There are many women who are looking forward to the day the ban against having women in combat is lifted. Until then, those women who are looking for these types of jobs can enlist in the Army and become combat engineers. The job of a combat engineer puts one close to the action on the battlefield so that they can assist those who are fighting.
Duties of a Combat Engineer
A combat engineer in the Army has a job which is important and vital for any mission to be successful. This is because these engineers support those on the battlefield through the tasks they perform such as operating many items used in combat such as heavy wheeled vehicles and lighting sources. These engineers also install and prime many of the firing systems used in combat.
Many of the people who are looking to become a combat engineer must be between the ages of 18 and 42. No prior civilian training is necessary to begin training for this position in the military. Although an individual must meet certain medical and education requirements set by the Army.
If one is accepted for training to become a combat engineer they are sent to complete an extensive training which last 14 weeks. The training conducted during these weeks is a combination of both basic training and advanced individual training with a focus on the specific duties of this position. Once this training is completed it is then determined as to what type of combat engineering an individual will be involved in.