Jeffrey Marqusee, Noblis Chief Scientist—Enterprise Engineering and Environment is Awarded the Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service

Jeffrey Marqusee, Noblis Chief Scientist—Enterprise Engineering and Environment is Awarded the Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service

Award recognizes Dr. Marqusee’s, leadership at the Department of Defense and his role in transforming the Department’s environmental and energy strategies

In a ceremony at the Pentagon, Frank Kendall, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, presented Dr. Jeffrey Marqusee with the Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service. Dr. Marqusee received the award for outstanding public service as Director, Environmental Security Technology Certification Program, and Executive Director, Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics, from August 1993 through May 2013. The award recognizes Dr. Marqusee’s visionary leadership and his critical role in transforming the Department’s environmental and energy strategies, while positioning the Department as a world leader in developing technologies to support those strategies.

The accompanying citation highlighted Dr. Marqusee’s work in establishing the Installation Energy Test Bed, a highly innovative program using military installations as proving grounds for new energy technologies. A testament to its success, in its first year the program yielded over 70 emerging technology projects and currently has over 90 projects in development.

The citation stated, “Dr. Marqusee’s achievements directly enabled the Department to reduce its research and development costs, enhance installation energy security and efficiency, build partnerships with energy stakeholders in Government and private industry, and advance private sector sustainability efforts. The distinctive accomplishments of Dr. Marqusee reflect great credit upon himself and the Department of Defense.”

Dr. Marqusee is a nationally known expert in environmental science and technology. For more information on his background and his role as Chief Scientist—Enterprise Engineering and Environment at Noblis visit noblis.org.

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