Accession Number : ADA569339
Title : Engineer Company Force Structure Force Modularization in Support of Decisive Action. Does the Corps of Engineers Need to Re-Structure Engineer Construction Companies Again in order to Support Decisive Actions?
Descriptive Note : Master's thesis
Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS
Personal Author(s) : Escobar, Samuel A
Report Date : 16 May 2012
Pagination or Media Count : 108
Abstract : Decisive action by the U.S. Army places additional weight on construction units, particularly in support of construction missions during offensive, defensive, stability, or Defense Support to Civil Authorities (DCSA) operations. Yet organic engineer capabilities have been reduced in the current and future company structure. The author examines past, present, and future engineer construction companies in support of unified land operations with an emphasis on decisive action. The thesis will examine three different engineer company structures: the Legacy Construction Company (under FORCE XXI model), the Echelon Above Brigade (EAB) Company, and the Construction Support Company within the Brigade Combat Team Engineer organization. Additional topics addressed include the capabilities that exist within engineer construction companies; the responsibilities they have to provide support for mobility, counter-mobility, survivability, and general engineering; the current Army Universal Task List (AUTL) for each organization; and changes in Doctrine, Organization, Training, Materiel, Leadership, Personnel, and Facilities (DOTMLFP) as new structures develop. The thesis was completed at the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC), Fort Benning, GA under the authority of the Command and General Staff College (CGSC), Fort Leavenworth, KS.
Descriptors : *ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS , *COMPANY LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS , *CONSTRUCTION , *MILITARY ENGINEERS , *ORGANIZATIONAL REALIGNMENT , ARMY PERSONNEL , BATTALION LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS , COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS , MILITARY CAPABILITIES , MILITARY ENGINEERING , MISSIONS , THESES
Subject Categories : Civil Engineering
Structural Engineering and Building Technology
Military Forces and Organizations
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE