Posted on May 5, 2020
Cadet SFC Squad Leader
2.29K
47
23
7
7
0
If a cadet commissions as an engineering officer, is it possible for them to ENSURE that they become a Sapper (combat engineer) rather than receiving one or the other engineering jobs such as ‘heavy’ or ‘construction’?
Posted in these groups: A02453-large1 SapperEngineer 12A: Engineer OfficerThcapm08l9 ROTC
Avatar_feed
Responses: 17
MAJ Observer   Controller/Trainer (Oc/T)
8
8
0
Sapper is a job or additional school, not an MOS or AOC. Not all combat engineers are sappers. As a cadet you can't even guarantee you'll be an engineer. But you don't have to be an engineer to go to sapper school. And other MOS/AOCs do sapper like things without being sappers or engineers. I was a maintenence platoon leader, ordance LT with no special schools, in a heavy engineer company the first time i built and fired a Bangalore torpedo.
(8)
Comment
(0)
Avatar_small
CPT Operations Research Analyst
8
8
0
You’re not guaranteed Engineer unless you’re going guard or reserve and have the paragraph and line number before you graduate. Then it is up to your unit to send you if you’re in a combat engineer unit.
(8)
Comment
(0)
Avatar_small
Capt Dwayne Conyers
5
5
0
In my experience, A N Y T H I N G can happen. I was majoring in Television Production and wound up being a SIGINT Officer.
(5)
Comment
(0)
SFC Ralph E Kelley
SFC Ralph E Kelley
2 mo
Ain't that "Anything" the truth!
(1)
Reply
(0)
Avatar_small

Join nearly 2 million former and current members of the US military, just like you.

close