October is Energy Action Month – Interview

October is Energy Action Month – Interview

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Energy Action Month in October is a time to bring awareness to the goal of conserving energy in every aspect of our lives. Everyone is a part of the fight, and the small changes Americans implement at work and at home can add up to significant energy savings.

From the electricity that powers facilities to the fuel that powers vehicles,

energy touches nearly every aspect of the U.S. Army Reserve mission. As extreme weather events like tornadoes, hurricanes, and wildfires increase, so does the threat it imposes on Army Reserve readiness.

This is why the U.S. Army Reserve is focused on energy and water resilience, or the uninterrupted access to these resources, to ensure Soldiers can maintain operations while also supporting federal agencies during natural disasters or other times of disruption.

The U.S. Army Reserve Energy and Water Program

target investments that make facilities sustainable, modern, efficient, and affordable so they may remain operational in the face of power outages, water shortages, and other issues brought on by climate change and cyberattacks.

Threats to energy are constantly on the rise. We must all take action to reduce energy and water consumption to protect America’s energy future. Personal resilience is just as important as Army resilience, and conservation is a key element of both.

Some simple yet effective changes to remember for all Americans:

  • Powering downlights/electronics when they are not in use
  • Turning on energy saving modes on copiers/printers
  • Using natural light whenever possible

Join me in a recent interview with Colonel Daniel Cederman, Director, Army Reserve Installation Management Directorate, as he is able to outline how the U.S Army Reserve is increasing energy and water resilience at facilities across the nation through innovative solutions. He also discusses how the public can similarly do their part to reduce energy waste.

Listen to the entire interview here:  Army Reserve Energy 2021 – Michigan Mama News – YouTube

For more information, go to U.S. Army Reserve home

BIO: COLONEL DANIEL L. CEDERMAN Director, Army Reserve Installation Management Directorate

Colonel Daniel L. Cederman enlisted in the United State Army Reserve in June, 1993, and was commissioned as an Officer through the Reserve Officers Training Corps at Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY in 1997. He is currently serving as the Director of Army Reserve Installation Management for the Office of the Chief of Reserves in Ft. Belvoir, VA where he is responsible for the strategic planning and resourcing of all Army Reserve facilities, and manages the Army Reserve Military Construction program.

COL Cederman’s previous assignments include: Combat Support Equipment Platoon Leader and Executive Officer in the 642nd Combat Support Equipment at Fort Drum, NY; Battalion Maintenance Officer, 2nd Engineer Battalion at Camp Castle, Korea; S3 Plans Officer in the 14th Engineer Battalion, deployed to Iraq in 2003 in support of 4th Infantry Division during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

In 2004, COL Cederman transitioned to the U.S. Army Reserve and became Company Commander of 3-414th Infantry (Training), 104th Training Division and then mobilized as a Civil Affairs Team Bravo (CAT-B) Leader for the 402nd Civil Affairs Battalion, Tikrit Iraq, in support of 3rd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division. Subsequent assignments include Chief of ROTC Operations for the 104th Training Division, Fort Lewis, WA; Mobilization and Readiness Chief for the 416th Theater Engineer Command, Darien, IL; Professor of Military Science at Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY; and Chief of Community Planning and Stationing at U.S. Army Reserve Command, Fort Bragg, NC. COL Cederman holds a BS in Computer Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology, a MA in Organizational Leadership and Design from Chapman University, and a MA in National Security Strategy from the National War College, National Defense University, D.C.

His military education includes the Engineer Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Command and General Staff College (ILE), the Civil Affairs Qualification Course (Mobilized), and National War College. COL Cederman’s awards include the Bronze Star Medal (2nd Award), Meritorious Service Medal (3rd Award), Army Commendation Medal (3rd Award), Army Commendation Medal (for Valor), Army Achievement Medal (2nd Award), Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, Combat Action Badge, and Sapper Tab. COL Cederman is a native of Buffalo, NY, is happily married to Laci KJ. Neal, and has one daughter Liliana.

Interview courtesy: U.S. Army Reserve

Cynthia Tait

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