Single Engineer Soldier for the Future Army
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The Army of the twenty first century will require changes to the existing combat and combat support structure to maintain. flexibility and tailor ability. Combining the engineer career fields CMF 12,51 and 62, to create a single engineer soldier to support the Army Force XXI concept and the future Army is a possible step. The concept of the single engineer soldier is not a unique one and the model of the Netherlands Army engineer is discussed. The proposal is not -revolutionary but one of change in doctrine, employment and training. The end result is a strategic reshaping of the engineer force. Using the doctrine, training, leader development, organization, materiel and soldiers DTLOMS framework the concept of creating a multi-skilled engineer is developed. The new engineer structure is not a reduction in strength but an alignment of capabilities. Reliance on contracted sustainment engineering will be the norm. The single engineer soldier concept is a bold move forward to meet the anticipated requirements of the Army in the 21st century.
- Military Forces and Organizations