Energy is the fundamental enabler of military capability. The ability of the United States to project and sustain power necessary for defense relies on the assured delivery of this energy. It must be available at home and abroad, over great distances, through adverse weather conditions, and across, air, land and sea. In a typical fiscal year the Department of Defense consumes nearly 90 million barrels of oil at a cost of over 14 billion dollars to deploy and sustain worldwide missions.
Additionally, there are over 210 million licensed drivers in the United States using nearly nine million gallons per day. Even with increases in global supply, more efficient combustion engines, and advances in renewable energy, fossil fuels are still what makes modern industry and transportation possible. As more nations become industrialized the need for energy has grown. With this growth in consumption the large integrated oil companies are departing the retail business and to focus on resource production and refining operations.
The convergence of these two phenomena positions Defense Energy Syndicate to leverage the company's Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business status, extensive defense management experience and industry partnerships to match mission requirements with innovative, cost effective solutions. We hold a distinct advantage using a flat organizational structure focused on efficiency and creativity to drive our corporate vision.
The Defense Energy Syndicate Mission is to facilitate and distribute petroleum products, natural gas and renewable energy sources in a safe, reliable, efficient and environmentally sound manner. We have established relationships with some of the world's largest fuel suppliers in the energy industry and can be trusted for reliable sources, quality products and fair pricing.
At Defense Energy Syndicate, our vision is to deliver quality energy products in a cost effective manner, with exceptional service and uncompromising integrity. We strive to build dynamic, cooperative and financially beneficial partnerships to ensure our customers needs are met on time and meeting all performance expectations.