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21B Combat Engineer

Definition/Scope: (DA Pam 611-21) Combat engineers supervise, or serve, as a member of a team, squad, section, or platoon. They are engaged in providing mobility, counter-mobility and survivability support to combat forces. 21B1O. Perform basic demolition, mine warfare and combat construction operations. Operates various light and heavy engineer wheeled and tracked vehicles. Prepares, installs and primes firing systems for demolition and explosives. Arms, disarms and installs U.S. anti-personnel and anti-tank mines. Locate mines and booby traps by visual, manual, mechanical, electronic, other means or through the use of a mine detection dog. Recognize booby traps, friendly and threat mines and firing devices. Installs wire obstacle material. 21B2O. Performs duties in preceding skill level, supervises lower grade Soldiers and provides technical guidance to the Soldiers in the accomplishment of their duties. Directs and assists in the operation of engineer wheeled or tracked vehicles. Direct the construction of fighting positions and wire entanglements. Controls fire team movements. Directs the placement of explosives and clears misfires. Direct a mine-clearing line charge loading team. Direct the installation and removal of U.S. anti-handling devices on anti-tank mines. Direct minefield marking party and dispensing operation of mine scattering systems. Conducts reconnaissance operations, determines limiting slopes, curves, stream velocity, and gap widths. 21B3O. Performs duties in preceding skill levels, supervises lower grade Soldiers and provides technical guidance to the Soldiers in the accomplishment of their duties. Supervise squad and section personnel. Direct utilization and maintenance of vehicles and equipment. Supervise the employment of unit and job site security. Prepares and issues an oral squad operation order. Conduct the maneuver of a squad in a patrol. Directs minefield installation, removal, and submits minefield reports. Supervise breaching operations. Collects data and calculates the requirement for explosives and related material. Direct construction of combat bunkers, shelters and non-explosive anti-vehicular obstacles. Conducts ground reconnaissance for roads, routes, bridges, tunnels, fords, rivers and ferries. Prepare a demolition and reconnaissance report. Directs assembly of military fixed bridges. 21B4O. Performs duties in preceding skill levels, supervises lower grade Soldiers and provides technical guidance to the Soldiers in the accomplishment of their duties. Assign tasks to subordinate elements and personnel. Account for Soldiers, material, and equipment. Supervise in mine warfare, demolition's and combat construction operations. Calculate logistical requirements for minefields, bunkers, shelters, obstacles and wire entanglements. Enforce safety standards, field sanitation, communication procedures, security, and job specifications. Provides support for construction and tactical movements. Supervises platoon reconnaissance missions and determines the Rapid Field classification of fixed bridges. Direct employment of Wolverine, Armored Vehicle Launched Bridge (AVLB) and the Armored Combat Earthmover (ACE) in support of maneuver forces.



Acronym:

21B

Broader Terms:

Army enlisted career management fields
Army officer career branches
CMF 21 (Engineer)
Fort Leonard Wood

Narrower Terms:

combat engineering


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