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?
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS
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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.
- Civil Engineering
- Structural Engineering and Building Technology
- Military Forces and Organizations