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					                                               MESSAGE TO THE REGIMENT #52:
                                                    “The Engineer Blast”
                                                                      21 February 2008

A. Overview: The Office of the Chief of Engineers is pleased to forward this fifty-second
version of “The Engineer Blast”.

Thanks for all you do and stay safe – enjoy the “BLAST!!”
NOTE: In order to further enhance communications from the major entities of the Engineer Regiment to the field, the Office, Chief of Engineers (OCE) is facilitating a
process to spread Engineer knowledge from the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), The United States Army Engineer School (USAES), Engineer Branch,
other Engineer agencies, and our office in the Pentagon. All links should work for .mil computers.


                                                           CONGRATULATIONS !!!!!!!

                                 COMMAND SERGEANT MAJOR MICHEAL L. BUXBAUM
                                            18TH ENGINEER BRIGADE
                                             HAS BEEN SELECTED AS
                                          COMMAND SERGEANT MAJOR
                                    UNITED STATES ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS

                                    COMMAND SERGEANT MAJOR ROBERT J. WELLS
                                  UNITED STATES ARMY NATIONAL TRAINING CENTER
                                              HAS BEEN SELECTED AS
                                            COMMAND SERGEANT MAJOR
                                      UNITED STATES ARMY ENGINEER SCHOOL

     The US Army Engineer School would like to invite all of the engineer community, to include spouses, to the
     annual Engineer Regimental Conference- ENFORCE 2008. This year's conference activities will be held
     in two locations: St. Louis, 4 thru 6 May 2008 and Ft. Leonard Wood, 7 thru 10 May 2008. Beginning with a
     half day of registration and Army Engineer Association's evening Ice-breaker on Sunday, you can expect the
     following five days to be filled with extraordinary events and socials activities in both St. Louis and on Fort
     Leonard Wood. More information below in the USAES section.

                                                     BEST SAPPER COMPETITION 2008

The annual Best Sapper Competition will be held 6-8 May 2008 at Fort Leonard Wood MO. The Best Sapper
Competition tests the physical endurance and technical knowledge of the best Soldiers in the Engineer Regiment.
Teams will be tested on demolitions, foreign weapons, mountaineering, land navigation and more. This year’s
competition is open to all personnel serving in a 21 series MOS. Teams are encouraged to register early to ensure
their spot in the competition by visiting www.bestsapper08.com. [Gilion, Brent MAJ] Fort Leonard Wood is
excited about this year's competition. Many innovative and interesting changes have been made to how the
competition will be conducted that will make it the best competition to date. Many units have been expressing
their interest in sending teams so it is absolutely critical that teams get registered on the website as soon as
possible. To get more information about the Best Sapper Competition or to find out more information about the
Sapper Leader Course visit, www.wood.army.mil/sapper.

B. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) provides the following information:
1. Army Chief of Engineers Launches Blog: Lieutenant General Robert L. Van Antwerp, the 52nd Chief of
Engineers and Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, today ventured into the blogosphere for the
first time with a blog about Iraq reconstruction efforts. Van Antwerp visited Iraq in late January to observe the
Corps' ongoing mission there.

The blog, called "Corps-e-spondence," includes RSS (Really Simple Syndication), so readers can subscribe and
automatically receive updates. Readers may also post questions and comments.

"This is the way of the future," Van Antwerp said. "We should be out there, too - clearly and openly
communicating with the American public every chance we get.” (More...)

2. The Chief Sends – Topographer of the Army: I write to you today as Topographer of the Army. This is a
great reminder of our Corps' historical role as Engineers providing mapping and terrain information for our Army
and Nation. Today we are in the midst of a transformation in military topography that will revolutionize the
provision of geospatial information to our Soldiers and commanders. This transformation necessitates sweeping
changes in the way we execute our business serving the Army. (More..)

3. President's FY 2009 Budget for USACE Civil Works Program Released”

Washington (Feb. 4, 2008) - The President's Budget for fiscal year 2009 (FY09) transmitted to Congress today
includes $4.741 billion in new federal funding for the annual Civil Works program of the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers, and an additional $5.761 billion in an emergency request for a total request of $10.502 billion.

Mr. John Paul Woodley, Jr., Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, said, "This year's civil works
budget provides critical funding for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to continue to contribute to the nation's
economic and environmental well being.

"The budget funds the planning, design and construction of projects for the three main water resources mission
areas of the Corps, which are commercial navigation, flood and coastal storm damage reduction, and aquatic
ecosystem restoration, and gives priority to those projects that will provide the highest returns on the nation's
investment," Woodley continued. (More...)

4. If you are a Reserve Soldier looking for an Engineer position opportunity, check this link for availabilities.
Some postings may not be with USACE. Updated 25 Jan 08

5. Engineer Publications: "To the Immortal Name and Memory of George Washington"

6. The following information is provided by the 412th ENCOM—MAJ Forte

GWOT:

Currently, the 412th Theater Engineer Command (TEC) has numerous Soldiers mobilized in support of GWOT,
both in CENTCOM and USEUCOM AORs. The 412th TEC continues to conduct staff planning for the
mobilization of five separate units, and is in possession of mobilization orders for the Gulf Regional Division
deployment cell, Det 18, 412th TEC, as well as for the 926th EN BDE. The GRD Deployment Cell departs from
its mobilization station, Camp Shelby, Mississippi in the coming week and reports to its theater mission fully
prepared for success. The 926th Engineer Brigade begins Extended Combat Training at Camp Shelby in
preparation for transitioning to mobilization station activities and subsequent deployment to theater.

Transformation (TEC): The Vice Chief of Staff of the Army (VCSA) has signed documents implementing the
conversion of the 412th & 416th ENCOM’s to the Theater Engineer Command (TEC) structure in conjunction
with DA Initiative 23. The 412th TEC is currently standing up the first of two Deployable Command Posts
(DCP’s) in anticipation of a formal order authorized by this initiative.

FEST-M: The 412th TEC continues to support the activation of a FEST-M at Vicksburg, MS in conjunction
with (ICW) the USACE MVD Working Group and HQ, USACE Process Delivery Team (PDT) and is exploring
training opportunities for 4QTY08.

COCOM Support:

   The 412th TEC (Forward-Pacific) continues to plan in support of Humanitarian Construction Assistance
    operations in support of USARPAC Cobra Gold (Thailand) 5-16 MAY 08, Balikatan (Philippines) 18 FEB –
    02 MAR 08, and projects in Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. The 412th TEC (Forward-Pacific) continue
    participation in exercise Key Resolve (KR) and planning for Ulchi Freedoms Guardian (UFG), both
    supporting US Forces Korea.
   Elements of the 412th TEC (Forward-Europe) continue to plan and support operations AUSTERE
    CHALLENGE, 28 APR -13 MAY 08, GUARDIAN SHIELD 08 and SILENT WARRIOR 08.

COCOM Opportunities:

   The 412th TEC (Forward-Europe) announces the following opportunities supporting USAREUR:
        12-18 month CO-ADOS opportunities for six (6) Reserve Component personnel to support ASCC-
          level engineer operations within USAREUR. Target candidates will be in the grade of MAJ with staff
          and deployment experience.
        12 month ADSW opportunity supporting Troop Construction at the Joint Multi-National readiness
          center at Hohenfels, Germany and will entail engineer planning and management of construction
          operations to support vertical horizontal and full spectrum engineer operations in the contemporary
          operating environment. Ideal candidates will be MAJ/CPT for OIC and SFC-SGT for NCOIC.
        Exercise participation opportunity AUSTERE CHALLENGE supporting V Corps in the USAREUR
          AOR. Exercise dates are 28 APR – 13 MAY 08 and include 1 x LTC, 4 x MAJ, and 2 x CPT. All
          officers should be engineer branch with experience on Battalion and higher echelon staffs.

Interested individuals should contact MAJ Frank Hopkins at frank.hopkins@eur.army.mil and MAJ Victor Green
at victor.green@usar.army.mil.

Exercise Related Construction:

   The 412th TEC (Forward – Europe) has initiated informal coordination with elements of AFRICOM to
    support possible future ERC missions.

   The 412th TEC (Forward –Pacific) continues planning in support of PACOM/USARPAC. Exercises that
    will be executed potentially by Army Reserve equities during TY08 include:
                   1. Cobra Gold (Thailand) 5-16 MAY 08
                   2. Balikatan (Philippines) 18 FEB – 02 MAR 08
                   1. Elements of the 412th TEC (Forward –Pacific) have initiated planning for six
                      Humanitarian Assistance projects in Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia.

   The 412th TEC is conducting an ADT/TDY maintenance operation called Castle Wrench at Yermo, CA in
    support of Operation Sand Castle 08. We are looking for Soldiers with maintenance MOS’s (62B, 63B, &
    92A) to conduct 10 and 20 level maintenance on wheeled and tracked vehicles. The operation began 04 FEB
    08 and will conclude on or about 18 May in 14 day increments. Housing is available for participants at a
    local motel and meals are available. Interested TPU personnel can contact MAJ Jon Brierton, 412th TEC
    Chief of Operations at 601-631-6188 or email him at jon.brierton@us.army.mil

7. The following information is provided by the 416th ENCOM – SGM Prater

GWOT: 416th TEC currently has 29 Soldiers mobilized in support of OIF/OEF in the CENTCOM AOR. The
416 TEC is currently in the process of mobilizing multiple units and Soldiers throughout the Command and
throughout the world.
Army Reserve Command and Control (ARC2): The 416th TEC has assumed Command and Control of over 133
units and 13,000 Engineer spaces in an AOR consisting of 29 states.

Exercises:

SOUTHCOM:
New Horizons Honduras - The 416th TEC is the USARC Executive agent for New Horizons (NH) in the
SOUTHCOM Area of Operations. The new program is called Beyond the Horizons or BTH. The operation runs
from 15 February - 7 June 2008. Location for the operation is in the vicinity of Soto Cano Airbase, Honduras.
The operation is in a base camp environment with government housing and meals provided. Interested Soldiers
must complete a resume of service. The positions are for Army Reserve TPU Soldiers and NG Soldiers. Send
requests/resumes to SFC Clifford M. Preetorius at clifford.preetorius@usar.army.mil

Tradewinds Dominican Republic -Tradewinds is a Multi-National training exercise. It is comprised of elements
from 19 Caribbean nations as well as the United States and The Royal British Marines. The current overall scope
is to train the civil and military authorities in riot/crowd control as well as weapons proficiency. The Scope for
the USAR is to provide Combat Service Support (CSS) for all US and HN as well as participating countries with
CSS and Sustainment Engineering.

Operation Essayons (OE) - The 416th ENCOM serves as the USARC Action Agent for Operation Essayons,
whereby Reserve Component Engineers provide construction assets in support of installation construction and
the development of the Combat Support Training Center at Fort Hunter-Liggett, Calif. While increasing the
infrastructure of FHL, Reserve Component Engineers also utilize the vast training areas at FHL to hone their
tactical skills in preparation for participation in WAREX the following year. This year the exercise will be
conducted in two rotations (14 July – 12 Aug 08) with the 411th EN BDE providing oversight and each
participating battalion providing the TF CDR during their rotation.

CENTCOM:
Shoot house missions - TEC Engineers are currently preparing a schematic concept plan of the shoot house for
SOCCENT. The shoot house will be a major training facility in Kenya.

416th TEC POC EMAIL: eng416tec@usar.army.mil

8. The Gulf Region Division (GRD) GRD provides the following articles.

             Release
  Type                                                  Title                                  Region       Author
              Date
 Release   2/20/2008   Agencies join forces for Muthanna medical/ veterinarian event           GRS        B.J. Weiner
 Project   2/19/2008   Longest road project in Iraq is a security success                      GRC       Kendal Smith
 Project   2/19/2008   Water treatment plants bringing fresh water to farming communities      GRD       Grant Sattler
 Project   2/19/2008   Vocational Technical school in Al Kut expands                           GRD       Grant Sattler
                       Al-Junaina Roads, Sewer Projects Invaluable for Public Works
 Project   2/19/2008                                                                           GRS       A. Al Bahrani
                       Upgrades
 Project   2/19/2008   Remote monitoring system helps efficient power production               GRD       Grant Sattler
 Project   2/19/2008   New center provides venue for electricity training                      GRD       Grant Sattler
 Project   2/11/2008   Secure Document Storage Facility completed                              GRD       Grant Sattler
                        USACE bridge and healthcare center projects complete in Wassit
 Project   2/7/2008                                                                            GRS       John Connor
                       province
 Project   2/4/2008    More electricity projects in Dhi Qar province                           GRS      Mohammed Aliwi
 Release   2/4/2008    Iraq Army generals, USACE leaders discuss reconstruction, security      GRS       John Connor
 Project   1/30/2008   A jewel in the crown of Basrah                                          GRS       John Connor
 Project   1/29/2008   Work starts on USACE electrical network project in Qadisiyah province   GRS       John Connor
 Project   1/29/2008   Work resumes at water treatment plant for Al-Zeirji town                GRS       A. Al Bahrani
 People    1/28/2008   Two USACE NCOs inducted into Sgt. Audie Murphy Club                     GRS    John Connor
                        Iraq Reconstruction - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completes fourth
 Release   1/24/2008                                                                           GRD    Grant Sattler
                       year
                        Iraqi-American Chamber of Commerce CEO says new convention
 Project   1/23/2008                                                                           GRC    Norris Jones
                       center key
                        Building good projects under challenging conditions – Al-Amarah
 Project   1/22/2008                                                                           GRS    John Connor
                       Substation
 Release   1/22/2008   Energy Conference has more buy-in from stakeholders                     GRN   LuAnne Fantasia
 Project   1/22/2008   Substation boasts new technology; smaller footprint                     GRN   LuAnne Fantasia
 Project   1/22/2008   Focus on projects that—when completed—put Iraqis back to work           GRN   LuAnne Fantasia
 Project   1/18/2008   USACE bringing clean water to Qadisiyah Province’s Al Badeer District   GRS    John Connor
 People    1/15/2008   Baghdad families welcome new primary healthcare centers                 GRC    Norris Jones
 Project   1/15/2008   Army Engineers improve Basrah City’s Public Works                       GRS    A. Al Bahrani
 Project   1/14/2008   Multi-Pronged USACE Effort To Improve Electricity Sector In Iraq        GRS    John Connor
 Project   1/14/2008   USACE Oversees Complex Basrah Children’s Hospital Project               GRS     B.J. Weiner
                        Primary Healthcare Center Completed In Al Mahaweel In Babil
 Project   1/9/2008                                                                            GRS    John Connor
                       Province
                        Engineering Brothers Construct Holiday Reunion While Deployed In
 People    1/7/2008                                                                            GRS    John Connor
                       Iraq
 Project   1/7/2008    Sadr City’s Al Baladi Hospital renovations near completion              GRC    Norris Jones
                       Larger Iraqi Engineer Role Planned In USACE's Gulf Region South
 People    1/3/2008                                                                            GRS    John Connor
                       District


9. 249th Engineer Battalion: It gives me great pleasure to "roll out" our new Battalion Home Page, which
replaces our former web pages. Our intent was to provide a single portal to the online the tools we, as a
community, use regularly. http://www.hq.usace.army.mil/249en/

Our BCKS "Power and Utilities" collaborative site, where, at your request, we've provided several open forums
to discuss prime power operations, safety, and other associated information. I am pleased that over 70 current
and former Black Lions have already signed up, and I've enjoyed hearing from you and gaining useful
information through this collaborative process.

We've also provide links to HQ USACE, AKO, and our Army's powerful Reimer Digitized Library (one-stop
reference site for all published FMs, TMs, etc). There's also a host of other useful links to both servicemembers
and the public.

Currently, we are working to add FRG zones, and a Prime Power Technical library with the codes, regulations,
and other compliance documents from industry, government, and abroad that you require!

Please feel free to send us more recommendations -- this is our page and I want it to be useful to our community.

Lastly, I'd like to thank Ms. Nancie Turner at Headquarters USACE, as well as our Army's BCKS Community
for their assistance in this project. Well done!

Thanks,
LTC Olsen
Commander, 249th EN BN
Commandant, USAPPS
C. The US Army Engineer School (USAES) provides the following information:

BG GREGG MARTIN – ENGINEER COMMANDANT
Engineer Teammates:
Thank YOU for ALL that you do for our Army and Nation! You are making a positive difference, and I
encourage you to persevere and keep at it during a very tough Global War. Need each of you to reach out and
engage your People -- get to know your People and their Families; talk with them, understand their goals, and
figure out how to help them achieve their dreams; focus on developing them into the best Engineer Leaders they
can be, for both today and the future; BE a Teacher, Coach and Mentor to your People; train, educate, develop
and inspire them; get their feedback, buy-in and engagement in helping us solve the tough, complex issues which
we face as a Regiment, Army and Nation; and ENCOURAGE them to stay on our Army Engineer Team during
this time of persistent conflict. The security of our Nation rests on the shoulders of each one of our precious
teammates. We NEED each one of you!!!


Over the past three months, I have had the opportunity to see, listen and learn a lot! Have pulled together my
initial thoughts and assessment, and have had the opportunity to share this with many of you. I would like to do
a VTC or multiple VTC's to share my thoughts with as many of you as possible over the next 30 days, and get
YOUR feedback. I have gotten great ideas and feedback from some of the most junior members of the
Regiment!!!
COMMUNICATIONS!!! One of our most important tenets is to COMMUNICATE transparently, openly,
candidly and truthfully. We need to get the big issues out on the table, and have an open, honest, vigorous,
intellectual debate. Check your rank, ego, position and "the way we've always done it" at the door, and engage in
the great debate of ideas. I guarantee that many of the best ideas for the future will come from our young heroes
who have done multiple combat tours, as well as our retirees and greybeards who have been away from this
current fight for a while, but who "have been there and done that" before, in a prior era of our history. My goal is
to establish regular and open channels to do this. The BLAST, Engineer Magazine, our VTCs, Councils of
Colonels and CSMs, and other forums are the ways we can and must do this.
HISTORY!!! The older I get, the more I learn from and value History. Many of the challenges we face today
were faced and overcome by our predecessors. Learn from the past as we move forward. As well, record what
you and your units are doing today and why you are doing it that way. Send these documents to our Historian,
Dr Larry Roberts.
WRITING!!! Those of you attending school (all ranks and all schoolhouses, Civilian and Military, all
components), PLEASE take on our tough issues, research them and write papers and articles to help inform the
decision-makers as we transform and prepare for the future while we fight today's wars. A good idea will remain
just that -- a good idea -- unless you think it through, and put pen to paper in the form of a written product. A
well written paper is the means by which good ideas gain traction and lead to real change! Think, dialog, learn,
and WRITE!!!
Some high-lights on a few of our Regiment's "Big Rocks".
Engineer Leader Technical Competency (ELTC) Study. This is a BIG deal for our Regiment, Army and
Nation. We are teaming with people and organizations from across our Army, Joint forces, Allies, Academia,
Industry and professional associations. I would love for you to get engaged. See COL Jerry Meyers' (our
DOTLD and leader of this effort) report below, which provides greater details on our efforts and findings to date.
As we take this on, we realize that it is part of a larger strategic issue of how best to manage our precious human
talent in the Information Age, during an era of persistent global conflict. We MUST figure out how to properly
Access, Develop/Train/Educate, Employ, and Retain our great Engineers for Full Spectrum Operations. It's ALL
ABOUT PEOPLE, and getting the right people on the right seat on the right bus is crucial to our Nation's security
and prosperity! Join us in this great and important endeavor -- we NEED you!
ENFORCE. The ELTC Study will build into and be our ENFORCE theme: "Building Great Engineers" for
future Full Spectrum Ops. We will use the book "Good to Great" by Jim Collins as the analytical framework
(Recommend you read it ASAP). The deliverable on Friday, 9 May will be a back brief from each work group,
with a written action plan, to the Chief of Engineers and the Regiment. This action plan will address "cradle to
grave" personnel management to include: 1) Accessions, 2) Development, Education and Training, 3)
Employment, and 4) Retention. This work will be the foundation of our Regimental Campaign Plan, which will
set our course for the future.
In addition to the hard intellectual work, we will have a great time of fellowship and enjoyment, learning and
professional development, as we celebrate the achievements, traditions and history of our great Regiment. Mark
your calendars for 4-9 May, and please come to St Louis and FLW! This is a great event for the ENTIRE
Regiment -- Civilians, Soldiers and Families; Active, Guard, Reserve, USACE, and DPW; Retirees, Academia
and Contractors. We will also embrace our Joint, Interagency, Intergovernmental and Allied teammates, from
whom we have MUCH to learn, and whose good ideas we will shamelessly steal (while willingly sharing our
own good ideas.) HOOAH!!!
BEST SAPPER COMPETITION. I encourage you and your Soldiers to compete in the Best Sapper
Competition held during ENFORCE week. This competition tests the skills and stamina of our Engineer Soldiers
and truly showcases the Engineer community. Come on out, participate, and/or cheer on and encourage our
Troops!
ENGAGEMENT and OUTREACH. As I mentioned in last month's Blast, we are focused on developing and
implementing a STRATCOM plan that allows us to positively influence our Regiment’s future. As leaders, it is
essential that we organize regionally with Engineer leaders from the active, guard, and reserve, NCO and officer
ranks, and across the corps -- Troops, DPWs and USACE. I ask that you create and seize opportunities to tell our
Engineer story and mentor others to step into your boots as great Engineer leaders.
THANKS!!!
I want to thank our Regiment’s leaders for submitting their Itschner, Van Autreve, Sturgis, and Grizzly award
nominations. The books were phenomenal! Once again, you have demonstrated the outstanding
accomplishments of the Regiment. The books are being reviewed, and the winners will be announced at the
Regimental Ball during ENFORCE. Congratulations to all our outstanding Soldiers and units serving tirelessly in
support of our nation.
Most importantly, I want to extend a special thanks to all our great engineers -- Civilians, Troops of all ranks,
components and branches, Contractors, and Families -- across the force. You continue to accomplish the mission,
overcome hardship, and do great things during this challenging era of persistent global war. We are truly grateful
for your selfless service and sacrifice.
Finally, a special word of encouragement and support to our teammates who are deployed in harms way, and
their loved ones at home. We are with you!!!
Be SAFE, and keep the faith!!!
ESSAYONS!!! ARMY STRONG!!!


Gregg F. Martin
BG, USA
EN CMDT

gregg.martin@us.army.mil
(573) 563-6192

                                       ANNOUNCING ENFORCE 2008
The US Army Engineer School would like to invite all of the engineer community, to include spouses, to the
annual Engineer Regimental Conference- ENFORCE 2008. This year's conference activities will be held in
two locations: St. Louis, 4 thru 6 May 2008 and Ft. Leonard Wood, 7 thru 10 May 2008. Beginning with a half
day of registration and Army Engineer Association's evening Ice-breaker on Sunday, you can expect the
following five days to be filled with extraordinary events and socials activities in both St. Louis and on Fort
Leonard Wood. We currently have scheduled several engaging speakers, the Chief of Engineer’s State of the
Regiment address, USAES work groups, USACE forums, the National Guard Engineer Advisory Team meeting,
the Army Reserve Engineer Advisory Board meeting, Contractor Industry events, vendor displays, as well as
numerous ceremonial activities (AEA President's Dinner, Regimental Ball, Regimental Review, the
Commandants Luncheon and "Remembering Our Heroes" Memorial Service). On Saturday, you are invited to
end the conference week with a few rounds of golf at the FLW Piney Valley Golf Course. Activities are planned
for spouses in both St. Louis and at Ft. Leonard Wood. USAES's POCs for these actions are COL Loretta A.
Deaner, loretta.angela.deaner@us.army.mil and MAJ Timothy O'Brien, tim.obrien1@us.army.mil.

                                    BEST SAPPER COMPETITION 2008

The annual Best Sapper Competition will be held 6-8 May 2008 at Fort Leonard Wood MO. The Best Sapper
Competition tests the physical endurance and technical knowledge of the best Soldiers in the Engineer Regiment.
Teams will be tested on demolitions, foreign weapons, mountaineering, land navigation and more. This year’s
competition is open to all personnel serving in a 21 series MOS. Teams are encouraged to register early to ensure
their spot in the competition by visiting www.bestsapper08.com. [Gilion, Brent MAJ] Fort Leonard Wood is
excited about this year's competition. Many innovative and interesting changes have been made to how the
competition will be conducted that will make it the best competition to date. Many units have been expressing
their interest in sending teams so it is absolutely critical that teams get registered on the website as soon as
possible. To get more information about the Best Sapper Competition or to find out more information about the
Sapper Leader Course visit, www.wood.army.mil/sapper.

                            ENFORCE VIDEO – WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!

We graciously request your support with recognizing the tireless and selfless service, sacrifices, and
achievements of your Soldiers, civilians, families, and loved ones. As part of Engineer Commandant's welcome
at ENFORCE, we would like to put together a video of all of the great things our Engineers are doing. Please
send any images (digital or still photo) to MAJ Sally Hannan, sally.levotch@us.army.mil .

1. Deputy Assistant Commandant, Army Reserve.

The U.S. Army Engineer School is looking for Engineer Reserve/Guard officers and NCOs to fill the following
IMA (Individual Mobilization Augmentee) Instructor positions. Instructors will perform drills and Annual
Training at Fort Leonard Wood. Drills can be combined into 14-19 day blocks to minimize travel. Possibilities
to be mobilized at Fort Leonard Wood for one year also exist for IMAs who volunteer. For qualifications, please
contact MAJ Tim O'Brien at tim.obrien1@us.army.mil or COM: 573-563-8075.

E8 21Z, Instructor, Enlisted Courses
O3 Small Group Leader, Captain’s Career Course
O4 Instructor/Writer, Captain’s Career Course

The U.S. Army Engineer School is looking for Engineer Reserve/Guard officers and NCOs to fill the following
positions at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri for one-year mobilization tour with possibility of continued
mobilization beyond one year, if desired. Shipment of household goods is not included. AGRs do not qualify. If
interested, please contact MAJ Tim O'Brien at tim.obrien1@us.army.mil or COM: 573-563-8075.

503E 17 E6-E7 21N Instructor
503E 21 E6-E7 21T Instructor
504A 04 O3-O4 Instructor, EOAC Division
504A 09 E7-E8 21B Instructor
506C 06 E6–E7 21H Instructor, DME
506C 07 E6-E7 21T Instructor, DME
507D 04 E7-E8 21B Instructor, A/554th EN BN
507D 08 E7-E8 21C Instructor
507E 06 E6-E7 21B Instructor, B/554th En BN
508F 02 O1-O2 Training Company XO
512B 04 W3-W4 919A Instructor
512C 03 E7-E8 21N Sr Instructor, Hor Skills Div
512C 08 E6-E7 21V Instructor, Hor Skills Div
513B 05 E6-E7 21C Instructor
2. Engineer Personnel Proponency Office (EPPO)

Subject: Bradley Training prior to Korea Assignment

1. The lack of Operator/Leader training on the Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle prior to assignment to Korea
was brought to the attention of the Engineer School Commandant. Due to the short length of the tour to Korea, it
is not feasible to send Soldiers to the training after arrival in country.
2. Coordination between the Engineer Personnel Proponency Office (EPPO) and the Engineer Branch Chief,
Human Resources Command (HRC) resulted in the following course of action:
    a. Noncommissioned officers and company grade officers will attend training at the Mechanized Leader
    Course TDY enroute to Korea. This course is three weeks in length at Fort Benning, GA. This action is
    executed by HRC, Engineer Officer and Enlisted Branch and is centrally funded using MTSA funds.
    b. For Engineer lieutenants, HRC is notified by the 554th Engineer Battalion at Ft. Leonard Wood, of which
    schools need to be included in the special instructions on their RFO, based on their future duty assignment. A
    follow on course start date cannot be more than two weeks out from their BOLC graduation date; otherwise
    they are PCSd to Korea. In this instance, MTSA funds cannot be used and the gaining unit will be
    responsible for the cost of the training in a TDY and return status.
    c. For NCOs, the standing order at HRC is that all E-5(P) and above that are on assignment to Korea with
    duty in 1st BDE 2ID, will attend the Mechanized Leader Course TDY enroute to Korea. HRC, Engineer
    Branch coordinates with HRC, Schools Branch to schedule the Soldiers in ATRRS.
    d. There are currently two enlisted Soldiers on assignment to Korea that are scheduled for the course in a
    TDY enroute status. There are 3 Engineer BOLC lieutenants scheduled to attend the course enroute to Korea.
    The schooling for all 5 students is covered by MTSA funds.
    e. The POC for the Mechanized Leader Course is the course NCOIC, SFC McGovern at COM (706-544-
    6950).
    f. There is currently no skill level 1 training available outside of Infantry and Armor OSUT. Therefore there
    is not a system in place to train our young 21B Soldiers on the operation and maintenance of the Bradley.
3. Point of contact is MSG James Meriweather, Directorate Sergeant Major, 573-563-7311.

2. Directorate of Training and Leader Development

                               Engineer Leader Technical Competency
Prepared by: COL Jerry Meyer, U.S. Army Engineer School, Directorate of Training and Leader Development
(ATSE-D), (573) 563-4093. 25 FEB 08

BACKGROUND: The Chief of Engineers has received several indicators over the past several months that
indicate Engineer Leader Technical Competency has declined. Several events have increased the requirement
for military engineer technical skills, e.g., Katrina response; engineer support to the War on Terrorism; and a
Presidential directive increasing the importance of stability operations. As requirements increase, decreases in
technical competency as illustrated in reduced military engineering developmental assignments, a shift toward
sapper (mobility and countermobility) mentality in the Engineer Regiment, and findings listed below indicate this
decline may cross multiple levels of both civilian and military leadership. The Chief of Engineers asked the
Commandant of the Engineer Regiment to lead further investigation and resolution of the decline.

DISCUSSION: The Commandant of the Engineer Regiment has partnered within and outside the Department of
Defense to investigate and implement solutions that reverse engineer leader technical competency decline. The
intent is to develop and implement an integrated, sustainable National Engineer Leader Technical Competency
Strategy which attracts/recruits, develops, and retains world-class engineer leaders who are technically and
tactically capable and competent to deliver full spectrum engineering in the 21st century.

Initial data collected on active duty Army engineer officers corroborates the perceived decline. There has been a
significant decline in the share of Army officer engineer branch accessions with a degree in engineering. The
share of engineer officers with engineering degrees form top tier schools has declined over the past decade.
Engineer technical developmental assignments for officers have declined. The share of engineer field grade
officers with engineering credentials (e.g., professional engineering license) has fallen over the past decade.
Allied nations and sister services invest more time educating their officers in technical skills developmental
assignments that enhance technical skills. Air Force and Navy engineers are held to more stringent standards that
mandate engineer technical proficiency. Current engineer force structure does not facilitate senior engineer
mentoring of junior engineer officers and NCOs. Also, the contemporary operational environment has raised
concerns regarding a decline in officer competency in high intensity conflict engineering operations.

Five workgroups have been organized to investigate deficiencies and recommend/implement initiatives: Future
Engineer Missions, Roles, Methods of Delivery; Accessions; Training and Education (post-accession);
Developmental Assignments; and Communications. Workgroup responsibilities include: assessment of near and
long-term engineer leader capability and competency concerns; recommend “quick wins” to improve engineer
technical competency; collaboration and sharing of information on future missions, roles and methods of
delivery; standardizing definitions of competencies; defining metrics to measure desired competencies;
determining how to anticipate and shape future workforce trends; partnering and communicating with other
workgroups concerning trends, objectives, needs, solutions and progress.


A series of briefings to engineer leaders, in-progress video teleconferences, sharing of information via an AKO
website (log in to AKO, then enter https://www.us.army.mil/suite/submitdraft.do?$c=0&$p=504789), and
presentations at applicable forums are planned February through April. This topic will be a major focus for
discussion and breakout groups during the annual ENFORCE conference to be held at Ft. Leonard Wood the first
week in May.
This site is a controlled link. For access, please send an email request to MAJ Aaron Titko,
aaron.titko@us.army.mil .

                                 Joint Engineer Operations Course (JEOC)

   JEOC Purpose and Scope

   JEOC is designed as a joint Engineer introductory course for Service Engineers. Target audience is senior 0-
   3’s, junior 0-4’s, selected senior NCOs, and Warrant Officers. Goal is to better prepare them for service on a
   Joint Task Force (JTF); importance of understanding Joint operations and how Engineers fits in; importance
   of understanding Sister Service Capabilities, similar and “unique” capabilities; know what a JTF engineer
   staff looks like, what it does, how it supports the Combatant Commanders/Joint Force Commanders
   (COCOM/JFC); know the importance of relationships between the JTF/COCOM Engineer, U.S. Army Corps
   of Engineers (USACE), Naval Facilities Engineer Command (NAVFACENGCOM), Host Nation (HN),
   Contractor’s, Coalition forces, Joint Interagency Intergovernmental and Multi-national (JIIM), Interagency
   (IO), and Non-governmental organizations (NGO).

   JEOC Pilot Lessons/courseware

   During the Distributed Learning (dL) Phase the students review the following topics:
   US National Strategy (NSS, QDR, NMS); UNAAF
   Joint Planning/JOPES JEPES/ESP/Environmental
   Joint Service Engineer Capabilities
   JTF C2 and the Engineer
   JTF Engineer B2C2WGs: JFUB, JCMEB, JEMB et.al
   Theater Engineer Operations: Facilities, Contracting, Project Funding, Real Estate, Environmental
   Considerations
   Transition Planning - JIIM


   During the Resident Phase the students participate in Seminars and PEs that cover the following topics:
   Use of the Engineering Support Plan (ESP) in planning and execution
   Service Engineer Capabilities
   Engineer role within the JTF; B2C2WGs
   Joint Engineer Functions
   Theater Engineer Operations
          Project Planning
          FOB/Basecamp Planning (Open, Upgrade, Close); Facilities Eng
          Real Estate and Real Property; Environmental Considerations
          Coalition Engineer Operations Panel (AUS, CAN)
          Funding and Contingency Contracting
          Contractors on the Battlefield
          Geospatial Engineering; IED Defeat
          Sourcing and the RFF Process
          Dept. of State – USAID/OFDA support to military missions
          Missions “outside the wire”

JEOC-02-08 dL phase opened on 14 Jan 08.

The dL phase is 40 to 48 hrs, and is a prerequisite to the 7-11 April resident phase.
Currently enrolled: 21 Army, 10 Air Force, 5 Navy, and 3 Marines. Enrolled in dL only: 3 Army (MNC-I).
Max. Class Size: 45
Enrollment POC is Dwayne Boeres; dwayne.boeres@us.army.mil, (573) 563-7065

Engineer Publications Update
DA PAM 600-3-21, Engineer, is now considered obsolete and has been replaced by DA PAM 600-3,
Commissioned Officer Professional Development and Career Management, dated 11 December 2007.

                          Department of Instruction & Individual Training Division
                                                    Vacancies
The U.S. Army Engineer School is still looking for NCOs (Active or Reserve Component) in the rank of SSG,
SFC, and MSG to fill vacancies within the Individual Training Division to assist in Training Development to
keep the institutional courses (both active and reserve) current and relevant. There are vacancies in the following
MOSs: 21B, 21H, 21N, and 21T. Due to the train up time to execute training developer tasks, Reserve
Component NCOs would be asked to mobilize for a year to work at the Engineer School at Fort Leonard Wood,
MO. Those NCOs in the Reserve Component that are interested in filling one of these vacancies should contact
MAJ Tim Obrien at (573) 563-5377 or DSN 676-5377 or email at tim.obrien1@us.army.mil. For additional
information on the positions available and detail of the duties associated with the positions, contact Mr. Jesse
Rutledge, Chief of the Individual Training Division at (573) 563-4112 or DSN 676-4112.

Additionally, there are vacancies for Officer training as follows: 21B30/40, 21C30/40, and 21H30/40. These
positions are Platoon Trainers and Operations in the Department of Instruction, Leader Development, 554 EN
BN. POC for further information is CSM Kammerdiener at (573) 596-8909,
stephen.kammerdiener@conus.army.mil.

                                      AN/PSS-14 Licensing Requirement

Issue: Licensing requirement for the AN/PSS-14

Discussion: The unit needs the ability to sustain trained operators and qualify new personnel when they are
assigned to the unit. Because of the sophistication of the AN/PSS-14 and major differences from other,
previously fielded detection systems, operators must be trained and licensed by qualified personnel. The initial
training of unit operators is accomplished during the NET process provided by the Program Manager (PM).
USAES has established a Unit Master Training (UMT) program. Following the guidelines of AR 600-55 “The
Army Driver and Operator Standardization Program (Selection, Training, Testing, and Licensing)” and in order
to meet the sustainment needs of the unit the UMT program was established. This course will provide units with
trained instructors to sustain their personnel on the system and leave them with a draft licensing program to adopt
for their unit. This course is either taught at a location chosen by the unit or at Fort Leonard Wood. The following
guidelines are established for the UMT Program.

              Must be an E5 or above
              Must be operator qualified (accomplished during NET or given by USAES after NET but before
               UMT)
              Successfully complete the 40 hour UMT Course

At the UMT Course the instructors will assist units in establishing permanent training lanes and provide them
with a CD that obtains all lesson plans and tests required to license unit personnel. Additionally, the CD contains
an example of a unit SOP and licensing program for units to use and instructions for maintaining and establishing
additional training lanes. USAES is in the process of establishing a Web Site, accessed through an AKO portal
that provides units with a forum to obtain updated information about the AN/PSS-14. The site will contain
lesson plans, upcoming training dates and locations, and a list qualified instructors, by unit. A media article has
been written and is awaiting publication in the Infantry, Armor, Chemical, Engineer, and Military Police
Magazines. The article is currently in OIS for review.

Recommendation: Units send a minimum of two E5s or above to their unit’s NET for the AN/PSS-14. This will
allow units to take advantage of the instructors while they are on site. The schedule for a units NET can be
obtained from their Force Modernization Officer. If a unit has already be NET’d USAES will send a team to
provide them both operator and UMT courses at over a period of two weeks (40 hour operator and 40 hour
UMT). USAES will only conduct the training for E5 or above personnel.

                          Scheduled Unit Master Training – Open table to see more
                     UNIT NAME                            Tng Site                 NET       UMT From       UMT To
8th ENGINEER BATTALION                             FORT HOOD                     1-Jan-06    10-Mar-08     14-Mar-08
937TH ENGINEER COMPANY                             FORT HOOD                     1-Jan-06    10-Mar-08     14-Mar-08
87TH ENGINEER COMPANY                              FORT HOOD                    30-Sep-07    10-Mar-08     14-Mar-08
54TH ENGINEER BATTALION                            GRAF. GERMANY                28-Mar-06    17-Mar-08     28-Mar-08
15TH ENGINEER COMPANY                              GRAF. GERMANY                1-Nov-06     17-Mar-08     28-Mar-08
9TH ENGINEER BATTALION                             GRAF. GERMANY                 1-Apr-07    17-Mar-08     28-Mar-08
1ST BATTALION, 108TH FIELD ARTILLERY REGIMENT      Ft I-town Gap PA             29-Feb-08    17-Mar-08     21-Mar-08
1ST BATTALION, 112TH INFANTRY REGIMENT             Ft I-town Gap PA             29-Feb-08    17-Mar-08     21-Mar-08
328TH SUPPORT BN                                   Ft I-town Gap PA             29-Feb-08    17-Mar-08     21-Mar-08
2D BATTALION, 112TH INFANTRY REGIMENT              Ft I-town Gap PA             29-Feb-08    17-Mar-08     21-Mar-08
1ST BATTALION, 111TH INFANTRY REGIMENT             Ft I-town Gap PA             29-Feb-08    17-Mar-08     21-Mar-08
856TH ENGINEER COMPANY                             Ft I-town Gap PA             29-Feb-08    17-Mar-08     21-Mar-08
2D SQUADRON, 104TH CAVALRY REGIMENT                Ft I-town Gap PA             29-Feb-08    17-Mar-08     21-Mar-08
SUPPORT CO, 10TH SF GROUP, 1ST SPECIAL FORCES RGTFORT CARSON                     1-Oct-06    24-Mar-08     28-Mar-08
2D SF BN, 10TH SF GROUP, 1ST SPECIAL FORCES RGT    FORT CARSON                   4-Feb-08    24-Mar-08     28-Mar-08
3D SF BN, 10TH SF GROUP, 1ST SPECIAL FORCES RGT    FORT CARSON                  10-Mar-08    24-Mar-08     28-Mar-08
45TH INFANTRY BDE HHC                              Camp Grubber OK              1-Aug-07     31-Mar-08      4-Apr-08
45TH FIELD ARTILLERY BDE HHB                       Camp Grubber OK              30-Jan-08    31-Mar-08      4-Apr-08
AVN BDE 82D AIRBORNE DIV HHC                       FORT BRAGG                    1-Jul-06    14-Apr-08     25-Apr-08
82D SUPPORT BATTALION                              FORT BRAGG                   1-Aug-06     14-Apr-08     25-Apr-08
HHC, 20TH ENGINEER BRIGADE                         FORT BRAGG                    1-Jun-07    14-Apr-08     25-Apr-08
SPECIAL TROOPS BATTALION, 2D BCT, 82D AIRBORNE DIV FORT BRAGG                   30-Sep-07    14-Apr-08     25-Apr-08
82D AIRBORNE DIV SUPPORT COMD HHC                  FORT BRAGG                   30-Sep-07    14-Apr-08     25-Apr-08
1ST BATTALION, 37TH FIELD ARTILLERY REGIMENT       FORT LEWIS                   1-Sep-06     21-Apr-08     25-Apr-08
3D BATTALION, 17TH FIELD ARTILLERY REGIMENT        FORT LEWIS                    1-Jun-07    21-Apr-08     25-Apr-08
9TH SQUADRON, 1ST CAVALRY REGIMENT                 FORT LEWIS                   22-Jun-07    21-Apr-08     25-Apr-08
1ST BATTALION, 17TH INFANTRY REGIMENT              FORT LEWIS                   22-Jun-07    21-Apr-08     25-Apr-08
4TH BATTALION, 23D INFANTRY REGIMENT               FORT LEWIS                   22-Jun-07    21-Apr-08     25-Apr-08
402D SUPPORT BATTALION                             FORT LEWIS                   22-Jun-07    21-Apr-08     25-Apr-08
5TH BATTALION, 20TH INFANTRY REGIMENT              FORT LEWIS                   29-Jan-08    21-Apr-08     25-Apr-08
1ST BATTALION, 23D INFANTRY REGIMENT               FORT LEWIS                   29-Jan-08    21-Apr-08     25-Apr-08
18TH ENGINEER COMPANY                              FORT LEWIS                   29-Jan-08    21-Apr-08     25-Apr-08
296TH SUPPORT BATTALION                            FORT LEWIS                    5-Feb-08    21-Apr-08     25-Apr-08
2D BATTALION, 3D INFANTRY REGIMENT                 FORT LEWIS                    5-Feb-08    21-Apr-08     25-Apr-08
1ST SQUADRON, 14TH CAVALRY REGIMENT                FORT LEWIS                    5-Feb-08    21-Apr-08     25-Apr-08



Background Information

Description: The Detecting Set, Mine, LIN D03932, AN/PSS-14 is a portable, one (1)-man, battery-powered,
lightweight detector. It is used to locate both metallic and low-metallic buried mines. The AN/PSS-14 folds up
and fits into a soft Backpack to form a compact, transportable unit. When not in use, the packed unit is stored in
the Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN)–proof Storage Container.

Capabilities: The AN/PSS14 is designed to detect metallic and non-metallic antitank and antipersonnel mines. If
a mine is detected an audio cue alerts the operator. The detector can distinguish between nails, shrapnel, other
clutter, and mines/improvised explosive devices (IED), which decreases false alarms. This improved processor
along with ground penetrating radar (GPR) provides a 95 percent probability of detection. The combination of
microprocessor technology and GPR greatly enhances the survivability on the battlefield versus the previous
detectors. The AN/PSS 14 will allow the operator full body movement and will not restrict the operator from
wearing body Armor, MOPP 1-4 equipment, and cold/wet weather gear.

Employment: The AN/PSS 14 will be employed by trained Combat Engineers and other trained users to find
IED, Unexploded Ordnance, or Mines. It will be employed where vehicular and aerial detectors are not suitable
or available to those who must clear a path, trail or road.

Basis of Issue: The AN/PSS 14 will be fielded to units performing clearance and quartering operations or require
the ability to detect explosive hazards. Will be fielded as a 1:1 replacement for the AN/PSS12/11, LIN G02341,
Detecting Set..

Training Systems: - Sweep Monitoring System (SMS) and Training Target Sets (TTS): The AN/PSS-14 Training
Devices Set will be fielded worldwide to the 44 designated TSCs to provide commanders the capability to
provide exercise training. The SMS and TTS are used to support initial entry training, institutional training, and
unit sustainment training. The SMS was developed as a training device for the AN/PSS-14 but it is also suitable
for other hand held mine detector wands such as the AN/PSS-12.

3. Capability Development and Integration Directorate (CDID)

The Requirements Determination Directorate (RDD), Assured Mobility Branch, MANSCEN Futures Center has
developed an Engineer trailer survey; this survey is intended for all Engineer soldiers and all levels of leadership.
Please complete the survey so we can better identify your trailer needs and better fit the field with needed
capabilities. This survey is located in the AKO knowledge center at the following link:
https://www.us.army.mil/suite/kc/9928202

Please complete the survey and send it to either of the following:
Douglas.e.singleton@us.army.mil
jim.morris.wedding@us.army.mil

Take a moment to visit the Engineer School web site to KEEP CURRENT and keep critical information flowing
to our Soldiers. It's very much worth the time to visit BOTH NIPR and SIPR sites.

        UNITED STATES ARMY ENGINEER SCHOOL REQUEST FOR INFORMATION SYSTEM

D. The Engineer Enlisted /Warrant/ Officer Branch provides the following information:

MILPER MESSAGE NUMBER : 08-027 / EFFECTIVE 19 DECEMBER 2007, THE ASSISTANT
SECRETARY OF THE ARMY FOR MANPOWER AND RESERVE AFFAIRS APPROVED SDAP AT THE
RATE OF SD-3/$225 FOR ALL ENLISTED SOLDIERS PERFORMING DUTY AS PLATOON SERGEANTS
(PSG) AND SQUAD LEADERS (SL) IN U.S. ARMY MEDICAL COMMAND WTU'S.

         FY07 COLONEL, RC/APL, SELECTION BOARD RESULTS: CONGRATULATIONS
 AGUIRRE MARIO III                      EN              LONDON STEPHEN BRE                        EN
 AKERS JOHN THEODOR                     EN              MARLAR TARRY LEE                          EN
 BONNER GREGORY LEI                     EN              MCDONALD GREGORY T                        EN
 BOYLE DAVID LEE                        EN              MITCHELL MATTHEW P                        EN
 BULLARD GARY U                         EN              NORD RICHARD GLEN                         EN
 CHRISTIAN DANIEL J                     EN              PADGETT ROBERT R                          EN
 CONSTABLE JOHN PIE                     EN              PALM ERIC JOHN                            EN
 COOPER TRIS THOMAS                     EN              PHILLIPS ROBERT LA                        EN
 COTTER CRAIG DONAL                     EN              PIAZZA ROBERT ANTH                        EN
 DELLORCO LOUIS ANT                     EN              POWELL DAVID MICHA                        EN
 DIAZ JUAN ANTONIO                      EN              RAFFERTY SHERYL A                         EN
 DUNTON ROBERT THOM                     EN              SAUFLEY JOHN LEE                          EN
 EATON BRADLEY GRAN                     EN              STRINGER JIMMY DAL                        EN
 EUBANKS FRANK D                        EN              TABOR STEVEN ALLEN                        EN
 FORREN RICHARD THO                     EN              THOMPSON TRACY ALL                        EN
 FREIDEL WILLIAM JO                     EN              TOLER TERRY G                             EN
 FROST CHARLES EDWA                     EN              WALKER TIMOTHY KEV                        EN
 GRIESE KEVIN RICHA                     EN              WEBSTER JAMES BRAD                        EN
 HERSEY LITTLE RALP                    EN             WHITLOCK JOSEPH EU                       EN
 HICKEY MARTIN JOSE                    EN             WILZ GISELLE MARIE                       EN
 IRWIN LEWIS GERALD                    EN             WOLF WHITNEY K                           EN
 JUNOT JAMES ALAN                      EN             ZIMA SCOTT BAYARD                        EN

E. The Office of the Chief of Engineers provides the following information:

1. Engineer Fusion Cell Update: We continue to make great progress with the synchronization of Engineer
transformation, restationing of units, and preparing units for deployment through the EFC. This monthly SVTC
is hosted by the Office of the Chief of Engineers but the heavy lifting is done by units in the field, FORSCOM,
and USAES. Issues are identified from throughout the Regiment and tracked through resolution. During the past
four SVTCs, participants identified 50 issues of which 30 are now closed. We specifically want to invite ASCC,
Corps, and Division Engineers to participate to help resolve issues that impact the entire Regiment.

The next EFCs will occur on 26 Feb 08, 26 Mar 08 (T), and 23 Apr 08 (T). Units and organizations that wish to
participate in the SVTC should contact Mr. Dave Zacchetti at (703)695-7045 or david.zacchetti@hqda-
aoc.army.pentagon.mil to arrange linkup.

2. Theater Engineer Command Rock Drill: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers G3 and the Office of the Chief of
Engineers (OCE), HQDA, will co-host a two-day rock drill at Headquarters, USACE, Washington, DC 9-10
April 2008 for the 412th Theater Engineer Command (TEC), the 416th Theater Engineer Command (TEC)
Chiefs of Staff and G3s, as well as Chiefs of Staff and G3s from 411th EN BDE, 926th EN BDE, 302d
Maneuver Enhancement BDE (MEB), 372d EN BDE, 420th EN BDE and 301st Maneuver Enhancement BDE
(MEB).

Purpose for this rock drill is to walk through all moving parts for the TECs and their subordinate/”down trace”
units through FY 11. Action officers (AOs) from FORSCOM, USARC, HQDA G3, G8 and OCAR will walk
through all deployments, structure changes (transformation), activations/inactivations and all equipment issues.
These AOs are the Engineer officers on the FORSCOM and DA staffs who execute DA plans and policies.
During this rock drill, they will discuss processes and current initiatives that impact TEC/Engineer
Brigades/MEBs as they transform, train for war, deploy, redeploy and reset. This forum will be unique in
providing information to the TEC leadership as well as providing feedback to the AOs who are eager to
understand TECs and subordinate BDEs/MEBs concerns.

Addressees please respond to the below action officer stating you will be in attendance. A draft agenda will
follow in a separate message later this week. Several coordinating e-mails will follow this message between now
and the week of 7 April 2008. Any input regarding agenda items is also solicited.

Action office for this event will be Office of the Chief of Engineers (OCE) and the Action Officer is Mr. Fred
Channels who can be reached at (703) 693 4401 (DSN 223 4401) and email alfred.channels@hqda.army.mil

3. 4th Annual Joint NCO Symposium: OCE participated in the symposium held at Oxnard/Port Hueneme
California from 12-13 Feb 08. There were discussions of operational issues, education and training, experience
with NCO joint assignments, NCO and contractor lessons learned from the war zone, NCO joint training and
installation facilities management. Attendees also visited Engineer activities at Port Hueneme including a look at
the Navy’s version of Prime Power. BG Gregg Martin, Commandant, US Army Engineer School, also was able
convene a work group from key attendees to address base camp standardization and opportunities for shared
training.

4. The School of Geospatial-Intelligence (TSG) Collaboration Tools: While the U.S. Army Engineer School
moved to Fort Leonard Wood, MO almost two decades ago, Army Engineers in conjunction the with National
Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) still have a robust training establishment at Fort Belvoir, VA for
Geospatial-Intelligence (GEOINT) and terrain analysts. COL Stuart Harrison was selected in January as the
interim Director of the NGA College while Mr. David "Doc" Dougherty (LTC, Ret) assumed duties as
Commandant of The School of Geospatial-Intelligence (TSG) until a new military Commandant is assigned in
the summer of 2008.

One major initiative that the NGA College and specifically TSG has embarked on recently is using a
collaborative tool called Intellipedia, similar to the popular encyclopedic, online tool - Wikipedia. However, this
tool limits users to only those assigned to work with the U.S. Government (ie. CAC access is required!) and is
available on multiple network security domains: Top Secret (TS), Secret, and even Unclassified/For Official Use
Only (FOUO). The Sensors Department of TSG has specifically made some significant progress by using their
site as a means to access existing course materials and even encourage contribution to developing courses on
Airborne/Motion Imagery. The goal is to put information at the fingertips of prospective students and their
supervisors and provide transparency on the training available at the NGA College.

Check out
https://www.intelink.gov/wiki/The_School_of_Geospatial-Intelligence for more information on both the
Geospatial Technology (GT) and Sensors Departments.

5. TCMS UPDATE: The brand new Theater Construction Management System (TCMS) version 3.0 is finally
here! On March 1, 2008 we will release this new dynamic application that now includes loads of new features
that aid the TCMS user to build projects much more efficiently. To conserve resources, TCMS was reviewed and
updated continually to utilize state-of-the-art technology in construction designs, materials, and techniques within
Army transformation. Through the user community and Army transformation, requests for product improvements
have been assessed and implemented in this new release.

6. Capability and Capacity Gap Mitigation Workshop: The Center for Army Analysis conducted the 4th and
final Stability Operations Capability and Capacity gap mitigation workshop on the 11 and 12 Feb 08. The
purpose of this final workshop was to determine the DoD mitigation options for identified gaps in the Army’s
ability to support Stability Operations. Participants for the workshop were a cross section from the US
Government to include DoS, USAID, the Office of Secretary of Defense as well as other Services. The workshop
identified efforts that are lessening existing gaps that are already underway and gaps that are not being addressed.
The workshop recommendations are: The Joint Staff act as an arbitrator, issue guidance for gaps requiring inter
service cooperation. That Gaps requiring USG involvement and guidance be referred to OSD for further action.

7. ALARACT 039/2008: THE AGR SRB IS A RETENTION INCENTIVE PAID TO AN AGR SOLDIER
WHO REENLISTS FOR A MINIMUM OF THREE (3) YEARS BEYOND HIS OR HER CURRENT AGR ETS
UNDER THE INCENTIVE PROGRAM DEFINED IN ACCORDANCE WITH (IAW) 37 USC 308. THE
OBJECTIVE OF THE AGR SRB PROGRAM IS TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF REENLISTMENTS TO
MAN THE CAREER FORCE OR FILL WAR FIGHTING NEEDS.

8. ALARACT 034/2008: The purpose of this message is to implement guidance in Reference I above, relating
to the transfer of Service Treatment Records (STRs) or Health Treatment Records (HTRs) (Medical & Dental
Records) to VA, for Active Duty (AD) Soldiers upon separation (retirement, discharge, or release) from AD.

9. ALARACT 030/2008: PURPOSE. TO PUBLISH IMPLEMENTING GUIDANCE FOR REFERENCES A
THRU L FOR SOLDIERS PERFORMING ACTIVE DUTY IN SUPPORT OF THE GWOT OR AS
ADMINISTRATIVE CALL-UPS. THE GUIDANCE FOUND IN THIS MESSAGE WILL ALSO BE POSTED
TO CHAPTER 8 OF THE PERSONNEL POLICY GUIDANCE (PPG) AT THE FOLLOWING LINK:
HTTP://WWW.ARMYG1.ARMY.MIL/MILITARYPERSONNEL/PPG.ASP.

10. ALARACT 028/2008: ON 12 DECEMBER 2007, THE UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE OF THE
ARMY APPROVED THE ACCEPTANCE AND WEAR OF THE PHILIPPINE REPUBLIC PRESIDENTAL
UNIT CITATION (PRPUC) FOR UNITS SUPPORTING EXERCISE BALIKATAN 02-1.
11. ALARACT 027/2008: (U) PURPOSE. TO PROVIDE POLICY AND GUIDANCE CONCERNING THE
ROLES, RESPONSIBILITIES AND AUTHORITIES OF THE US ARMY PEACEKEEPING AND
STABILITY OPERATIONS INSTITUTE (PKSOI) BOTH WITHIN AND OUTSIDE THE US ARMY.
POLICY CONTAINED IN THIS MESSAGE IS EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY .AND SUPERCEDES HQDA
G-3 AUTHORITIES MESSAGE, US ARMY PKSOI, DATED 26 JAN 06.

12. ALARACT 026/2008: REFERENCE A PUBLISHED A REVISION TO THE DD FORM 93 OF
CHANGES IN SOLDIER OPTIONS FOR DESIGNATING BENEFICIARIES FOR THE DEATH GRATUITY
THAT WERE INCLUDED IN REFERENCE D. HOWEVER, REFERENCE A ALLOWS THE SECRETARY
OF DEFENSE LEEWAY IN ESTABLISHING AN EFFECTIVE DATE, UP TO 1 JULY 2008, TO
IMPLEMENT THESE NEW PROVISIONS. ALTHOUGH OSD HAS PUBLISHED A REVISED VERSION
OF DD FORM 93, THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE HAS NOT YET ESTABLISHED AN EFFECTIVE
DATE FOR IMPLEMENTING THE BENEFICIARY DESIGNATION OPTIONS THAT ARE REFLECTED
ON THE NEW DD FORM 93

13. ALARACT 023/2008: EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2008 THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2008 UNLESS
SOONER SUPERSEDED, THIS MESSAGE AUTHORIZES SOLDIERS QUALIFIED TO REENLIST
UNDER PROVISIONS (UP) AR 140-111, CHAPTER 2 (USAR) AND NGR 600-200, CHAPTER 7 (ARNG)
TO RECEIVE BONUSES AUTHORIZED UNDER THE SELECTED RESERVE INCENTIVE PROGRAM
IAW 37 U.S.C., SEC 308B OR SELECTIVE REENLISTMENT BONUS (SRB) (FOR AGR SOLDIERS) IAW
37 U.S.C. SEC 308.

14. ALARACT 022/2008: THE 2008 FEDERAL ELECTIONS ARE QUICKLY APPROACHING AND ALL
SOLDIERS DESERVE OUR BEST EFFORTS TO ENABLE THEM TO VOTE IN THE COMING
ELECTIONS. THE ARMY'S GOAL IS 100% CONTACT OF ALL SOLDIERS TO ENSURE THEY
UNDERSTAND THEIR RIGHT TO VOTE NO MATTER WHERE THEY ARE AROUND THE WORLD.

15. ALARACT 018/2008: IN THE 30 MONTHS SINCE ITS IMPLEMENTATION (JUN 05), AUTOMATIC
LIST INTEGRATION (TO SGT) POLICY EFFECTIVELY REDUCED THE NUMBER OF SGT STAR MOS
BY 74 PERCENT (FROM 31 TO 8) AND REDUCED THE NUMBER OF SGT POSITION VACANCIES BY
86% (FROM 1,549 TO 214).

16. ALARACT 017/2008: ON 13 OCTOBER 2007, THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY APPROVED THE
CREATION OF THE COMBAT ACTION STREAMER FOR U.S. ARMY UNITS THAT HAVE SERVED OR
ARE SERVING IN THE THEATER OF COMBAT OPERATIONS.

17. ALARACT 013/2008: THIS MESSAGE PROVIDES INFORMATION ON THE DEPLOYMENT
EXCELLENCE AWARD (DEA) COMPETITION (2009), ESTABLISHED BY THE ARMY CHIEF OF
STAFF IN TRAINING YEAR 2000 TO RECOGNIZE ACTIVE, RESERVE AND NATIONAL GUARD
UNITS AND INSTALLATIONS FOR OUTSTANDING DEPLOYMENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS. THE DEA,
DESIGNED TO CAPTURE INNOVATIVE DEPLOYMENT INITIATIVES THAT MAY IMPROVE THE
ARMY'S DEPLOYMENT PROCESS, IS AWARDED TO ENCOURAGE UNITS AND INSTALLATIONS TO
BECOME MORE SKILLED IN DEPLOYMENT OPERATIONS.

18: TACOM MAM 08-015, MW24C Scoop Loader Cab with Add-on-Armor (AOA), Cab Repair : On the
MW24C Scoop Loader with Add on Armor (AoA), the isolation mounts are not standing up to the extra weight
of the AoA. Based on Engineer Analysis, this may cause the cab to shift and may allow the rebound mount bolts
to become loose as the loader moves over rough terrain but not to the point where the cab will fall off.

19: The 4th Annual JSOC Small Arms Competition will take place 27 April to 2 May 2008 at Fort Bragg, NC.

The link to the Match Bulletin on the Army Marksmanship Unit website at
http://www.usaac.army.mil/amu/index1.html
Match Director - GySgt Corey Nash USMC, Joint Special Operations Command, Red: 383-4445 Black: 910-
243-4445, BlkBerry: 910-494-2674, SIPR: nashc@soc.smil.mil, NIPR: nashc@jdi.socom.mil .


*** Engineers in the National Capitol Region: Each month the Office of the Chief of Engineers hosts an
Engineer Round-up at the Crystal City Gateway Marriot Bin 1700 Lounge commencing at 1700 on the last
Thursday of the month, excluding November and December. Engineers and those who support Engineers are
more than welcome to attend. It is a great opportunity to catch up on what’s going on in the Engineer
Community from a broad spectrum of perspectives. If you do not get an invitation now, please notify me to so
that I can add you to the specific distribution list. Click here to be added DAEN-ZC . Next event is 28
February 2008

You can always find all the Messages to the Regiment at our AKO site are linked at the bottom of this document
—AKO Login is required. For those having a hard time getting to the files that require an AKO logon, here is a
screenshot to show where the files are physically located.

F. Topics of Interest: FM 3-0
What is it?

Field Manual 3-0, Operations, is one of two Army capstone manuals and is the first significant revision in
operational doctrine since 9/11. Reflecting more than six years of wartime experience, this manual is the
blueprint for operating in an uncertain future.

What has the Army done?

The Army recognized that the next several decades will be an era of persistent conflict that will generate
continuing requirements for military forces. FM 3-0 discusses changes in the complex and volatile operational
environment, and how we need to prepare Soldiers and leaders to operate in that environment. The FM provides
the overarching doctrine of how the Army will conduct operations to defend the nation, protect vital interests and
fulfill national military responsibilities.

FM 3-0 does not focus exclusively on current operations, but also addresses the needs of an Army responsible for
deploying forces promptly anywhere in the world (its expeditionary capability) and operating for extended
periods in any environment at any point across the spectrum of conflict, from stable peace through general war
(its campaign capability). FM 3-0 institutionalizes simultaneous offensive, defensive and stability or civil-support
operations as the core of the Army’s doctrine.

What does the Army have planned for the future?

For the immediate future, a mobile training team will visit each division, corps, schoolhouses, and other locations
if requested, to help Soldiers and leaders “internalize” FM 3-0. A dedicated education program will help
propagate the field manual’s ideas throughout the force. The Combined Arms Center (CAC) at Fort
Leavenworth, Kan., has designed a multifaceted approach to educating Soldiers on the new field manual,
including a study guide on CD-ROM, a Web site and a chain-teaching program. FM 3-0 will be included in
almost all officer professional military education, including the Intermediate Level Education (ILE) curriculum.

Why is this important to the Army?

FM 3-0’s impact on the force and the application of the doctrine will be revolutionary. Four specific points in the
doctrine to note:

• The importance of stability operations is elevated to co-equal with combat (offensive and defensive operations).
• The field manual acknowledges and accounts for the critical nature and influence of information in operations.

• The field manual forges an operational concept that drives initiative, embraces risk and focuses on creating
opportunities to achieve decisive results.

• The field manual emphasizes the central role of the commander in full-spectrum operations, bridging battle
command and operational art in leveraging the experience, knowledge and intuition of the commander.

Soldiers are the centerpiece of our formations and the Strength of this Nation. To ensure continued success of our
Soldiers, we must all review, understand, internalize and continue to improve this doctrine.

Related links:

Strategic Communication Coordination Group (SCCG) Workspace
<https://www.us.army.mil/suite/page/303879>

Senior Army Leader Page (SALP) (Restricted to senior Army leaders only)
<https://www.us.army.mil/suite/page/129362>

Soldier Family Management Specialists Help Wounded Warriors
What is it?

The Army Wounded Warrior Program (AW2) assists and advocates for severely wounded, injured and ill
Soldiers and their Families. AW2 representatives, called Soldier Family Management Specialists (SFMSs),
located across the nation at military installations and VA Medical Centers, make sure severely wounded Soldiers
and Families get their non-clinical needs met.

• AW2 serves Soldiers rated, or expected to be rated, 30 percent or more disabled.

• AW2 provides holistic life skills to every severely wounded Soldier and Family.

• SFMSs first contact Soldiers, as soon as can be, after they are wounded.

• AW2 is there for these Soldiers and Families as long as they need.

What has the Army done?

AW2 gives these 30 percent or more disabled Warriors nationwide access to support and services, by phone,
email and in individual counseling. The program assures severely wounded Soldiers’ and Families access to, and
understanding of, all available resources and benefits. Through SFMS, and the rest of the AW2 Team, Soldiers
and Families get help to make informed decisions on their future:

• Career, education and benefits advice

• Military transition assistance

• Family assistance and life coaching

• Connections to local resources

What’s planned for the future?
AW2 stays with wounded Soldiers during treatment, rehabilitation, and their transition back to duty, or to civilian
life. When needs arise, the AW2 is there to assist (1-800-237-1336). AW2 will continue to take an active role in
changing policy, advocating for severely wounded Soldiers and their Families.

Why is this important to the Army?

The Army lives by the Warrior Ethos: “Never Leave a Fallen Comrade.” As part of this foundation, AW2 takes
care of the most severely wounded Soldiers and their Families, no matter the need, no matter how long. Every
leader knows support on the battlefield is their key to success. Leaders now know their wounded Warriors will
have just as much support if they have to come off the battlefield.

For more information: U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Program <http://www.aw2.army.mil>

COMMAND NET NEWSLETTER
1. Command Net now has its own distinct URL: https://cmdnet.bcks.army.mil/. This should make it a bit easier
to find if you don't have it saved as a "favorite" or have a hyperlink...

2. Battle Command Knowledge System (BCKS) is continuing to clean up its membership. Over 400 Command
Net members have had their accounts deleted this month. Another 500+ members who have not logged-in during
the last two years will start losing their membership beginning tomorrow. If you're one of them and want to
continue to receive these newsletters and have access to Command Net - please login today.

3. Content highlights added to the forum during the past two weeks include:

         - Deployment Training for SWA : FORSCOM Training Guidance for Follow-on Forces Deploying ISO
Operations in SWA (241431ZSEP07).
https://forums.bcks.army.mil/secure/CommunityBrowser.aspx?id=511885&lang=en-US This message
supersedes previous messages and provides a stand-alone document which does not require referencing prior
messages. (An "interactive" message with links to training resources and other supporting documents can be
found on the CALL website (https://call2.army.mil/toc.asp?document=2398.)

         - The First 100 Days - Commander and Staff, Call Handbook No. 08-10, Jan 08.
https://forums.bcks.army.mil/secure/CommunityBrowser.aspx?id=512098&lang=en-US This handbook, similar
to other "First 100 Days" Handbooks was written specifically for battalion and brigade commanders and staffs
using information from your peers. (Can also be located on CALL website:
https://call2.army.mil/toc.asp?document=3081.)

         - TRADOC Mobile Training Teams (MTTs).
https://forums.bcks.army.mil/secure/CommunityBrowser.aspx?id=513275&lang=en-US A list of over 260
subjects available for training your Soldiers through MTTs. If you're aware of others, please let us know.

         - Reset / Train Schools Quad Charts.
(https://forums.bcks.army.mil/secure/CommunityBrowser.aspx?id=513284&lang=en-US) Descriptions, POCs,
and other valuable information covering 127 courses (resident, MTT, and VTT) available to your Soldiers and
staffs.

         - Numerous documents from TRADOC Intelligence Support Activity (TRISA) - Threats.
https://forums.bcks.army.mil/secure/CommunityBrowser.aspx?id=50338&lang=en-US (Some of these
documents are: Threats to Bases, Camps, and Outposts; Suicide Bombing in the COE; A Military Primer to
Terrorism in the COE; Case Studies in Terrorism.)
      - We've added a link to the FIRES Center of Excellence (https://www.us.army.mil/suite/page/130700) on
the Command Net home page. If there are other links you'd like, ask and we'll do our best to add them also.

4. Discussions amongst commanders are still lacking. The real power of the forum comes from the knowledge
that each of you possess. We know how very busy you all are, but if you have a few moments please share your
thoughts and experiences. The last Command Net newsletter
(https://forums.bcks.army.mil/secure/CommunityBrowser.aspx?id=513386&lang=en-US) highlighted LTG
Caldwell's blog "Changing the Organizational Culture." In light of his comments, I "encourage" you to share
your stories on Command Net.


G. Engineer Unit Highlight: United States Army Corp of Engineers, North Atlantic Division.

Please provide your organization for inclusion here.

This feature provides a venue for Engineer Units/Activities to post unit information. If you are an OIC/NCOIC
of an Engineer Unit/Activity and would like your organization mentioned here, download the template and email
back to me. All entries will be consolidated on a master page as they come in.

Engineer Unit Highlight: Former Submissions

H. Recurring Links: The Commandant’s Message; Engineer Casualties ; PASSAGES
The Engineer Lifelong Learning Portal USACE Organizations ; The Engineer Update ; Military OneSource

Essayons Forward ;     The Engineer Magazine; Current PERSCOM Messages. ; 412th ENCOM ;

The West Point Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering ; USMA Basecamp ; . CORPS POINTS

The USACE Installation Support Community of Practice Portal, Engineering Knowledge Online ;

Topographic Engineering Center ; United States Army Engineer Research and Development Center; NCO Net

The West Point Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering: ADSO Incentives Program

ENGINEER UNIT REGIMENTAL LINKS Joint Task Force North ; Engineer Museum Reference Library.

Maneuver Support Center of Excellence           Check your entire Official Military Personnel File (OMPF)

Check and certify the file that the board will use (My Board),         Check your current ORB (My ORB)

Submit your online Assignment Preference (AIM) ,                 Certify your new official photo (DAPMIS)

Submit your Command / CFD / SSC Preference Online , Check your Senior Rater Profile (Dash 2)

Check to see if HRC has received your OER (IWRS) , USACE Historical Vignettes , Video Engineer Update

The staff of the Engineer Professional Bulletin not only maintains the mailing list for the bulletin but also is
responsible for keeping the Engineer Unit Directory updated. They can only do that with your help. Please take
time to look at the directory Web site at and check your unit to see if the information is correct. If it isn’t, e-mail
the bulletin staff at engineer@wood.army.mil with corrections.
I. Engineers Supporting Engineers—Professional Organizations Links:
1. Army Engineer Association : AEA News; Army Engineer Association Programs; Membership.

a. AEA Annual Engineer Regimental Conference & ENFORCE: The AEA will conduct it's 2008 Engineer
Regimental Conference in the America's Center in St. Louis, MO from May 4-6, with a continuation of activites
at Fort Leonard Wood from May 7-9. Click here

b. AEA now has a web page dedicated to Industry support to the Warfighter. The web page is at:
http://www.armyengineer.com/warfighters.htm

c. AEA is also building a new web page as an Engineer Organization / Unit Directory. We want to list all
Engineer units, plus other key engineer offices, like the staff engineer offices at Divisions and Corps. We’ll
include USACE offices, AC, National Guard and USAR battalions and sep companies, and all of the sapper
companies too. We want the activity name, mailing address, phone number, and current OIC / NCOIC name and
email. Send your unit directory info to: aeamag@armyengineer.com.
The AEA Career Center online <http://www.armyengineer.com/AEA_career_center_v1.htm>.

d. JOBS...after the Army: AEA has a complete online Career Center. You can learn about civilian opportunities
autonomously. Research or survey the commercial job market with FREE (ANONYMOUS) resume post at
AEA career center. Additionally, AEA has been running and will continue to run, a special series of articles in
Army Engineer magazine which focus on individual job experiences of many retired Army Engineers. To read
those articles, you need to subscribe to the magazine. Do so here
<http://www.armyengineer.com/Member_benefits.htm>.

2. Society of American Military Engineers : The Military Engineer Online : Membership SAME
Current eNEWS

a. "The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) is currently undertaking a grass roots effort to reach
out to aspiring engineering and architects at local universities. SAME membership is FREE for students and also
provides them opportunities for leadership, mentorship and potential internships or first jobs. To learn more
about the SAME college outreach program and how to help set up a chapter at your university or a university
near you, please visit www.same.org/college or send the Ben Matthews an email at
samecollegeoutreach@gmail.com.

b. The Society of American Military Engineers, SAME offers free memberships to students of the Engineer
Career Captains Course and the Engineer Advanced Noncommissioned Officers Course. (Active, Reserve,
National Guard – any phase)

c. Deployed Engineering Team

Get The Military Engineer and SAME News delivered directly to you! Complete our temporary deployment
form and we will send your SAME materials to you onsite while serving in your area of operational
responsibility (AOR).

This free service is just one of the many ways SAME salutes our members. Click here to provide your temporary
AOR contact information.

d. Transitioning from military service? Retiring from the Federal Government? Looking for a new and
exciting position in the A/E/C industry? If the answer to any of these questions is YES, place your resume on the
SAME Job Center web site. The service is free for SAME members. The site has been or is being utilized by
over 300 companies that through their placement of job announcements have access to your resume

2008 joint engineer training conference & expo:
may 20–23, 2008 · minneapolis/st. paul, minn.
                           On-line registration for individuals (Conference Participants, Exhibitors,
                           Speakers, Spouses, etc) is now open!

                           Go to www.same-2008.org to learn about registration, sponsorship
                           opportunities, events and program notes! Early registration rates are
                           available through April 30, 2008.




3. TEOCSA (The Engineer OCS Association) Website coming soon

The purpose of TEOCSA (The Engineer Officer Candidate School Association) is to support the troops. Up to
recent, the support has been directed principally toward the collection for preservation and display of Engineer
OCS history materials to show (and to remind) what has been accomplished, i.e., building the foundation to move
forward.

TEOCSA is looking now to assist more directly.

Question: will you help?

E. T. Mealing
Pres., TEOCSA
PO Box 14847
Atlanta, GA 30324-4847
404.231.3402
TEOCSA@comcast.net

4. Army Engineer Officer Wives' Club:

a. Announcing the 2008 Army Engineer Memorial Awards:                      For Graduating High School Seniors

The Army Engineer Officers Wives Club announces the availability of two awards for qualified high school
seniors graduating in 2008. Applicants are judged equally on the basis of academic and extracurricular
achievement during high school. The awards are not based on financial need. An award may be applied toward
tuition, books, fees, or room and board at a college, university, technical or vocational school.

b. The Army Engineer Memorial Award (AEMA) was established in memory of U.S. Army Corps of Engineer
Officers who died in Vietnam and is given annually to honor Army Corps of Engineer Officers who die in the
line of duty. The award is available to any high school senior whose parent (1) is presently a United States Army
Engineer Officer on active duty; (2) is or was a retired U.S. Army Corps of Engineer Officer, or (3) died while on
active duty as a U.S. Army Corps of Engineer Officer.

c. The Geraldine K. Morris Award was established in memory of Geraldine King Morris, a former Army nurse
and Army wife. The award is given annually to a graduating senior who intends to enroll in a program leading to
a nursing degree or certification. Candidates for this award may be any high school senior who is a citizen of the
United States and whose parent (1) is presently a United States Army Corps of Engineers Officer on active duty;
(2) is or was a retired U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Officer; (3) died while on active duty as a U.S. Army Corps
of Engineer Officer; (4) is presently a civilian, grade GS-9 or above, assigned to Headquarters, United States
Army Corps of Engineers.

Applications for these awards will become available during the month of November 2007. The deadline for the
applications is February 15, 2008. For further information or to obtain an application, contact the AEMA Chair,
Mollie O’Neill, at 5901 Mt Eagle Drive, #1406, Alexandria, VA 22303. Or e-mail aema.scholarship@gmail.com.
Please reference AEMA Scholarship in the subject line of your e-mail.

Visit our website at www.AEOWC.com.

Alternate response email address is DAEN-ZC@hqda.army.mil

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