Combat engineer for the USMC

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    I was wondering if anybody could give me any additional info. on bein a combat engineer. The Marines gave me this job but i dont ship out til june of next year and i dont know much about this job.
     
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    Can be a lot of things. Try looking it up on the internet or ask your recruiter for a source to check it out.
     
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    Here is what I found on the net...
     
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    The Combat Engineer brings many unique capabilities to the Marine Air Ground Task Force. From breaching a minefield in support of an infantry battalion to building a bridge or repairing a medical clinic in a hurricane-ravaged third world country, the Marine Corps Combat Engineer stands prepared to accomplish a myriad of assignments. If the thought of leading combat arms Marines in one of the most diverse MOS in the Marine Corps appeals to you, consider life as a Marine Corps Combat Engineer.

    MyMOS TBS Web Site

    There are a number of billets available inside the Marine Engineer Specialty. After boot camp, a Marine interested in this field will attend Basic Combat Engineer School, located at Camp Lejune, NC. As a combat engineer you will operate or serve as a crewmember on a variety of different Marine military vehicles. Training will assist you to know how to locate and eliminate mines by visual or mechanical means. Servicemembers who are assigned to this MOS are taught construction and carpentry skills, as well as skills in demolition projects and destruction of objects. This can be a field with room for a lot of different types and styles of duty. You can be assigned literally anywhere that the Marine Corps Services, and be detailed as support for a variety of different Marine Corps Command groups.

    The Combat Marine Corp Engineer is a construction based MOS, but it also works to support different remodeling and reconstruction issues. In both Afghanistan and Iraq, as a result of the War on Terror, Marine Corps Combat Engineer specialists have been used heavily to help rebuild vital infrastructure, and facilities such as schools, clinics and other industries.
    Combat Engineer Marine Corps Careers | USMilitary.com

    Hopefully that helps..
     
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    Combat engineer: digging a fox hole!! :lol:
     
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    You dolt. That's called a Marine, and they're called fighting holes. Think we have engineers along just to dig holes in the sand for us? Wrong again. The proper nomenclature for that particular digging implement is an entrenching tool. That would be a small shovel, to you.
     
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    Foxholes are burrows in the ground for lil doglike red furred critters.

    A fighting hole is a gap in the earth from which hell, damnation, bloody vengeance, and general mayhem in the form of a pissed of Marine comes from.

    They are normally dug with an E-tool although a cratering charge is appropriate if you need to create a really well dug in 50 cal.
     
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    If you piss off a Marine you've got hell to pay.
     
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    Navy 1960 - My son is a Combat Engineer and went to school at Fort Leonard Wood in MO. On completing his training he was assigned to an airwing in Yuma.

    It would have been nice if he had got Camp Lejeune as he would have been with his brother, but not the way it worked out.

    Spent last week blowing up shit out in the field.
     
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    They're called fighting holes....:lol:
     

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