Combat Engineers are essential to mission success by assisting their fellow Soldiers in tackling unpredictable environments. As a member of an Army National Guard Combat Engineer team, you'll design and build bridges, roadways, secure perimeters, and tactical firing systems, as well as detect and safely neutralize mines and other dangers to safeguard your team and repel the enemy.
• Construct fighting positions, fixed/floating bridges, obstacles, and defensive positions
• Place and detonate explosives
• Conduct operations that include route clearance of obstacles and rivers
Some of the Skills You’ll Learn
• Basic demolitions
• Basic explosive hazards
• Constructing wire obstacles
• Fixed bridge building
• Basic urban operations
• Operating heavy equipment
• Ability to use hand and power tools
• Ability to perform strenuous physical activities over long periods of time
• Interest in engineering
• Enjoy working outdoors
Through your training, you will develop the skills and experience to enjoy a civilian career in construction, building inspection, and building engineering.
Earn While You Learn
Instead of paying to learn these skills, get paid to train. In the Army National Guard, you will learn these valuable job skills while earning a regular paycheck and qualifying for tuition assistance.
Job training requires 10 weeks of Basic Training, where you'll learn basic Soldiering skills, and 14 weeks of Advanced Individual Training (AIT). Your on-the-job training primarily consists of hands-on work in a variety of construction projects.