U.S. Army Reserve



With much of the Army’s engineering capability in the Army Reserve, the ability of the 412th Theater Engineer Commands to respond rapidly, sometimes within 24 hours, is vital to success of the Total Force as it provides theater-level engineer support to combatant commander during contingency operations. The 412th TEC maintains mission command of engineering forces at the theater level as a deployable command post, with three brigades and 96 assigned units throughout the eastern United States.

The engineering expertise in the more than 12,000 Soldier force includes survey and design, building, road and bridge construction, road repairs, and upgrades to physical facilities.

The command has historical training relationships in the Pacific and European theaters and provides direct support to Eighth Army in Korea. It has deployed numerous detachments since 9/11, supporting Multi-National Force-Iraq, and augmenting the Gulf Region Division of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Iraq.

In 2009, Deployable Command Post 1 deployed to Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. In addition to supporting military operations overseas, it also provided engineering and logistical support domestically following natural disasters such as Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, which devastated the Gulf Coast in 2005.

Its lineage dates back to July 1923 when it was constituted in the Organized Reserve as the 372nd Engineer Regiment. It was ordered into active military service at Camp Claiborne, Louisiana, and departed the U.S., arriving in England, August 21, 1943.

The regiment was engaged in the Central Europe Campaign until May 1945 and was awarded the Meritorious Unit Citation for World War II.

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412th Theater Engineer Command Leaders

Major General Daniel Christian
Commanding General

Command Sergeant Major Dennis Law
Command Sergeant Major

• Horizontal and vertical construction
• Sapper, bridging and route clearance
• Technical engineering support
• The 412th is one of two Theater Engineering Commands in the Army

In The News
June 15, 2018 - U.S. Army Reserve Spc. John Mundey and U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. Chase Craig were named as winners of the 2018 U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition Best Warrior and Best Noncommissioned Officer in a ceremony at the Crown Complex in Fayetteville, North Carolina, on June 15, 2018.
June 15, 2018 - Sgt. Chase Craig and Spc. John Mundey were named the U.S. Army Reserve Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year, respectively, during the 2018 U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition award ceremony at the Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville, North Carolina, on June 15.
May 9, 2018 - Two nationally recognized credentials are available free of charge to Soldiers holding select quartermaster military occupational specialties. The Certified Logistics Associate and Certified Logistics Technician documents can be earned by enlisted 92A automated logistical specialists and 92Y unit supply specialists, as well as warrant officer 920A supply systems technicians and 920B property accounting technicians.
March 12, 2018 - Soldiers from the U.S. Army Reserve’s 478th Engineer Battalion, 412th Theater Engineer Command (TEC), based in Fort Thomas, Ky., made history at Fort Knox Feb. 4-23, 2018.
January 19, 2018 - The team of 24 engineers specializing in surveying, planning and design provided “turn-key” packets to the garrison. These design packets are handed over to military construction units to execute as additional troop projects. Troop projects significantly reduces costs for the garrison because they wont have to go to a civilian contractor to get the work done.

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