Combat Engineer and Sapper

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Army Combat Engineers

The unparalleled skills and hands-on training you gain in U.S. Army engineering jobs can't be matched anywhere else. In fact, the Army Corps of Engineers is the world's largest public engineering, design and construction management agency. Competitive engineering jobs range from technical and environmental to combat.

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In the U.S. Army, Sappers are combat engineers or other personnel who support the front-line infantry, and they have fought in every war in American history. A sapper may perform any of a variety of combat engineering duties. Such tasks typically include bridge-building, laying or clearing minefields, demolitions, field defenses as well as building, road and airfield construction and repair.


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In land operations, clearing operations are designed to clear or neutralize all mines, other EHs, or obstacles from a route or area. Clearing operations are normally mobility operations (however they can also support ISR operations) and, as with most mobility operations, is often performed by a combined arms force built around an engineer-based clearing force. Clearing operations are a combined arms tactical-enabling mission conducted when the commander orders all EHs (enemy and friendly) and enemy obstacles to be cleared within an assigned area or along a specified route.


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