Branch Engineering and Army Corps of Engineers

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  1. Classof83

    Classof83 Member

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    My DD is 3Q and has a MOC nomination to USMA Class of 2015. She wants to study civil engineering and wants to know the relationship between branching engineers and the Army Corp of Engineers (i.e. is the Army Engineer Branch part of the Army Corp of Engineers?).

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  2. AKH

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    Yes, the branch is part of the Army Corps of Engineers.
     
  3. sarah.carroll17

    sarah.carroll17 USMA 2015 Appointee

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    My experience with Engineers is the same as with any other branch/MOS in the military; whether or not you actually get to do your "job" is luck of the draw. In the Army specifically there are two main types of engineering units - vertical and horizontal. Vertical EN Battalions or Companies are for building and construction, while horizontal works on clearance. For the Battalion I'm currently with, "clearance" means Route Clearance...IED's, landmines...we work closely with EOD.
     

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