A Multifunctional Engineer Battalion
ARMY ENGINEER SCHOOL FORT LEONARD WOOD MO
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On 8 January 2003, the 54th was alerted for deployment to Kuwait in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Within five days, the battalion had assembled its companies and loaded its equipment on the train for its journey toward Baghdad. The 54th is assigned to the 130th Engineer Brigade, V Corps, in Bamberg, Germany. It has developed a training support relationship with the divisional cavalry squadrons of the 1st Infantry Division and 1st Armored Division, the 173d Infantry Brigade Airborne, and the Allied Command Europe s Allied Mobile Force Land. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, the battalion supported 3ID in much the same fashion. Headquarters and Headquarters Company HHC and Bravo Company, 54th Engineer Battalion, and two Reserve Component multirole bridge companies MRBCs were attached to the Raiders of 1st Brigade Combat Team 1BCT. Alpha Company was attached, for combat operations, to the Spartans of 2BCT, and Charlie Company to the Sabres of the 3d Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment. Throughout the war and subsequent stability operations and support operations SOSO, the 54th gained and lost numerous company- and detachment-sized forces, and changed colonel-level commands nine times.
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