By the Numbers • Provides command and control of theater-level engineer operations levels above brigade in support of unified land operations. • Mission command and oversees all Army Reserve engineer assets, predominantly east of the Mississippi River. • Commands three brigades, a regional support group, and four smaller direct reporting units, totaling nearly 12,000 Soldiers and 300 civilians. • Combat capabilities consist of mobility augmentation, clearance companies, sapper companies, and multi-role bridge companies. The construction capabilities are vertical, horizontal, and engineer support. • In October 2017, the 412th TEC became regionally aligned with U.S. Southern Command and the U.S. Northern Command (U.S. Army South and U.S. Army North, respectively). • Performs key roles in large-scale training exercises, contingency planning, and in-theater security cooperation plan engagements. PEACETIME EMPLOYMENT • Executes mission command of all Army Reserve engineer units predominantly east of the Mississippi, ensuring trained and ready forces available to U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) and U.S. Army Reserve Command (USARC). • Supports and participates in FORSCOM/USARC training exercises in the continental United States (CONUS) and combatant command/ Army service component command (COCOM/ASCC) exercises and training opportunities outside the continental United States (OCONUS) to maintain unit readiness. • Maintains communications with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the ASCCs to ensure continuous support focused on the long-term goals of both organizations in their areas of responsibility (AORs). • Maintains communications/ties with sister service engineer organizations, in order to enhance joint readiness and interoperability. WARTIME EMPLOYMENT • Manages and executes the ASCC’s maneuver support mission at theater level. The TEC is modular and scalable, enhancing its versatility. It deploys in part, combination, or in its entirety. The 412th TEC can also deploy two early-entry deployable command posts (DCPs) with all of these capabilities. Additionally, the DCP can expand and tailor its size to the operation as the mission requires. • Executes mission command for all Army theater engineer assets in the ASCC AOR and is expandable enough to manage the joint, allied/ coalition engineer effort, as well as many contracted construction operations. • Supports engineer operational-level planning, coordination, and technical services supporting the ASCC, geographic combatant command, or joint task force (JTF). • Participates in joint civil engineering support planning (CESP) in support of the ASCC/COCOM. • Provides command and control of theater-level engineer operations levels above brigade in support of unified land operations. • Provides trained and ready forces in support of global operations utilizing the Army Sustainment Readiness Model; and provides policies, guidance, resourcing, and administrative support as an operational command over assigned Army Reserve units. • Provides command and control of assigned or attached engineer brigades, groups, and other engineer units engaged in general, geospatial, and combat engineering missions for an ASCC or JTF. • Provides engineer support to joint exercises, humanitarian civil assistance, exercise-related construction, installation-related construction, and theater security cooperation plans and partnership for peace missions. • Operates as the senior engineer headquarters to command, plan, and control engineer assets within the theater of operations. The TEC supports an ASCC or JTF in theater. • Develops and validates plans, procedures, and programs for theater-level engineer mission command and support to the ASCCs. • Communicates to the ASCCs the capabilities of the theater engineer commands and opportunities where the TEC can support those commands.
In addition to providing wartime support as the ASCC, the 412th TEC performs key roles in large-scale training exercises, in contingency planning, and other theater security cooperation plan engagements within these same areas of operations. During 2020, the command enabled Soldiers from more than 100 subordinate units to participate in numerous major events, exercises, and operations across the continental United States and around the world. As part of the nation’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 368th FEST-M mobilized to support the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers setting up alternate care facilities (ACFs). Technical experts from these
teams traveled to sites in Chinle, Arizona; Shiprock, New Mexico; Phoenix, Arizona; and Memphis, Tennessee. They performed site assessments, aided in construction management and quality assurance tasks, and provided technical engineering support to help repurpose existing buildings into ACFs, where patients could be seen and treated by physicians. 412th Theater Engineer Command 1265 Porters Chapel Rd. Vicksburg, MS 39180 (601) 631-6103 153