Combat Engineer Duty Descriptions

Reconnaissance Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) at an Engineer Battalion Headquarters

Serves as the Reconnaissance NCO within a battalion headquarters of engineers, capable of providing command for both general and combat engineering units with both domestic and foreign contingency requirements. Responsible for the training, safety, health, welfare, and professional development of two soldiers. Supervises the maintenance of an M113A2 Armored Personnel Carrier, an M577 Tactical Command Post Track, an M1152 HMMWV, an M1165 HMMWV, and associated Basic Issue Items (BII), sets, kits, outfits, and weapons systems valued at approximately $1,300,000. Assists the Command (CMD) Section in planning and establishing the Tactical Command Post (TAC CP).

Team Leader in an Engineer Company (Sapper)

Served as a Team Leader in an Engineer Company (Sapper) of an Arctic Engineer Battalion. Responsible for the health, welfare, morale, and discipline of a five-man team. Assisted the Squad Leader in training the team in mobility, counter-mobility, survivability, general demolitions, general engineering skills, and all warrior tasks and battle drills. Accountable for the maintenance and upkeep of one M1152A1, M1097 HMMWV, and various sets, kits, and outfits valued in excess of $400,000.

Platoon Sergeant

Assigned as a Platoon Sergeant in a combat engineer platoon of the 95th Combat Engineer Company in the 84th Engineer Battalion, in support of the 8th Theater Sustainment Command and the United States Army Pacific Command (USARPAC). Responsible for leader development, individual training, discipline, welfare, and morale of 31 soldiers. Assists the company leadership in planning and preparing company and platoon operations. Supervised and ensured the successful execution of platoon operations, including administrative actions and logistical support. Responsible for the maintenance and accountability of equipment valued in excess of $6,300,000.

Team Leader

Directs the operation of engineer wheeled/tracked vehicles, supervises or operates the Assault and Bridge Erection Boat (ABEB), directs and assists in launching and retrieving the Armored Vehicle Launched Bridge (AVLB), boresights, determines zero settings, fires Combat Engineer Vehicle (CEV) weapon systems, maintains vehicle armament components, directs the construction of fighting positions and wire entanglements, controls fire team movements, places explosives, and clears misfires. Directs a mine-clearing line charge loading team, directs the minefield marking party, and supervises the operation of mine scattering systems. Conducts reconnaissance operations, determines limiting slopes, curves, stream velocity, and gap widths.

Team Leader

Serves as a Team Leader in a Combat Engineer Company assigned to the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment. Provides mobility, counter-mobility, and engineer reconnaissance support at the National Training Center (NTC) during rotational training exercises. Responsible for the safety, training, morale, and welfare of three soldiers. Trains the team to execute Full Spectrum Engineer Operations in support of the Global War on Terrorism. Maintains and enforces operator-level maintenance of two M113A3 Armored Personnel Carriers, one M1097 HMMWV, and multiple sets, kits, and outfits.

Brigade Engineer Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC)

Serves as the NCOIC of the Brigade Engineer Cell in a Light Infantry Brigade. Provides guidance and assistance in support of Operation Enduring Freedom 14. Responsible for daily tracking and reporting of engineer equipment and operations throughout the entire Brigade Combat Team (BCT) Area of Operations. Manages forward operating base work order submissions and maintenance. Assists the brigade engineer officer in charge in construction planning, scheduling, and material estimates. Coordinates the preparation of operations orders, standing operating procedures, and contingency plans. Facilitates the deployment and utilization of engineer elements with adjacent units.

Squad Leader in an Engineer Company (Sapper)

Served as a Squad Leader in an Engineer Company (Sapper) of a Combat Effects Engineer Battalion. Responsible for the health, welfare, morale, and discipline of a five-man team. Conducted training for the team in mobility, counter-mobility, survivability, demolitions, general engineering skills, and all warrior tasks and battle drills. Ensured the accountability and maintenance of one M113A3 and various sets, kits, and outfits valued in excess of $400,000.

Company Operations Sergeant (12B3O)

Served as a Company Operations Sergeant for an Air Assault Sapper Company. Responsible for processing, tracking, and filing all administrative actions, personnel records, and training records at the company level. Coordinated and requested land, ammunition, training aids, and resources. Collaborated with adjacent and higher staffs for operational and tactical support. Accountable for the safety, discipline, welfare, training, and development of seven soldiers. Managed three tactical vehicles, sets, kits, outfits, and all assigned Modified Table of Organization and Equipment (MTOE) equipment valued in excess of $225,000.

12B Instructor/Writer

Serves as an Instructor/Writer in the Systems Training Integration Division (STID). Manages the development, testing, and implementation of training products for new equipment systems, non-systems, and training devices. Collaborates with material developers, contractors, and test agencies throughout the acquisition life cycle. Performs training analysis, validation, and verification of current and new engineer equipment. Serves as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) representing the user at Soldier Touch Points (STP). Responsible for the development and execution of Doctrine & Tactics Training (DTT), Interactive Multimedia Instruction (IMI), and Virtual Clearance Training Simulator (VCTS). Represents the user in training for Combat and Munitions systems within the Engineer Regiment.

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