Engineer Officers serve in every type of engineer unit, such as:
- Sapper: Employ demolitions, conduct reconnaissance and support maneuver units.
- Stryker: Support the Stryker Brigade Combat Teams.
- Bradley: Engage the enemy using the Bradley Fighting Vehicle.
- Construction: Construct roads, buildings, military bases, airfields, etc.
- Geospatial: Collect, manage and visualize terrain data.
- Dive: Participate in underwater reconnaissance, demolition and salvage operations.
- Bridge: Construct vehicle-emplaced, or permanent bridges.
- Power: Generate, distribute, and provide technical expertise on electrical power.
- Rescue: Perform search and rescue operations, primarily in collapsed buildings and natural disaster areas.
- Training: Train the force, write new policy, or research alternative engineering technology.
In all these units, Engineer Lieutenants have the following duties:
- Plan and execute engineering missions, both combat and construction.
- Understand tactical decision making and the Engineer’s role as a leader in a combined arms or joint-force environment.
- Coordinate employment of Engineer Soldiers at all levels of command, from platoon to battalion and higher, in U.S. and multi-national operations.
Engineer Captains have the additional responsibilities of:
- Commanding and controlling company-sized Engineer units (150-300 Soldiers)
- Coordinate employment of Engineer Soldiers at all levels of command, from company to division level and beyond, in U.S. and multi-national operations.
- Develop doctrine, organizations and equipment for unique Engineer missions.
- Instruct Engineer skills at service schools and combat training centers.
- Serve as an Engineer advisor to other units, including Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve organizations.