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Contingency Support Directorate (CEX)

The Contingency Support Directorate (CEX) provides the Civil Engineer communities with the technical information and standardized methodology to effectively size, equip, configure and employ civil engineer forces for contingency operations worldwide.

The Contingency Support Directorate is charged with ensuring all engineer personnel are trained and equipped to deploy anywhere in the world in case of war or peacetime emergencies. These forces include active duty, Air National Guard, and Air Force Reserve Command mobility forces. The directorate works with war planners from the Air Force and other services to ensure engineer forces are accurately reflected in U.S. war plans. An integral part of the directorate is the Civil Engineer Readiness Operations Center, commonly called 'the ROC' which coordinates engineer support activities worldwide. The directorate's four divisions represent its major areas of responsibility--explosive ordnance disposal, fire protection, Full Spectrum Threat Response, and Expeditionary Engineering.

The Explosive Ordnance Disposal Division (CEXD) develops Operational & Support Guidance on Training, Equipment, and Manpower. This division also Guides the Joint Service EOD Program Board on issues involving Training and Technology. Additionally this division Supports the US Secret Service, VIPPSA (VIP Protective Support Agency) and Manages the Active Range Clearance Program.

The Fire Protection Division (CEXF) serves as the executive leadership that develops Technical and Administrative Guidance covering four broad areas - Operations, Manpower, Vehicles, and Equipment. The division also serves as the Executive Agent for Department of Defense responsible for the Professional firefighter certification program and the service training at the Louis F. Garland Fire Academy.

The Expeditionary Engineering Division (CEXX) provides Prime BEEF (Base Engineer Emergency Force) and RED HORSE (Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineer) total force management. Validates AF Civil Engineer (CE) military wartime requirements, manages CE Unit Type Code(s) (UTC) equipment requirements. Administers AF Contract Augmentation Program (AFCAP). Conducts 24-hour readiness response operations and provides contingency training guidance and products. Develops Silver Flag Exercise Training Curriculum. Plans and hosts Readiness Challenge. Provides RD&A (Research, Development, and Acquisitions) consultation and user technical representation, supporting Readiness Modernization activities and CE capabilities enhancement efforts.

The Full Spectrum Threat Response (FSTR) Integration Division (CEXR) integration division plans, trains, equips, and conducts AF FSTR programs that include: Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and High-yield Explosive (CBRNE), Weapons of Mass Destruction, Hazardous Material Incidents, Natural Disasters and Major Accidents. The FSTR integration division also coordinates homeland security issues and is the lead USAF representative for international CBRNE defense standardization. The Career Field Manager for total force AF CE Readiness professionals also resides within the division.

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