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|UF Starfleet Marine Combat Engineering Forces|
|*Fleet Affiliation: UF Starfleet Marine Corps|
|*Location: Pinastri Sector, Delta Quadrant|
|*Homebase: UF Starfleet Marine Corps Headquarters|
|*Branch Commander: Kira Skytower|
|*Vice Commander: Vacant|
|*Aide de Camp: Vacant|
A combat engineer, also called pioneer or sapper in many armies, is a soldier who performs a variety of construction and demolition tasks under combat conditions. Such tasks typically include constructing and breaching trenches, Mech traps and other fortifications, bunker construction, bridge and road construction or destruction, laying or clearing explosives, and other physical work in the battlefield. More generally, the combat engineer's goals involve facilitating movement and support of friendly forces while impeding that of the enemy.
Usually, a combat engineer is also trained as an infantryman, and combat engineering units often have a secondary role fighting as infantry. Beyond self-defense, combat engineers, infantry and assault troopers from armored corps units are generally the only troops that engage in the assault while dismounted. This role is limited by a lack of fire support (such as that obtained by infantry units from their armoury). However combat engineers typically do have extensive antiarmor capability in their infantry fighting role, such as with anti-mech weapons.
Combat engineers use practices and techniques of camouflage, reconnaissance, communication methods and enhancement of survival by other troops. Combat engineering also includes construction of roads, bridges, field fortifications, and obstacles. In these roles, combat engineers use a wide variety of hand and power tools. They are also responsible for construction rigging, the use of explosives, and carrying out demolitions, camouflage erection, field fortification construction, obstacle clearance, and obstacle construction, assault of fortifications, bridge erection, use of assault boats in water obstacle crossings, expedient road and landing pad construction, general construction, route reconnaissance and road reconnaissance, and erecting communication installations.
|UF Starfleet Marine Engineering Branch|
|Marine Engineering Commander||Kira Skytower|
|Aide de Camp to the Engineering Branch Commander||Vacant|
|Engineering Branch Vice Commander||Vacant|
- Repair and Maintenance
- Explosive Ordinance Disposal
- Aviation Technician
|United Federation Starfleet Marine Corps Database|