thought leadership to the nexus of national, economic, and energy security," said Admiral Dennis McGinn, ACORE's president.
"We are extremely proud to have him as a member of our Advisory Board where he joins fellow Marine Bud McFarlane and retired Army General Wesley Clark. These national leaders provide the vision that is fundamental to ACORE's mission of helping to build a more secure and prosperous America," continued McGinn.
"From my perspective, it is clear the United States' energy posture constitutes a serious and urgent threat to our national and economic security. ACORE is working to educate policy-makers and the American public about ways to ensure our national and economic security through more rapid and extensive deployment of renewable, domestic energy," said Admiral McGinn.
In his 37 years in the Marine Corp, General Fulford held numerous leadership positions, including Commanding General, Fleet Marine Force, Pacific Commanding General, I and III Marine Expeditionary Force, and Commanding Officer, Task Force Ripper during combat operations in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait as part of Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm (1990-1991). He also served as the Director of the Joint Staff and after leaving active duty, served as Director of the Africa Center for Strategic Studies, a U.S. Department of Defense center focused on African security matters of importance to the United States. In 2006, he formed his own consulting firm and presently consults for U.S. government agencies and other private organizations on matters pertaining to U.S. national security.
General Fulford is also on the Board of Trustees for the Institute for Defense Analysis and co-chairs the Board of Visitors for National Defense University. He is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and holds a Master of Sciences degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
"The security of our nation faces many threats. Reliance on a single source of energy is one of the threats that we can and must do something about. Often much of the petroleum energy we depend upon is sourced from countries that are unstable. This reliance places America at significant risk from extremist groups, terrorism and a wildly-fluctuating market," said Fulford. "America needs to diversify our sources of energy to reduce our risk exposure. I believe renewable energy technologies present us with the keys to a more secure, more prosperous 21st century economy. I look forward to working with ACORE to find solutions for our energy needs."
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