ENGINEER EMPLOYMENT PRINCIPLES
This lesson addresses engineer organizational principles and the task-
organization process essential for building a TF that can accomplish the
TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE:
will identify the eight
principles and the five steps
in the task-
You will be given the material contained in this lesson.
You will correctly answer all questions on the practice
exercise at the end of this lesson.
The material contained in this lesson was derived from FMs
5-71-100, 5-100, and 101-5 and from other material approved
by the USAES.
As a division engineer company commander or a staff engineer preparing for
battle, you must understand how the task-organization process facilitates
and enhances engineer support of Army operation.
Wartime missions often
require that several units operate together as a combined-arms force.
Standard guidelines help the commander and his staff accomplish this
reorganization and the task-organization process.
principles were developed as a guide for the engineer officer who is
responsible for task-organizing engineer elements to meet the diverse
requirements of Army operations.
1-1. Imperatives of Army Operations.
The tenets of Army operations-
initiative, agility, depth, synchronization, and versatility-provide
general guidance for conducting war.
Ten imperatives support these
tenets and provide key operating requirements for success on today's
Engineer operations help the commander meet the
a. Assure unity of effort.
Commanders direct the use of available
combat power toward clearly defined, attainable, and decisive goals.