Staff members with the 416th Theater Engineer Command (TEC) participate in a Mission Command seminar. 416th TEC staff developed a shared understanding of Knowledge Management, Army Design Methodology and the Military Decision Making Process (MDMP).
Chief of the Army Reserve Lt. Gen. Jody Daniels discusses promotion packet and preparation for the Army Combat Fitness Test during a virtual battle assembly with Soldiers of the 721st Engineer Construction Company. Photo by: SGT Francis Concepcion
Capt. David Rey, with the Contingency Response Unit, provides operational support to the USACE Operations Center (UOC). As a staff augmentee, he is one of several staff members to provide daily briefs to the chief of engineers on national response efforts. The 24-hour UOC monitors and receives updates from USACE Division-level Emergency Operations Centers on the construction and assessment of ACFs, and tracks each division’s deployed personnel.
First line leaders surround Soldier during difficult times
Soldiers from the 469th Combat Engineer Company Infantry, Machesney Park, Ill., pose for a team photo at the National Training Center in 2021.
Jan. 6, 2023 - The leadership from a Machesney Park, Illinois, Army Reserve unit and the 389th Engineer Battalion headquartered here, combined forces to help a Soldier deal with thoughts of suicide...

Furlough leads to success in bodybuilding
Maj. Timothy Jarvis flexes his muscles after placing second place during a bodybuilding competition Dec. 3, 2022, in Waukegan, Illinois.
Jan. 6, 2023 - During the COVID-19 pandemic, many encountered life-changing events, including Maj. Timothy Jarvis of the 416th Theater Engineer Command’s Contingency Command Post. Those changes led Jarvis on a path he never thought of, as...

411th Engineer Company equipment deployment by rail movement at Fort McCoy, Part IX
Railcars that were loaded by Soldiers with the Army Reserve’s 411th Engineer Company with military vehicles and equipment are shown Nov. 17, 2022, at Fort McCoy, Wis. Overall the company loaded 128 items on to railcars over the multi-day rail movement at the installation to deploy the equipment eventually to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. Five personnel with the Fort McCoy Logistics Readiness Center (LRC) assisted with the rail movement and its coordination. The 411th is the latest of many units over the last decade to hold rail movements at Fort McCoy. As a matter of fact, for the many decades of Fort McCoy’s existence, the capability to transport cargo and equipment to and from the installation by rail has always been there. And it’s a capability that will continue, Fort McCoy LRC officials said. During World War II, for example, the railroad at Fort McCoy was one of the main forms of transportation for bringing troops in for training and home after the war as well as for moving cargo and equipment in and out of the installation. The 411th is headquartered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Dec. 1, 2022 - Railcars that were loaded by Soldiers with the Army Reserve’s 411th Engineer Company load railcars with military vehicles and equipment are shown Nov. 17, 2022, at the rail yard at Fort McCoy, Wis...

General’s trunk makes homecoming to 416th Theater Engineer Command
Todd and Beverly Parkhurst showcase a photo of Brig. Gen. Don A. Parkhurst, the namesake of the Parkhurst Army Reserve Center and the headquarters of the 416th Theater Engineer Command in Darien, Illinois. The couple donated his World War II trunk to the unit.
Dec. 1, 2022 - When the Parkhurst family made the decision to move from Chicago to Florida, they had to consider a home for more than just themselves.A World War II trunk was one of the last relics of their late father, Brig. Gen. Don A...

U.S. Army Reserve Soldier competes at 2022 World Skate Roller Games
Sgt. 1st Class Markevous Humphrey practices his form near Ft. Bragg, North Carolina on Oct. 5, 2022. Humphrey is preparing to compete for the World Skate Roller Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Nov. 30, 2022 - Sometimes a passion you never knew you had skates right into your life. It happened quickly for one United States Army Reserve Soldier who is now on pace to achieve his goal of participating in the Olympics...100 meters at a...

Small business wins Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jeremy Meierdirk, 372nd Engineer Brigade, 416th

Theater Engineer Command, in the center to the left of the award, and H.J.

Pertzborn Plumbing and Fire Protection representative, Joe Pertzborn, center

on the right, hold up awards during the ceremony. Leadership attended the

ceremony. Photographed from left to right is Command Sgt. Maj. Douglas

Dieckman, Maj. Gen. Brian Miller, Meierdirk, Pertzborn, Scott Legwold, and

Ashley Kleven.
Nov. 22, 2022 - A local small business was nominated for and won the highest award given to a civilian employer by the Department of Defense during a ceremony at the Madison Club on Nov. 15...

Suicide prevention training makes a difference
Staff Sgt. William Watters, a squad leader with the 411th Engineer Vertical Construction Company, Des Moines, Iowa, gained the skills to intervene when a Soldier came to him thinking about taking his life. Watters received suicide prevention training on Oct. 21, 2022. (Courtesy photo)
Nov. 1, 2022 - Suicide prevention training made a difference between a leader discounting a Soldier’s concerns as complaints and a successful intervention...

416th TEC paves way to reset mission change
Sgt. Denis Avila moves equipment to set up for return to home station. Recovering the equipment is a three-phase process which includes the planning and preparing phase that identifies qualified Soldiers and the itinerary; the execution phase that initiates once at the Logistics Readiness Center and equipment is prepared for departure; and the final phase that begins when the first piece of equipment arrives back onto U.S. Army Reserve sites.
Oct. 27, 2022 - Three brigades under the 416th Theater Engineer Command are currently spearheading final reset and recovery missions to bring home equipment held at active-duty installations after deployment...

Army Reserve engineers prepare for deployment by assisting Fort McCoy
From left, Sgt. Austin Hendrix and Spc. Jaxen Jenson, both with the 461st Engineer Company, sketch out a stair support for a building at Tactical Training Base Liberty on Fort McCoy, Wis., October 19, 2022. The building will be used by U.S. Army Reserve units when they train here. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Zach Mott, 88th Readiness Division Public Affairs Office)
Oct. 21, 2022 - To prepare for an upcoming deployment to the Central Command area of responsibility, Army Reserve engineers are improving the training facilities at Fort McCoy, Wis., through a set of projects, Oct. 19, 2022...

416th TEC sweeps logistic excellence awards, named ‘Best of the Best’
The Chief of Staff, Army, Supply Excellence Award
Oct. 18, 2022 - The 416th Theater Engineer Command continued its winning streak, with two companies adding top-tier logistic excellence awards to its fall lineup.The 409th Engineer Company (Engineer Vertical Construction Company), out of...
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