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Appendix A

Engineer Troop Unit Organizations

Engineers operate as an integral member of the combined-arms team in peace and war to provide a full range of engineering capabilities. Engineers execute M/CM/S missions and provide general engineering throughout the theater from the CZ to the COMMZ. Engineers also provide terrain-analysis and special map products. See FMs 5-71-100 and 5-100-15 for the doctrinal organizations that provide engineer capabilities within the corps and the divisional structures. This appendix addresses engineer organizations that are not organic to divisions, separate brigades, or armored cavalry regiments.
Theater-engineer functions require a diversified and versatile engineer force that can provide the technical capabilities that are required to accomplish essential tasks. This appendix provides descriptions of the engineer units and elements that are normally not organic to division engineers. It also describes other units that are critical to theater operations, which may be assigned to the theater-engineer structure.
Engineer units may be engaged in operational art anywhere within the theater commander's battlespace framework. The traditional EAC engineers may find themselves pushed forward to reinforce corps efforts. Combat engineers may find themselves assigned at the EAC in support of the commander's concept of operations. The engineer architecture in operational art is the skillful design, organization, and integration of engineer units into an organization that is responsive to commanders for the attainment of strategic and/or operational objectives.
The following paragraphs identify the types of engineer units and describe them by their base table of organization and equipment (TOE) or TDA.

HQ, ENCOM

The ENCOM is normally assigned to an ASCC. It—

  • Commands, controls, supervises, coordinates, and performs operational planning for the activities of assigned or attached engineer brigades, groups, and other units engaged in—
  • — Operational M/CM/S.

    — Construction.

    — Topographic activities.

    — Production of military geographic intelligence.

    — Other related activities.

  • Plans, coordinates, and supervises general troop and contractual construction support and support to the Army, other services, and allies throughout the theater.
  • Allocates engineer troops, materials, and equipment to construction projects.
  • Provides guidance and technical assistance to units engaged in construction projects.
  • Coordinates topographic and military geographic intelligence support to the theater Army.
  • Supervises contractual construction and labor, to include US, indigenous, and third-country personnel.

HQ, ENGINEER BRIGADE (THEATER ARMY)

This HQ is normally assigned to a theater Army and may be attached to an ENCOM. It—

  • Commands, controls, conducts planning for, and supervises attached engineer units that are engaged in CS and constructing and rehabilitating facilities in support of a TO.
  • Commands, controls, plans, and supervises the attached units' activities.
  • Allocates resources in support of engineer operations.
  • Supervises engineer units that are constructing and rehabilitating roads, structures, air-landing facilities, and petroleum-storage and -distribution facilities.
  • Supervises HN personnel and administers contractual construction and labor.

Utility teams (TOE 05530LH00) normally augment the capabilities of this unit when facilities engineering support is required.

HQ, ENGINEER BRIGADE (CORPS)

This HQ is normally assigned to a corps or an airborne corps. It—

  • Commands and controls assigned and attached units and coordinates engineer activities.
  • Plans and coordinates the operations of the engineer units that are engaged in CS and constructing and rehabilitating facilities in support of the corps or the airborne corps.
  • Plans and supervises the assigned and attached units' activities.
  • Allocates units and resources in support of engineer operations.
  • Plans and monitors the activities relating to river-crossing, barrier-placement, and counterobstacle and countermine operations.
  • Supervises the engineer units constructing and rehabilitating roads, trails, structures, air-landing facilities, and petroleum-storage facilities.
  • Supervises indigenous personnel and administers contractual construction and labor.
  • Provides an engineer staff element to the corps or the airborne corps HQ.
  • Plans and supervises terrain-intelligence and topographic operations.

HQ, ENGINEER GROUP (CONSTRUCTION)

This group HQ is normally assigned to a theater-engineer brigade and/or an ENCOM. It commands assigned and attached units and coordinates engineer activities. Because this HQ possesses a design/management section for specific engineering tasks at EAC, it can command, control, plan, and supervise the combat heavy engineer battalions' activities throughout the depth of the AO. It—

  • Plans, supervises, and coordinates the activities of the assigned and attached engineer units engaged in M/CM/S and general-engineering functions.
  • Supervises engineer units preparing and maintaining combat routes and MSR in the TO (to include the ingress and egress, battle positions, and river-crossing sites) and repairing bridges, fords, and culverts.
  • Plans and supervises engineer reconnaissance.
  • Conducts planning for and supervises assigned and attached engineer units performing general-engineering tasks, such as constructing and repairing landing strips, heliports, port facilities, and railroads.

HQ, ENGINEER GROUP (COMBAT)

This group HQ is normally assigned to a corps when the composition of the subordinate battalions is predominately combat-oriented and attached to an engineer brigade. At EAC, this group HQ may have a greater construction orientation; yet it brings valuable combat expertise to the EAC's reinforcing role in areas with forward-placed EWLs or special project zones. It—

  • Commands assigned and attached units and coordinates engineer activities.
  • Plans, supervises, and coordinates activities of assigned and attached engineer units engaged in M/CM/S and general-engineering functions.
  • Supervises engineer units preparing and maintaining combat routes and MSRs in the TO (to include the ingress and egress, battle positions, and river-crossing sites) and repairing bridges, fords, and culverts.
  • Plans and supervises engineer reconnaissance.
  • Conducts planning for and supervises assigned and attached engineer units performing general-engineering tasks, such as constructing and repairing landing strips, heliports, port facilities, and railroads.
  • Does not have a design management section.

ENGINEER BATTALION (COMBAT) (HEAVY)

The battalion is normally assigned to an engineer group, a brigade, a corps, or a joint or combined task force (TF). It—

  • Increases the combat effectiveness of the division, corps, and theater Army's forces by accomplishing general-engineering and M/CM/S tasks.
  • Constructs, repairs, and maintains the MSRs, landing strips, buildings, structures, and utilities.
  • Performs rear-area security operations, when required.

At EAC, this unit may work forward of the traditional corps rear boundaries, as well as the operational engineer missions with EWLs throughout the theater. The battalion—

  • Constructs, rehabilitates, repairs, maintains, and modifies landing strips, airfields, CPs, MSRs, supply installations, buildings, structures, and bridges.
  • Repairs and reconstructs (on a limited basis) railroads and sewage and water facilities.
  • Provides field-engineering assistance and support to divisional engineers preparing protective positions.
  • Conducts engineer reconnaissance.
  • Creates obstacles to degrade enemy mobility in rear areas.
  • Clears obstacles as part of an area-clearance operation, not as part of an assault-breaching operation.
  • Performs rear-area operations, to include infantry combat missions, within the limitations of organic weapons and equipment.
  • Supervises contractual construction, skilled construction labor, and unskilled indigenous personnel.
  • Conducts area-damage clearance/restoration operations.
  • Provides religious support to assigned and attached units.

PLATOONS/COMPANIES, ENGINEER BATTALION (PRIME POWER)

Platoons/companies are normally in DS or operational control (OPCON) to a theater engineer HQ, such as the ENCOM, the engineer brigade, or the theater Army. The battalion—

  • Generates electrical power and provides advice and technical assistance on all aspects of electrical power and distribution systems in support of military operations.
  • Maintains the Army's power-generation equipment.
  • Distributes the Army's power-generation equipment war reserves.

At EAC, this specialized unit provides specific essential services. It—

  • Designs and constructs power plants and distribution systems to the panel box for base camps.
  • Produces electrical power in support of C2 sites, hospitals, weapons systems, logistics support areas, tactical generators at fixed sites needing relief, and critical facilities.
  • Provides technical advice to commanders and senior engineers on all aspects of electrical-power systems.
  • Repairs and maintains organic power-production and distribution equipment.
  • Distributes power produced with organic systems.
  • Operates, maintains, and performs minor repairs to other electrical-power-production equipment, including HN fixed plants.
  • Provides electrical engineering support, such as limited design and analysis capabilities.
  • Performs electrical surveys.
  • Assists representatives from the electrical-related contracting office.
  • Provides quality control (QC) for contractor designs and for constructing electrical-power plants and power-distribution systems.
  • Manages and coordinates prime-power requirements worldwide.
  • Supports RPMA and power reliability and enhancement programs.

ENGINEER TOPOGRAPHIC BATTALION (THEATER ARMY)

The battalion is normally assigned to an ENCOM or a theater Army. It—

  • Provides C2 and support for theater topographic units, including the engineer topographic company (EAC).
  • Provides engineer topographic support to theater elements.
  • Collects, analyzes, manages, and disseminates topographic information.
  • Maintains topographic databases.
  • Produces map updates, substitutes (such as image maps), and supplements; overlays; and digital topographic data.
  • Provides terrain analyses and related products.
  • Interprets and measures imagery.
  • Performs topographic surveys and provides survey information to the theater elements.
  • Stores and distributes special topographic products that the company under C2 of the topographic battalion produces.
  • Requisitions, stores, and distributes topographic technical supplies for theater units (theater's authorized stockage list [ASL]).
  • Maintains liaison with allied topographic units, NIMA, and appropriate staff elements of support units.
  • Depends on a quartermaster map-distribution platoon for the storage and the distribution of standard mapping products and the operation of map depots.

ENGINEER COMBAT BATTALION (CORPS) (WHEELED)

The battalion is normally assigned to a corps and attached to an engineer brigade or group. At EAC, the battalion adds combat skills and talents to the engineer structure much like the combat heavy battalion adds construction skills, expertise, and protection capability to the divisional structure. It—

  • Increases the combat effectiveness of the corps by accomplishing M/CM/S and general-engineering tasks.
  • Reinforces divisional engineer units, when required.
  • Reorganizes into infantry units and fights as infantry, when required.
  • Participates in joint military operations, when required.
  • Commands, controls, and supervises assigned and attached units.
  • Provides engineer support when constructing obstacles and defensive positions.
  • Provides engineer support in assault river-crossing operations.
  • Performs general-engineering tasks (such as constructing, repairing, and maintaining landing strips, heliports, CPs, LOC, tactical routes, culverts, fords, supply installations, buildings, and structures) and other related horizontal construction tasks, as required.
  • Provides technical advice, assistance, and training in mine-warfare, field-fortification, camouflage, demolition, and engineer-reconnaissance techniques.
  • Provides engineer information and develops engineer intelligence.
  • Provides combat-engineer support for an independent TF or a joint military operation, when required.
  • Participates in rear-area operations, when required.

ENGINEER COMBAT BATTALION (CORPS) (MECHANIZED)

The battalion is normally assigned to a corps and attached to a combat brigade or group. At EAC, the battalion adds survivability combat skills and talents to the engineer structure much like the combat heavy battalion adds construction skills, expertise, and protection capability to the divisional structure. The battalion consists of a headquarters and headquarters company (HHC) and three combat-engineer line companies. It—

  • Increases the combat effectiveness of supported units by accomplishing M/CM/S and limited general-engineering tasks.
  • Reinforces divisional engineer units, when required.
  • Reorganizes into infantry units and fights as infantry, when required.
  • Participates in joint military operations, when required.
  • Commands, controls, and supervises assigned and attached units.
  • Provides engineer support when constructing obstacles and defensive positions.
  • Provides engineer support in assault river-crossing operations.
  • Performs limited general-engineering tasks (such as constructing, repairing, and maintaining CPs and fords) and other related horizontal construction tasks, as required.
  • Provides technical advice, assistance, and training in mine-warfare, field-fortification, camouflage, demolition, and engineer-reconnaissance techniques.
  • Provides engineer information and develops engineer intelligence.
  • Provides combat-engineering support for an independent TF or a joint military operation, when required.

ENGINEER COMPANY (TOPOGRAPHIC) (EAC)

The company is normally assigned to a theater Army. It—

  • Provides topographic-engineering support to EAC.
  • Compiles controlled, semicontrolled, and uncontrolled image maps and mosaics.
  • Revises existing maps and other topographic data within its capabilities.
  • Drafts special maps, overprints, overlays, and other topographic products.
  • Reproduces monochrome and multicolor maps, map substitutes, overlays, overprints, and other topographic products by offset lithography and photocopy.
  • Provides terrain-intelligence and terrain-analysis products.
  • Performs topographic surveys and provides survey information to the EAC.
  • Interprets and measures remote-sensed imagery.
  • Extends horizontal and vertical controls into corps and division areas.
  • Stores and distributes special topographic products that the company produces.
  • Provides a survey information system and maintains digital point- positioning databases (DPPDB).

ENGINEER COMPANY (CONSTRUCTION SUPPORT)

The company is normally assigned to an ENCOM for further attachment to an engineer brigade or group. It augments a combat heavy battalion to give it additional horizontal construction capability. The company normally does not perform construction independently. It—

  • Provides construction support, equipment, and personnel for rock crushing, bituminous mixing, paving, storage facilities, and airfields.
  • Provides support to one engineer brigade or group engaged in construction projects that—
  • — Require up to 75 tons per hour (tph) of crushed rock and sand from rock quarries and gravel pits for a two-shift operation.

    — Require up to 75 tph of washed and sized precrushed rock for a two-shift operation.

    — Require up to 150 tph of bituminous mixes and blends for paving projects for a one-shift operation.

    — Require equipment and operators to support selected construction for a two-shift operation and personnel with the capability of supervising contractual labor and indigenous personnel and assisting in the supervision of contractual construction.

ENGINEER DUMP-TRUCK COMPANY

The company is normally attached to an engineer brigade or group. It—

  • Operates dump trucks for moving bulk materials in support of other engineer units.
  • Provides a haul capacity of up to 600 tons of bulk material (such as gravel, earth fill, and crushed stone) per trip.

ENGINEER PIPELINE-CONSTRUCTION-SUPPORT COMPANY

The company is normally assigned to an ENCOM and attached to an engineer brigade or group. It augments a combat heavy battalion to give it the capability to perform pipeline operations. The company normally does not perform construction independently. It—

  • Provides technical personnel and specialized equipment to assist military units or indigenous personnel in constructing, rehabilitating, and maintaining pipeline systems.
  • Provides advisory personnel to support up to three engineer companies constructing a pipeline (stringing and coupling pipe), a pump station, and a dispensing facility and erecting a storage tank.
  • Provides specialized tools, equipment, and personnel to operate on a two-shift basis.
  • Is capable of transporting 21,000 linear feet of 6-inch pipe, 16,200 linear feet of 8-inch pipe, or 9,000 linear feet of 12-inch pipe over unimproved roads in two lifts.
  • Constructs and rehabilitates pipeline systems, to include erecting storage tanks when construction units are available.

ENGINEER PORT-CONSTRUCTION COMPANY

The company is normally assigned to an ENCOM and may be further attached to an engineer brigade or group. It augments a combat heavy battalion to give it the specialized equipment required for port-construction and -repair operations. The company normally does not perform construction independently. It—

  • Provides specialized engineer support in developing, rehabilitating, and maintaining port facilities, to include LOTS operations.
  • Constructs, rehabilitates, and maintains offshore facilities, to include mooring systems, jetties, breakwaters, and other structures required to provide safe anchorage for ocean-going vessels.
  • Constructs, rehabilitates, and maintains piers, wharves, ramps, and related structures required for cargo loading and off-loading.
  • Constructs facilities for roll-on-roll-off, break bulk, and containerized cargo handling.
  • Maintains tanker-discharge facilities, to include repairing or replacing existing POL jetties and submarine pipelines.
  • Provides limited dredging and removes underwater obstructions.
  • Installs the Off-Shore Petroleum Discharge System (OPDS) in support of Army LOTS operations where no naval units are assigned.
  • Provides operators for selected items of equipment for a two-shift operation.
  • Depends on the pipeline-construction engineer company for radiographic inspection of pipeline welds, when required, and the lightweight diving team for underwater construction, survey, reconnaissance, and recovery.

ENGINEER COMPANY, (MULTIROLE BRIDGE)

The company is normally task-organized to a corps or a divisional engineer battalion or a combat-engineer group to support bridging operations. It—

  • Provides personnel and equipment to transport, assemble, disassemble, retrieve, and maintain all standard US Army bridging systems.
  • Provides transportation for the palletized load system (PLS) configured cargo.

ENGINEER BRIDGE COMPANY (PANEL BRIDGE)

The company is normally assigned to a corps and attached to an engineer brigade or group. It—

  • Provides personnel and equipment to transport, assemble, disassemble, and maintain engineer bridging.
  • Provides dump trucks for earthmoving and engineer-mission cargo hauling in emergencies by downloading bridge loads.
  • Provides one panel bridge set (bailey), with sufficient components, and a cable reinforcement set for erecting bridges of various spans and load classes. The set includes two 24.4-meter (80 feet) double-truss, single-story (Class 50 wheeled/Class 60 tracked) bridges without a cable reinforcement set and one 58.5-meter (180 feet) triple-truss, single-story (Class 50 wheeled/Class 60 tracked) bridge with a cable reinforcement set. Additional bridge components for spans over 100 feet are available.
  • Provides technical supervision to assist other engineer units in bridge construction.
  • Constructs bridges (in emergencies) using organic personnel, but with increased construction times.
  • Provides 5-ton dump trucks for earthmoving and general-engineering-mission cargo hauling with a 150-ton capacity per trip when bridging is not loaded.

ENGINEER BRIDGE COMPANY, MEDIUM-GIRDER BRIDGE (MGB)

The company is normally assigned to a corps and attached to an engineer brigade or group. When task organized to the ENCOM, the bridge company is normally attached to an engineer group to provide upgrades to tactical bridging for an increased sustainment-flow capability. It—

  • Provides personnel and equipment to transport, assemble, disassemble, and maintain engineer bridging.
  • Provides dump trucks for earthmoving and engineer-mission cargo hauling in emergencies by downloading bridge loads.
  • Provides four MGB sets with sufficient components to assemble various spans and load classes of single- and double-story bridges. Under normal conditions, the sets include four 31.5-meter (103 feet) Class 60 bridges or two 49.6-meter (163 feet) Class 60 bridges with reinforcement kits.
  • Provides personnel and equipment to assemble two bridges simultaneously.
  • Provides technical supervision to assist other engineer units in bridge assembly and disassembly.
  • Provides 5-ton dump trucks for earthmoving and general-engineering-mission cargo hauling with a 150-ton capacity per trip when bridging is not loaded.
  • Provides personnel and equipment to load, transport, and advise on the erection of panel-bridging equipment, when required.

ENGINEER COMPANY, ASSAULT FLOAT BRIDGE (AFB)

The company is normally assigned to a corps and attached to an engineer brigade or group. It—

  • Provides personnel and equipment to transport, assemble, disassemble, retrieve, and maintain the engineer AFB at one or multiple bridge sites.
  • Provides engineer-mission hauling of palletized cargo in emergencies by immobilizing bridge loads.
  • Provides about 213 meters (700 feet) of a Class 96 wheeled/Class 75 tracked float bridge or six Class 96 wheeled/Class 75 tracked rafts based on a 0 to 3 feet per second water velocity.
  • Conducts nontactical bridging and rafting missions, as required.
  • Transports up to 560 tons of engineer-mission cargo in a single haul over highways and 280 tons of engineer-mission cargo in a single haul over unimproved roads and combat trails when the bridge load has been immobilized.

ENGINEER COMPANY (COMBAT-SUPPORT EQUIPMENT)

The company is normally assigned to a corps and attached to an engineer brigade or group. When assigned to the ENCOM, the company augments the horizontal-equipment capabilities of the combat heavy battalions that are engaged in theater projects such as airfields, logistics bases, or MSR maintenance. It—

  • Supports engineer combat operations within corps and division areas by conducting M/CM/S and general-engineering tasks.
  • Provides manned engineer construction equipment to construct, rehabilitate, repair, maintain, and modify landing strips, airfields, CPs, MSRs, and LOC.
  • Provides construction equipment support for divisional engineer battalions, when required.
  • Provides dump-truck support, when required.

ENGINEER COMPANY (LIGHT EQUIPMENT) (AIRBORNE)

The company is normally assigned to a corps or another major tactical command and attached to an engineer brigade, battalion, or group. It—

  • Augments engineer operations and capabilities in support of light-force operations with engineer equipment.
  • Provides earthmoving equipment support in an airborne, an air assault, an airmobile, or a light-force operation on a two-shift basis.
  • Provides a cross-country dump-truck capability of about 50 cubic yards or 45 tons per lift.
  • Can parachute or be air-delivered to work sites.

ENGINEER COMPANY (LIGHT EQUIPMENT) (AIR ASSAULT)

The company is normally assigned to a corps or another major tactical command and attached to an engineer brigade, battalion, or group. It—

  • Augments engineer operations and capabilities in support of light-force operations with engineer equipment.
  • Provides earthmoving equipment support in an airborne, an assault, or a light-force operation on a two-shift basis.
  • Provides a cross-country dump-truck capability of about 50 cubic yards or 45 tons per lift.

ENGINEER COMPANY (TOPOGRAPHIC) (CORPS)

The company is normally assigned to a theater Army engineer battalion (topographic). It—

  • Provides topographic-engineer support to the corps.
  • Compiles controlled and uncontrolled photomaps and mosaics.
  • Revises existing maps and other topographic data within its capabilities.
  • Drafts special maps, overprints, overlays, and other topographic products.
  • Reproduces monochrome and multicolor maps, map substitutes, overlays, overprints, and other topographic products by offset lithography and photocopy.
  • Provides terrain-intelligence and terrain-analysis products.
  • Performs topographic surveys and provides survey information.
  • Interprets and measures remote-sensed imagery.
  • Extends horizontal and vertical controls into corps and division areas.
  • Stores and distributes special topographic products that the company produces.
  • Provides a survey information system and maintains DPPDB.

HQ DETACHMENT, ENGINEER BATTALION

The detachment is normally assigned to an engineer group or a brigade HQ at the corps or the EAC level. It—

  • Provides teams for the command, control, and administrative support of separate engineer companies and engineer teams organized under the 05-500 series.
  • Can provide command, control, and planning for three to seven companies and teams performing engineering tasks.

ENGINEER TEAM, UTILITIES (4000)

The team is normally attached to an engineer brigade or group or may be organized into an engineer-composite service unit. It—

  • Provides limited construction for specialized engineer support in the TO.
  • Provides limited facility engineering support in the areas of carpentry, masonry, electrical, plumbing, and road maintenance and repair.

ENGINEER TEAM, FIRE-PROTECTION HQ (LA)

The team provides C2/administrative support. One LA team can control three to seven fire-fighting teams (LB or LC). A team commander serves as the fire marshal of an installation/a facility or within his AOR. An LA team—

  • Plans for fire defense on an installation.
  • Conducts fire-prevention inspections.
  • Conducts fire investigations.
  • Establishes a fire-department communications network between the HQ, the MP, the airfield, and the fire-fighting teams.
  • Commands the fire-fighting teams.
  • Maintains and refills fire extinguishers.
  • Makes minor repairs to fire hoses.
  • Inspects and maintains fixed fire-protection systems on an installation/in an AO.
  • Coordinates the resupply of fire-fighting assets, agents, self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) air, and fuel.
  • Coordinates mutual aid with other services/HN fire-protection assets.

ENGINEER TEAM, FIRE TRUCK (LB)

The team provides fire protection, administers first aid, provides an initial response to HAZMAT incidents, and implements a fire-prevention program. A commander's primary task list determines the team's assignments. An LB team—

  • Provides crash/rescue support for medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) and normal flight or maintenance standbys.
  • Conducts fire-prevention inspections on an installation or airfield.
  • Provides C2 of the non-fire-fighting assets used to support natural-cover fire-fighting operations (such as heavy equipment and personnel).
  • Conducts fire-fighting operations (such as structural, crash/rescue, and natural cover) on an installation/in an AO.
  • Provides emergency medical assistance to victims.
  • Conducts an initial response to HAZMAT incidents.
  • Conducts the training of unit-level fire brigades.
  • Assist with medical resources during mass casualty incidents.
  • Assist in HNS, as a commander requires.

ENGINEER TEAM, WATER TRUCK (LC)

The team transports water to resupply fire-fighting teams when a fixed water supply is not in place. It also supplies manpower to fire-fighting teams. One LC team is assigned to each LB team. An LC team—

  • Conducts water-resupply support to fire-fighting teams.
  • Provides additional manpower support to fire-fighting teams.
  • Conducts reconnaissance of water-resupply points.
  • Maintains the emergency water-supply points.
  • Assists in HNS, as a commander requires.

An aircraft crash/rescue team provides support to Army aviation and to Air Force, Navy, Marine, allied, and civil aviation assets in support of Army operations. The types of support include, search and rescue, emergency evacuation, FARP, and basic life support.

The standard requirement for crash/rescue operations will be a minimum of one LB team and one LC team. Aircraft that are over 10,000 pounds, have a normal fuel load over 400 gallons or have an average load of 12 or more persons, will require two LB teams and one LC, as a minimum. Additional LB teams can be assigned, if available.

ENGINEER TEAM, QUARRY (75 TPH)

The team is normally attached or assigned to a fixed-strength unit or may be organized into an engineer composite unit. It—

  • Performs rock-crushing operations, which increases the capabilities of the construction group in major horizontal construction projects, such as roads, storage facilities, and airfields.
  • Provides personnel and equipment for a 24-hour period to operate the 75-tph crushing plant and to issue its product to users.
  • Provides personnel and equipment for drilling and blasting operations that are required to produce raw stone for operating the 75-tph crushing plant.
  • Is capable of hauling 30 tons of rock per trip from the quarry to the processing plant.

ENGINEER TEAM, WELL DRILLING

The team is normally attached to an engineer battalion (combat) (heavy). It—

  • Provides personnel and equipment for drilling and developing water wells.
  • Is capable of drilling and casting two complete water-well holes of 5 7/8 inches in diameter to a depth of 2,500 feet.
  • Installs casings, screens, and pumps and develops the well to provide water at the wellhead.

ENGINEER HEAVY DIVING TEAM

The team is normally assigned to a theater Army and attached to an ENCOM to support commanders in ports, harbors, and coastal zones. It—

  • Assists in constructing port facilities, LOTS structures, and floating barriers.
  • Repairs damaged piers, docks, wharves, seawalls, and breakwaters.
  • Clears underwater obstructions and marks navigational waterways.
  • Reduces and emplaces underwater obstacles and mines.
  • Reduces structures with underwater demolitions.
  • Recovers sunken material and vessels.
  • Installs and maintains vessel moorings.
  • Repairs Army lighters and vessels.
  • Installs and maintains the underwater portion of off-shore petroleum and water-distribution systems.
  • Protects land forces, vessels, and underwater structures from underwater threats, reducing the probability of underwater structural damage.

ENGINEER LIGHT DIVING TEAM

The team is normally assigned to a corps and attached to an engineer brigade or group. It—

  • Provides nearshore and far-shore river-crossing-site reconnaissance and marks and prepares landing sites, riverbanks, and exit routes for crossing forces.
  • Emplaces and reduces underwater obstacles and mines.
  • Reduces structures with underwater demolitions.
  • Collects underwater terrain data.
  • Repairs damaged bridges, locks, dams, pipelines, canals, and levees.
  • Constructs underwater bridge structures, obstacles, and floating barriers.
  • Recovers submerged weapons systems.
  • Protects land forces, river-crossing equipment, and underwater structures from underwater threats and deceives enemy forces of friendly underwater and waterborne intentions.
  • Clears and marks inland navigational waterways.

The light team should be capable of supporting the heavy diving team in ports, harbors, and coastal zones. However, it will lack the heavy salvage and diving equipment required to perform salvage and continuous deep-sea diving operations.

ENGINEER TEAM, REAL ESTATE

The team is normally assigned or attached to an ENCOM or may be organized into an engineer composite service unit. It—

  • Acquires, uses, and disposes of real property for military purposes.
  • Inventories and records installed and personal property located on installations.

ENGINEER TEAM, TOPOGRAPHIC PLANNING AND CONTROL

The team is normally assigned to a theater Army. It—

  • Coordinates the activities of and performs topographic operational planning for units and agencies engaged in producing and supplying military geographic information and topographic products to the theater Army.
  • Determines the requirements and provides the programs for and the coordination of engineer topographic units assigned or attached to the theater.
  • Coordinates with the NIMA, the host/allied nations' topographic support activities, and the higher HQ to accomplish the mission.

FE TEAM

The FE team is a reserve TDA unit with specific installation responsibilities. In times of national emergencies and contingency operations, it may be mobilized and attached to either an ASCC, a TAACOM, an ASG, a corps HQ, or a staff element of a TF HQ. When three or more FE teams are operating in a theater, an engineer support group is usually formed. It provides an additional depth of FE capability, and it has C2 over its assigned teams. The engineer support group has the capability to perform the same missions as the FE teams. The group—

  • Manages engineer resources in support of facility and civil engineering, performs master planning, and allocates resources, to include inspecting facilities; identifying, prioritizing, and conducting work; planning boards; and developing facility and civil-engineer projects.
  • Manages real property and can control real estate engineer teams and coordinate their activities.
  • Manages housing and space use.
  • Manages the theater environmental-compliance and prevention programs, to include environmental-compliance assessments, recommendations for corrective actions, and proper reporting.
  • Performs limited design, to include preparing drawings, specifications, and cost estimates in support of facility and civil-engineer projects.
  • Reviews the designs of contract architects and engineers to ensure that they conform to the user's requirements, mission, and codes.
  • Manages utilities services, maintenance, and repair efforts and can control engineer utility teams and coordinate their activities.
  • Inspects and ensures that the quality standards of construction projects by contract or troop labor are met.
  • Manages base operations, to include sanitation and landfill operations and can control fire-fighting and utility teams and coordinate their activities.
  • Can perform limited supervision of troop labor and indigenous personnel.
  • Manages facility-engineering supplies through assigned units.



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