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Major Brandon Newell is the Technology Lead for the Marine Corps Expeditionary Energy Office. He is responsible for researching current and future technologies which may reduce Marine Corps fuel demand on the battlefield. He recently deployed to Helmand Province, Afghanistan to serve as the Expeditionary Energy Liaison Officer to Regional Command Southwest. He holds a M.S. in Electrical Engineering (EE) from Naval Postgraduate School where he focused his research on the impact of utilizing the HOMER Micropower Optimization tool for modeling Marine Corps expeditionary energy. He also holds a B.S. in EE from Louisiana State University. In the summer of 2009, he was the first active duty service member to hold an internship position at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. In September 2009, the Commandant of the Marine Corps chose him as a member of the first and only Marine Energy Assessment Team. The six-member team was deployed to Afghanistan to evaluate shortfalls in expeditionary energy. His Military Occupation Specialty in the Marine Corps is Communications Officer. He has served as a staff officer for an artillery and a signals intelligence battalion, deploying to Iraq multiple times.