The world of U.S. Army Engineers is one of numerous capabilities across many different specialty career fields.
The Engineer Regiment is comprised of combat engineers, bridge crews, geospatial engineers, divers, firefighters, and construction workers of various trades. When a new Engineer Officer is commissioned, he or she can be assigned to any of these diverse types of units.
On rare occasions, junior engineer officers may also be assigned to work with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), a command with approximately 37,000 dedicated Civilians and Soldiers delivering engineering services to customers in more than 90 countries worldwide. Because the Corps of Engineers sets the standard for our profession in military construction, many junior officer engineers leap at the chance to work within the organization. As such, any opportunity to learn from the vast expertise within the Corps would definitely be a tremendous boost to my skill set and career path.