The Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations and Environment serves the Department of the Navy and the nation by enhancing combat capabilities for the warfighter through greater energy security; the acquisition and disposal of real property; construction and maintenance of installations; protecting the safety and occupational health of the military and civilian personnel; environmental protection, planning and restoration ashore and afloat; and conservation of natural and cultural resources.
On 16 October, 2019, Secretary Niemeyer testified before a joint House Armed Services Subcommittee on Intelligence and Emerging Threats and Capabilities and Subcommittee on Readiness. Secretary Niemeyer testified about resiliency at Department of the Navy military installations. His topics included contingency resiliency, energy and water resiliency, data and network resiliency, control systems cyber resiliency, physical security resiliency and environmental resiliency. His statement is included below.
On 10 February, 2020, Secretary Niemeyer delivered remarks on the future of military bases at an Installation Innovation Forum conducted by the Association of Defense Communities in San Antonio Texas. Mr. Niemeyer’s remarks focused on the technologies and installation support demands that will define future military value.
A copy of his written remarks can be found here.
On 3 March, 2020, Secretary Niemeyer provided a statement to the House Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies, Committee on Appropriations on the programs and policies within the Department of the Navy’s housing program. His statement focused on three areas: restoring resident trust, reestablishing active and engaged leadership on this issue, and reinforcing DON oversight. A copy of his written remarks can be found here.
National Safety Council President and CEO Lorraine Martin presented a special recognition to Honorable Lucian Niemeyer, Acting Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations and Environment, and the Department's Designated Agency Safety and Health Official in Washington D.C., Jan. 23.
The Council annually presents the Rising Stars of Safety Award to those safety and occupational health professionals under the age of 40 who show dedication to safety leadership at work.
The Department of the Navy, along with the Department of the Air Force, are the only public or private companies to have ten individuals selected for this prestigious recognition since the award's inception in 2010.
The Department's award recipients have included an exceptional cadre of Navy and Marine Corps junior enlisted, junior officers, and civilians who have demonstrated a noteworthy ability to enhance their command's readiness and operational capabilities through their devotion to #KeepEachOtherSafe - in the #workplace, at home, at play, and on the roads.