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  • Active/Reserve:Both
  • Officer/Enlisted:Officer
  • Restrictions:None

Overview

An engineer officer is responsible for providing full support to the wide range of engineering duties in the Army. They can help build structures, develop civil works programs and even provide combat support.

Job Duties

  • Sapper Emplace demolitions, conduct reconnaissance and support maneuver units with mobility, countermobility and survivability
  • Bradley Destroy, neutralize and suppress the enemy using the Bradley Fighting Vehicle
  • Construction Construct roads, buildings, military bases, airfields, etc.
  • Bridge Construct, emplace or assemble numerous bridges
  • Rescue Perform search and rescue operations
  • Training Train the force, write new policy and research alternative engineering technology
  • Requirements

  • Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you.
  • Training

    Job training for an engineer officer begins with an undergraduate degree and the Basic Officer Leadership Course. Other opportunities may include taking courses at graduate schools and other military institutions.

    Helpful Skills

  • Selfdiscipline, confidence and intelligence
  • Physically and mentally fit to perform under pressure
  • Ability to make quick decisions
  • Capable of bearing numerous responsibilities
  • ASVAB

    The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is an examination that is administered by the United States Military Entrance Processing Command. It is used to determine qualification and helps predict future academic and occupational success in the military.

  • No ASVAB
  • Compensation

  • Total compensation includes housing, medical, food, special pay, and vacation time.

  • See the whole list of Army Occupational Specialties here

    To learn more about the Army's rank structure, see our complete list of Army ranks.
    To see a list of military medals and decorations that can be earned by servicemembers in the Army and other branches of the military, see our list of military decorations and medals.