Veterans for Smart Energy Resource Transition (VSERT)



Veterans for Smart Energy Resource Transition (VSERT) is an energy security policy initiative of the 1st NAEF. VSERT is an independent research and policy think-tank focused on conducting dialogues and research to help ensure that national security and stability are at the forefront of smart energy transition projects.

We work to prepare the minds of key decision-makers and thought leaders involved in energy transition policies to help to incubate and implement the right solutions at the right time


Allied nations and the world have embarked on the path towards clean energy. However, alarmist narratives are being used to support rash decisions, forcing premature energy transition and social change in unprepared societies. Current thinking does not adequately take into account the need for ongoing national stability throughout and post transition. This could cause potential conflict due to societal instability.

It is critical that stability of populations and maintaining cohesive societies are considered priorities. Enhanced knowledge-building of national security and defense interests for transition leaders is vital for ensuring that transition goals are met while minimizing the potential for social and economic disruption.


We believe that energy resource transition security is critical to stability, and that long-term national stability and security should be a mission-critical priority for global and national energy transition initiatives.

Our mission is to support clean energy transition by encouraging and fostering social support through education and incubation to ensure long-term national security and stability.


We believe that in order to achieve clean energy transition goals, domestic interests for the well-being of populations and stability must be taken into consideration


VSERT was formed to ensure that national security and stability are a critical priority of smart energy resource transition, so that they work as an accelerator to enable long-term security sustainability from the outset.

We aim to prepare the minds of key decision-makers, thought leaders, policy-makers, and law-makers involved in clean energy transition by generating expert insights and viewpoints through:

  • Dialogues’ Events – bringing together leading minds to develop insights and viewpoints on energy security;

  • Academic Research – establishing facts and principles around clean energy transition, social change, security and stability;

  • Learning Sessions and Workshops – educating, engaging, and incubating key stakeholders across all levels;

  • Speaking Engagements – promoting the need for long-term national security and stability;

  • Consulting Services – facilitating and accelerating solution development in a security-integrated system.