By MyBaseGuide Staff Member

The United States Army Engineer School (USAES) provides a progressive program of resident and nonresident training in its quest to provide qualified engineer leaders in an ever-expanding technological Army. The USAES mission includes teaching engineer officers the tactics, techniques and principles of combat engineering, military engineering and integration of geospatial and environmental considerations into military operations. USAES activities develop engineer doctrine, individual and collective training products, combined arms training strategies, counter-IED equipment, tactics, techniques and procedures, environmental engineering, engineer support to urban operations, geospatial engineering and their supporting training publications.

While the installation has been a training site for enlisted engineers since its founding in 1941, it was not until 1990, that the United States Army Engineer School moved its officer training from Fort Belvoir to Fort Leonard Wood. In 1995, Navy, Marine and Air Force personnel joined the Army to conduct joint engineer training at Fort Leonard Wood.
As a part of the Maneuver Support Center Complex, Lincoln Hall is the headquarters for USAES. Lincoln Hall is the academic building, named for Gen. George Lincoln. As a Rhodes Scholar, Lincoln was promoted to brigadier general at age 38, making him America's youngest World War II general staff officer. The USAES Commandant and the Engineer Branch Staff are located in Lincoln Hall, Suite 1661 at (573) 563-6192.

The USAES consists of the following:
The Directorate of Training and Leader Development develops and integrates Engineer and Joint Engineer training and doctrinal programs, materials and products across the Engineer Regiment and Joint Engineer community; develops combined arms training strategies (CATS); manages resident and nonresident officer and warrant officer institutional training; and conducts leader training and education. The directorate also coordinates institutional training for deploying Active Duty, National Guard and Reserve Engineer forces. Call (573) 563-4093 for more information.

Directorate of Environmental Integration (DEI


As a result of the Dec.1, 2000 approved Army Environmental Campaign Plan and Operational Directive signed by the Under Secretary of the Army and the Army's Vice Chief of Staff, the USAES was designated the Army (and the branch) proponent for the integration of environmental considerations across doctrine, organization, training, material, leader development, personnel and facilities (DOTMLPF) and within military operations. DEI represents USAES in the day-to-day execution of this mission. In this role, DEI will develop, integrate, evaluate, standardize and synchronize environmental considerations into and across the domains of DOTMLPF. This will increase awareness and knowledge in Soldiers and civilians to positively affect environmental efficiencies and effectiveness in the conduct of military training and operations. This will ensure sustainable Army training areas and ranges, environmentally considerate leaders and units when operationally deployed and a program synchronized with the Army's other four areas of environmental concentration: research, development and acquisition; installation management; operations; and public outreach. Additionally, USAES (DEI) is charged with the collection and dissemination of environmental lessons learned. Call (573) 563-3816 for more information. The Counter Explosive Hazard Center (CEHC) is a component of the U.S. Army Engineer School and was formally established by the Department of Army on Oct. 2, 2005 and serves as the Army's integrator for all explosive hazard countermeasures. It develops, synchronizes and integrates those countermeasures across the doctrine, organization, training, materiel, leader development, personnel and facilities spectrum to enable mobility in urban and complex terrain. This provides new or emerging capabilities, skills and tools so our Soldiers can fight the War on Terrorism and institutionalizes new explosive hazard countermeasures to better prepare the Army for future conflicts.

As the primary action agent for Army improvised explosive device defeat proponency, CEHC is the center of excellence in identifying future explosive threats and respective counter measures. The CEHC is a critical "reach back organization" for the Joint IED Defeat Organization to support asymmetric warfare initiatives, and compliments the operational and forward-deployed role of the Asymmetric Warfare Group, while maintaining contact with tactical Engineer Commanders in the fight to better support them. The CEHC also manages the U.S. Army Engineer Mine Dog School. The Mine Dog School provides force protection and assured mobility assets to the U.S. Army through the training of specialized search dogs and handlers for the detection of mines and IEDs. Call (573) 563-3978 for more information.




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