(2) Each maneuver level requires a responsive engineer force even
though emphasis and effort are pushed forward. The wide variety
of engineer units provides flexibility when building the engineer
structure to meet the needs of the command. Tasks occur at every
echelon of command within the theater of operations (TO).
Engineer elements are allocated from the theater to individual TF
platoons. Engineer commands (ENCOMs) are the C2 headquarters for
engineer units assigned or attached to theater armies.
primary concern is the theater sustainment base, including the
requirements of other services and allied military forces. These
commands plan, coordinate, and supervise construction.
primary role is to ensure that engineer support in the
Engineer brigades, groups, battalions (combat,
combat (heavy), topographic, bridge, and support) and separate
companies are tailored to operate within the TO in support of the
These engineer units are most responsive at
their designed operation level.
(3) You should mass specialized elements, such as A&O sections, into
a specialized unit when appropriate. When specialized units are
d. Overlay engineer headquarters elements on the allocated engineer
elements for their C2.
(1) An engineer headquarters should never be left idle.
(2) A single controlling engineer does not have to support a maneuver
commander if the maneuver commander has a staff engineer.
(3) A platoon leader can control-
A reinforced division engineer or a combat engineer platoon.
Three division engineer squads and two combat engineer squads
with equipment augmentation (combat engineer vehicle (CEV),
armored vehicle-launched bridge (AVLB), mine-clearing line
charge (MICLIC), and armored vehicle-launched MICLIC (AVLM)).
(4) An engineer company commander can control two to five division
engineer, combat engineer, or maneuver platoons plus additional
(5) A battalion commander can control two to six division engineer,
combat engineer, or maneuver companies plus additional A&O
platoons or sections.