Engineer Officer

Corps of Engineers
MOS Details
Major Duties: 

An Officer in the Army Corps of Engineers is responsible for providing support in full spectrum of engineer duties. Engineer Officers help the Army in building structures, developing civil works program, working with natural resources as well as providing combat support on the battlefield.

Engineer Officers serve in every type of engineer unit, such as:

  • Sapper: Employ demolitions, conduct reconnaissance and support maneuver units.
  • Stryker: Support the Stryker Brigade Combat Teams.
  • Bradley: Engage the enemy using the Bradley Fighting Vehicle.
  • Construction: Construct roads, buildings, military bases, airfields, etc.
  • Geospatial: Collect, manage and visualize terrain data.
  • Dive: Participate in underwater reconnaissance, demolition and salvage operations.
  • Bridge: Construct vehicle-emplaced, or permanent bridges.
  • Power: Generate, distribute, and provide technical expertise on electrical power.
  • Rescue: Perform search and rescue operations, primarily in collapsed buildings and natural disaster areas.
  • Training: Train the force, write new policy, or research alternative engineering technology.

In all these units, Engineer Lieutenants have the following duties:

  • Plan and execute engineering missions, both combat and construction.
  • Understand tactical decision making and the Engineer's role as a leader in a combined arms or joint-force environment.
  • Coordinate employment of Engineer Soldiers at all levels of command, from platoon to battalion and higher, in U.S. and multi-national operations.

Engineer Captains have the additional responsibilities of:

  • Commanding and controlling company-sized Engineer units (150-300 Soldiers)
  • Coordinate employment of Engineer Soldiers at all levels of command, from company to division level and beyond, in U.S. and multi-national operations.
  • Develop doctrine, organizations and equipment for unique Engineer missions.
  • Instruct Engineer skills at service schools and combat training centers.
  • Serve as an Engineer advisor to other units, including Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve organizations.
Qualifications and Prerequisites
At least an undergraduate degree.
Other Qualifications: 
  • MUST be and officer.
  • Must pass Basic Officer Leadership Course (BOLC).

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