Lyrics and Music by Jo Johnston|
Synthesized by Malcolm Dale
|Eighth Engineers Dig In To Defend El Qaysumah Airfield|
On Order, the 1st Cavalry Division Engineering Brigade has an on-order mission to train, deploy by sea, air or land to any part of the world on a short notice in support of the objectives of the theater Commander. Once engaged with the threat; the Engineering Brigade executes mission command of modular engineer units providing combat engineering, general engineering and geospatial support to decisive action in unified land operations. As sson as the threat is eradicated, on Order, the Engineering Brigade redeploys and prepares for future operations.
Many types of organizations have been developed to perform the various engineer missions in a theater of operations. Engineering units range in size from small specialized teams consisting of only two individuals to large commands. Their missions include combat, combat support, combat service support, and support of civil-military operations. The basic philosophy of organization in a theater of operations is to tailor engineer units to the needs of the supported command. The wide variety of engineer organizations provides that flexible capability.
The basic Table of Organization and Equipment (TOE) unit of the engineer system is the battalion. Although engineer battalions normally have a fixed organization, they may also be tailored for specific requirements. Battalions are employed when it is desirable to assign a unit with the complete control of a task or an area. There are four basic types of engineer organizations, plus a variety of different types of separate companies:
|The History Of Military Engineering|
The history of the Engineering organizations can be traced back to the support of professional French Military Engineers, assited in the creation of the Army Corps of Engineers during America's War for Independence. Today, that French heritage is still seen within our Engineer Corps. The language of the Engineer - "abatis", "gabions", "fascines" and "pontoons" - has its roots in 18th century France. Even the motto of the American Engineers, "ESSAYONS" is French for "Let us try".
As America's War for Independence grew more contentious, it became apparent that there was an obvious need for trained Engineers within the Army. Only a few days after the Army itself was organized, the Continental Congress, on 16 June, 1775, resolved that there should be a Chief Engineer for the Army in a separate department and two assistants under him.
| Legacy Command Unit |
1st Cavalry Division Engineering Brigade
|Date Of Issue - 18 February, 2012|
This folio of material highlights of the many subsequent historical critical missions performed by members of the 1st Cavalry Division Artillery, whose actions, operations and the many critical issues resolved over its 72+ years history to meet the changing threat and the honors they achieved are summarized in the following sections:
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