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Combat engineers are distinct components of the military engineering community who are assigned a specific military occupational specialty in the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps. The attribute of combat in the title illustrates the focus of this specific discipline, one that integrates with and operates as part of ground combat forces. Combat engineers are organized, trained, and equipped to perform a broad range of combat support missions required by ground forces under combat conditions. These tasks support a maneuver unit’s ability to conduct ground force tactics during combat operations, but combat engineers themselves are also trained to serve in a secondary role as infantrymen if required.

Combat Engineering Activities

The focus of the activities for combat engineers is direct combat support and providing engineering assistance to ...

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