Capt Matthew Sherwood
MISSION: Provide engineer platoons that will execute mobility, counter-mobility, survivability and general engineering missions in support of Maneuver Brigade Combat Teams, joint international forces or as part of an engineer team/embarked military force. SAPPER’s provide personnel and equipment for hasty route clearance, dismounted breach, limited counter-mobility capability enabling force application and focused logistics. When augmented, provide deliberate route clearance, mounted breaching, gap crossing, counter-mobility and general engineering capability.
The 382nd Engineer Company (SAPPER) is a member of the United States Army Reserve, and a down trace unit of the 365th Engineer Battalion, Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania; 411th Engineer Brigade, New Windsor, New York; and the 412th Theater Engineer Command, Vicksburg, Mississippi.
In 2011, the 382nd SAPPER Company stood up as one of six total units of its type in the U.S. Army Reserve. In 2014, the unit received orders to move to its current location on Naval Support Activity Mechanicsburg.
The 382nd has also proven to be one of the top units in the combat engineering community. In each year from 2012-2016, the 382nd has sent select Soldiers and NCOs to represent higher echelons of command at the USAR Best Warrior Competition. In 2015, the 382nd sent a squad too, and won, the first ever Reserve-wide Sapper Stakes competition. The 382nd maintains a robust and aggressive training schedule, and is excited by the opportunities presented to it as a tenet unit on the NSA-Mechanicsburg.
Full-time military: 4
Full-time civilian: 1
Reserve strength: 103