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FM 5-100-15

Field Manual
No. 5-100-15

Headquarters
Department of the Army
Washington, DC, 6 June 1995


FM 5-100-15

CORPS ENGINEER OPERATIONS

Table of Contents


Preface

Chapter 1 - Corps Engineer Operations

The Role of Corps Engineer Forces

The Corps

The Corps Engineer Brigade

Simultaneous Operations

Corps Battlefield Operating Systems

Types of Engineer Organizations

Corps Engineer Units

Corps Engineer Support to Divisions, Separate Brigades, and Cavalry Regiments

Theater Engineer Support to the Corps

Chapter 2 - Command and Control

The Corps Engineer Brigade Commander and His Staff

Command

Control

Corps Engineer Command and Control Organization

Corps Engineer Brigade

Corps Staff Engineer Section

Corps Engineer Group

Corps Engineer Battalion

Corps Engineer Company

Corps Engineer Planning Process

Engineer Estimate

Corps Plans and Orders

Corps Engineer Synchronization

Corps Engineer Task Organization

Engineer Command and Support Relationships

Corps Engineer Orders and Plans

Corps Engineer Information Requirements

Chapter 3 - Force Projection

Force-Projection Considerations

Lethality for the Deploying Force

Anticipation and Intelligence

Force Tailoring and Teamwork

Joint Battle Command

Logistics

Training and Multinational Operations

Media Impact

Postconflict

Force-Projection Operations

Mobilization

Predeployment

Deployment

Entry Operations

Combat Operations

Conflict Termination and Postconflict Operations

Redeployment and Reconstitution

Demobilization

Joint Operations

Air Force Support

Navy and Marine Corps Support

Multinational Operations

Operations Other than War

Chapter 4 - Logistics

The Underpinnings of Logistics

Logistics Characteristics

Anticipation

Integration

Continuity

Responsiveness

Improvisation

Logistics Planning Considerations

Logisitcs Preparation of the Theater

Logistics Force Composition

Logistics Priorities

Joint Logistics

Multinational Logistics

Foreign/Host-Nation Support

Construction Contracting Activities

Logistics Civil Augmentation Program

Captured Enemy Resources

Supporting Operations Other Than War

Corps Logistics Operations

Corps Support Command

Command and Support Relationships

Personnel-Services Support

Health-Services Support

Supply Support

Transportation and Movement

Maintenance Support

Field-Services Support

Corps Engineer Support to Logistics Operations

Lines-of-Communication Construction

Medical-Facility Construction

Reconstitution Support

Logistics Force-Protection Support

Corps Engineer Logistics Concept

Corps Engineer Logistics Laydown

Flow of Support

Key Corps Engineer Logistics Leaders

Corps Engineer Logistics Command and Control

The Corps Engineer's Role in Planning and Coordinating Logistics

Chapter 5 - Offensive Operations

Purpose of the Offense

Offensive Characteristics

Surprise

Concentration

Tempo

Audacity

Forms of the Corps Tactical Offense

Movement to Contact

Attack

Exploitation

Pursuit

Corps Offensive Forms of Maneuver

Envelopment

Turning Movement

Infiltration

Penetration

Frontal Attack

Corps Operations in Depth

Deep Operations

Close Operations

Rear Operations

Reconnaissance and Security Operations

Reserve Operations

Engineer Offensive Planning

Mission Analysis

Course-of-Action Development

Orders Development

Preparing for Attacks

Conducting Attacks

Chapter 6 - Defensive Operations

Purpose of the Defense

Characteristics of Defensive Operations

Preparation

Security

Disruption

Mass and Concentration

Flexibility

Defensive Patterns

Mobile Defense

Area Defense

Operations in Depth

Deep Operations

Security Operations

Main-Battle-Area Operations

Reserve Operations

Rear Operations

Deception Operations

Engineer Defensive Planning

Mission Receipt

Terrain Analysis

Enemy Engineer Capability

Friendly Engineer Capability

Engineer Tasks

Corps Commander's Intent

Course-of-Action Analysis

Engineer Main Effort

Engineer Command and Control

Engineer Logistics Support

Orders Development

Preparing, Conducting, and Terminating the Defense

Preparing the Defense

Conducting the Defense

Terminating the Defense

Transition to Offensive Operations

Chapter 7 - Other Operations

Large-Scale Mobility Operations

Large-Scale Breaching Operations

River-Crossing Operations

Retrograde Operations

Delays, Withdrawals, and Retirements

Retrograde River Crossings

Retrograde Planning

Corps Engineer Support

Relief in Place

Considerations

Corps Engineer Support

Passage of Lines

Planning

Corps Engineer Support

Encircled Friendly-Force Operations

Corps Commander Responsibilities

Corps Engineer Support

Breakout Operations

Encircled Defense

Exfiltration

Encircled Enemy Forces

Large-Scale Unit Movement

Linkup Operations

Reconstitution

Reorganization

Assessment

Regeneration

Large-Scale Decontamination Operations

Chapter 8 - Operations Other Than War

Introduction

Principles of Operations Other Than War

Objective

Unity of Effort

Legitimacy

Perseverance

Restraint

Security

Engineer Support to Operation-Other-Than-War Missions

Arms Control

Attacks and Raids

Combatting Terrorism

Disaster Relief

Humanitarian Assistance

Nation Assistance

Support to Insurgency and Counterinsurgency

Noncombatant Evacuation Operations

Peace Operations

Demonstrations and Shows of Force

Security Assistance

Support to Civil Authorities

Support to Counterdrug Operations

Engineer Considerations

Engineer Assessment

Joint Engineer Command and Control

Topographic Support

Construction Support

Countermine Operations

Force Protection

Appendix A - Orders and Annexes

The Corps Order, the Engineer Annex, and the Topographic Operations Annex

Corps Order

Engineer Annex

Topographic Operations Annex

Engineer Unit Orders

Corps Engineer Unit WARNORD

Corps Engineer Unit OPORD

Corps Engineer Unit FRAGO

Appendix B - Engineer Estimate

Receiving the Mission

Facts and Assumptions

Engineer Battlefield Assessment

Terrain Analysis

Enemy Mission and Engineer Capabilities

Friendly Mission and Engineer Capabilities

Mission Analysis

Commander's Guidance

Scheme of Engineer Operations

War-Game and Refine Engineer Plan

Recommend a Course of Action

Finalize the Engineer Plan and Issue the Order

Appendix C - Corps Engineer Reports

NATO Standardization Agreement Report Formats

E201 - Engineer Reconnaissance

E202 - Engineer Annex

E203 - Engineer Report

E204 - Engineer Data Report

Corps Engineer Report Template

Appendix D - Key Leader Responsibilities

Commander

Corps Staff Responsibilities

Unit Responsibilities

DBC

Corps Staff Responsibilities

Unit Responsibilities

ACE

XO

CSM

Corps Staff Responsibilities

Unit Responsibilities

S1

Corps Staff Responsibilities

Unit Responsibilities

S2

Corps Staff Responsibilities

Unit Responsibilities

S3

Corps Staff Responsibilities

Unit Responsibilities

S4

Corps Staff Responsibilities

Unit Responsibilities

S5

Corps Staff Responsibilities

Unit Responsibilities

Engineer LO

Parent Engineer Unit Responsibilities

Engineer Liaison Officer Responsibilities

Assigned Unit Responsibilities

Appendix E - Joint Engineer Capabilities

Force-Projection Operations

US Air Force Engineer Support

Civil-Engineering Mission

RED HORSE Units

Prime BEEF Units

Prime RIBS Units

Engineering and Services Force Module

Army-Air Force Joint Engineer Considerations

US Navy Engineer Support

Naval Base Construction

Support to the US Marine Corps

Amphibious Operations

Support to the Maritime Pre-positioning Force

Naval Base Maintenance

Disaster Relief

Civic Action

Naval Construction Forces

Army-Navy Joint Engineer Considerations

US Marine Corps Engineer Support

Marine Air-Ground Task Force

Marine Expeditionary Force

Marine Expeditionary Brigade

Marine Expeditionary Unit

Marine Combat Engineer Battalion

Marine Engineer Operations Division

Marine Engineer Support Battalion

Army-Marine Corps Joint Engineer Considerations

Glossary

References

Authorization Letter


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