Mission: In every operational situation, whether combat or otherwise,
mobility is key. Maybe it is keeping a major supply road open, building
a bridge or clearing an obstacle.
RESERVE GROWTH TO BENEFIT BRITISH COLUMBIA
- 39 Canadian Brigade Group, the Army Reserve formation
responsible for B.C., is gaining valuable personnel and resources
under the national Land Force Reserve Restructure program. The
enhancements include a 50-soldier Engineer Support Squadron
at Sardis, near Chilliwack, and five contingency planning
officers in major cities.
You will be trained
to build or repair roads, floating rafts, bridges
and housing or operate power tools and heavy equipment. You may clear
or remove booby traps.
The need for demolitions
and explosives is also an engineer responsibility because of their
Being an integral
part of the army, you will be trained in basic combat skills. Weapons
handling and marksmanship, infantry tactics, orienteering and first
aid will be part of your new set of skills.
You will live
and work out-of-doors and practice your skills day and night; in the
rain and snow. You may deploy on United Nations missions. These are
not always in the best places...not a vacation spot.
The motto of the
Engineers is "Ubique", which means "Everywhere".
If you like to
work with your hands, with power tools, and like to make things happen
then the Field Engineer trade might be for you.