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combat engineering

Definition/Scope: (JP 1-02 and JP 3-34) (DOD) Those engineering capabilities and activities that support the maneuver of land combat forces and that require close support to those forces. Combat engineering consists of three types of capabilities and activities: mobility, countermobility, and survivability. Having a combination of combat ability and building skills is necessary when it comes to tackling rough terrain in combat situations. Combat Engineers primarily supervise, serve or assist as a member of a team. They provide much-needed combat effectiveness to the maneuver force by accomplishing mobility, and limited counter mobility, limited survivability and general engineering task. Some of your duties as a Combat Engineer may include: Constructing fighting positions, for individuals and weapons; Construction of fixed and floating bridges Construction of obstacles and defensive positions; Placing and detonating explosives; Conduct obstacle breaching operations; Conduct assault river crossing operations; Executes target demolition; Preparing and installing firing systems for demolition and explosives; Detect mines by visual means or by using a mine detector; Prepare route clearance operations - RG-31, husky, Buffalo.



Used For:

Intelligence WFF
Movement and Maneuver WFF
Protection WFF

Broader Terms:

21B Combat Engineer
Army enlisted career management fields
Explosive Ordnance Disposal
Improvised Explosive Device
military engineering

Narrower Terms:

countermobility
mobility
survivability

Related Terms:

engineering
Infantry
Intelligence WFF
sapper


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