Pave the way for any size construction or demolition project. From surveying and bulldozing to topping buildings and bridges, Guard engineers lay the foundation.

  • Combat Engineer (12B) Combat Engineers provide the combination of combat ability and building skills necessary for tackling rough terrain in combat situations. Engineers build roads or trails, assemble bridges, and construct shelters, bunkers and gun emplacements, allowing armored and infantry divisions to advance. They also place and detonate explosives and oversee the safe removal of mines.
  • Plumber (12K) Army and National Guard buildings and equipment all require pipe systems for water, steam, gas and waste. Plumbers are responsible for installing and repairing plumbing and pipe systems. Plumbers read drawings and blueprints, plan pipe system layouts, and install pipes, fixtures and connectors, in addition to troubleshooting, testing and calibrating hydraulic and pneumatic systems.
  • Horizontal Construction Engineer (12N) The Guard takes part in hundreds of construction projects, including airfields, roads, dams and buildings, which require moving tons of earth and building materials or producing concrete and asphalt. Horizontal Construction Engineers use bulldozers, cranes, graders and other heavy equipment such as scoop loaders, power shovels and towed or self-propelled scrapers to complete these kinds of projects and assist in performance of combat engineer missions.
  • Interior Electrician (12R) Interior Electricians are responsible for installing and repairing electrical wiring systems in offices, hospitals, repair shops, hangars and other Army and Guard buildings. Electricians install and maintain all electrical components from transformers and service panels to circuit breakers, switches and power outlets. They also repair and replace faulty wiring and lighting fixtures.
  • Technical Engineer (12T) From airstrips and roads to docks and barracks, the Guard is always involved in construction projects, and the Technical Engineer is essential to this process. Technical Engineers supervise or participate in construction site development as surveyors or draftsmen, helping develop construction plans and specifications, and supplying technical drawing diagrams for wiring and plumbing of structures. They also provide surveys and maps that are used to locate military targets and plot troop movements.
  • Concrete and Asphalt Equipment Operator (12V) From airstrips and roads to dams and bridges, the Guard is always involved in construction projects. Concrete and Asphalt Equipment Operators are essential to this process, supervising or operating all equipment used in concrete and asphalt production and paving. They operate concrete mobile mixers, assist in all phases of asphalt production, paving and surfacing, and assist in combat engineer missions.
  • Carpentry and Masonry Specialist (12W) As a part of the engineering corps, Carpentry and Masonry Specialists perform general heavy carpentry, structural steel and masonry duties. From assisting in building layout and concrete foundations to framing, flooring, walls and roofing structures, Carpentry and Masonry Specialists erect buildings and structures from the ground up. They also handle repairs to all types of structures and may assist in combat engineer missions.
  • Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Specialist (74D) Emergency management specialists, such as the Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Specialist, prepare emergency plans and procedures for all types of disasters, including floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, biological warfare and enemy attacks. They are primarily responsible for operating, maintaining or supervising the use of nuclear, biological and chemical (NBC) detection and decontamination equipment, as well as smoke-generating equipment. They also train military and civilian personnel on what to do in an emergency.