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


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a569339.pdf


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