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Accession Number ADA592591
Title Can the Modular Engineer Battalion Headquarters Be Multifunctional.
Publication Date Aug 2009
Media Count 6p
Personal Author W. C. Hannan
Abstract The 5th Engineer Battalion received its deployment order for Operation Iraqi Freedom late in 2007 and deployed the following year. The battalion had recently transformed to the new modular structure, and its three mechanized companies became one sapper company and two mobility augmentation companies (MACs). Its projected mission in Iraq was route clearance, rapid crater repair, route sanitation, and culvert denial, so the battalion trained hard for those tasks. That training included a mission readiness exercise at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, California. However, soon after deploying to Iraq, the battalion was involved in multiple construction projects across the areas of operation of two brigade combat teams (BCTs). Regardless of the type of engineer battalion or the missions its leaders expected to have, those BCTs needed immediate construction and technical support.
Keywords Area denial
Battalion level organizations
Brigade level organizations
Military engineering
Military engineers
Modular construction
Operational readiness

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 50B - Civil Engineering
74 - Military Sciences
Corporate Author Army Engineer School, Fort Leonard Wood, MO.
Document Type Journal article
Title Note Journal article.
NTIS Issue Number 1412
Contract Number N/A

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