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Re: What is the Combat Engineer Combat role?
« Reply #325 on: September 24, 2017, 21:03:13 »
What is the role of the combat engineer?

When the gunners run out of shells and the infantry runs out of missiles the role of the engineer is to grab 20 lbs of C4, run towards the enemy, drop the C4, light the blue touch paper and retire in an orderly manner to a safe location.
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Re: What is the Combat Engineer Combat role?
« Reply #326 on: September 24, 2017, 21:11:27 »
What is the role of the combat engineer?

When the gunners run out of shells and the infantry runs out of missiles the role of the engineer is to grab 20 lbs of C4, run towards the enemy, drop the C4, light the blue touch paper and retire in an orderly manner to a safe location.

That gave me a good laugh

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Re: What is the Combat Engineer Combat role?
« Reply #327 on: October 01, 2017, 22:24:40 »
Do you guys have anything else for me, maybe specifically on 4 ESR, I heard (from the forces.ca operations page) that parts of 4 ESR were deployed to Iraq. What are the Combat Engineers doing in Iraq? I realize most of you will respond with one word “OPSEC”, which makes sense, but if it isn’t against OPSEC than I would really be interested in knowing what stuff they are doing there, mostly building for our troops and the ISF/Peshmerga, or IEDD/demolition, or breaching on the front lines.

Please be as vague as you need to, please do not violate OPSEC, please tell me if you think people may respond in a way which could endanger Canadian lives, if that is the case, I will remove this post immediately (tomorrow morning).
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Re: What is the Combat Engineer Combat role?
« Reply #330 on: October 01, 2017, 22:48:49 »

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Engineers in their 30s and 40s.
« Reply #331 on: January 13, 2018, 20:50:52 »
How's everybody feeling?  ;D
I'm in the process of joining and I'm interested in this trade. 37 years young, pretty decent shape. Powerlifting background although last few months have been just running, rucking and bodyweight stuff.

What's the average age of a NCM combat engineer these days?
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Re: Engineers in their 30s and 40s.
« Reply #332 on: January 14, 2018, 12:23:01 »
37 years young, pretty decent shape. Powerlifting background although last few months have been just running, rucking and bodyweight stuff.

What's the average age of a NCM combat engineer these days?

Reply #205,

My biggest concern is I am 28 years old, is that too old to start in this trade?

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PRes on Reg Combat Engineer DP1
« Reply #333 on: March 15, 2018, 14:16:06 »
Hey everyone,

I've been doing some searching online about reservists going on reg courses, and although it does appear to happen, I haven't come across any specific to combat engineers. Has anyone here heard of reservists getting on a FETS course? I'd like to try and get my DP1 done this year before I get a job that will laugh at me when I ask to to take 6-14 weeks off for training, and would honestly like to just get it done all at once rather than spreading my DP1 out over two summers. I still need to do BMQ-L this summer, so I won't be able to get on a reserve course. If anyone also knows about any dates for Reg DP1 courses late summer/fall this year, I'd appreciate it.

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Combat engineer posting DP1
« Reply #334 on: May 29, 2018, 11:38:52 »
im about to start dp1 for combat engineer. i know you out 2 preferences down for your posting. my question is what are the chances ill get edmonton if i put it as ny first choice and my next of kin are all in edmonton and saskatoon?

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Re: Combat engineer posting DP1
« Reply #335 on: May 29, 2018, 11:48:45 »
. my question is what are the chances ill get edmonton if i put it as ny first choice and my next of kin are all in edmonton and saskatoon?

First posting 
You are able to provide preferences for postings.  Those preferences are one factor considered, along with the needs of the service, the need to provide individuals with experience, and a myriad of other factors.

If you search "posting preferences", you will likely come across answers similar to the above.
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Re: Combat Engineers
« Reply #336 on: May 29, 2018, 15:01:11 »
so i undertand the army will put you where they need you. im just wonderinf the chances of gettinf Edmonton. you get to put 2 preferences so should i put 1 CER and write that mt next of kin are there and 2 CER as the sexond choice? just trying to raise my chances of gettinf posted to edmonton as my family is all in alberta and british columbia

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Re: Combat Engineers
« Reply #337 on: May 29, 2018, 21:56:46 »
If you want Edmonton just put Edmonton.

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Re: Combat Engineers
« Reply #338 on: September 14, 2018, 03:09:55 »
so i undertand the army will put you where they need you. im just wonderinf the chances of gettinf Edmonton. you get to put 2 preferences so should i put 1 CER and write that mt next of kin are there and 2 CER as the sexond choice? just trying to raise my chances of gettinf posted to edmonton as my family is all in alberta and british columbia

Request Edmonton, but be prepared to not receive what you want. That being said, there's always a chance. But never, ever go into it having your heart set on one place, as if that is the case, the military life is not for you. Best of luck!