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Offline G.I. JANE 117

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Engineer Officer Training
« Reply #125 on: March 21, 2019, 15:23:29 »
Could someone please provide insight into the intensity and length of training for Engineer Officers? More specifically, the training for Phase 3 which I believe is called "Basic Engineer Officer Course 1.1" and "Basic Engineer Officer Course 1.2". Is this the same as DP1? How physically demanding is it, and to what standard should my fitness be upon the commencement of these courses?
Since the lengths of BMOQ and BMOQ-L (or now currently called BMOQ-A) have been adjusted, I wonder if the Engineer training has been adjusted as well. I have heard a great deal about DP1 for Infantry Officers but there is a lack of anecdotal information on Engineer Officer training. Is it similar to Infantry aside from the technical aspects of Engineering?

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Re: Engineering Officer
« Reply #126 on: March 21, 2019, 15:43:05 »
DP1.1 is about 3 months long and is pretty physically demanding. Be prepared for lots of heavy ruck marches. This is where you will see tools, explosives and how to execute engineers task at the individual and section level.

DP1.2 is the classroom phase and is about 8 months long. If I am not mistaken, the new thing this year is that they are bringing back Conventional munition disposal (basic) and the LAV crew commander course. There is also a full month of dismounted infantry in there.

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Re: Engineering Officer
« Reply #127 on: March 22, 2019, 11:34:03 »
One of the only changes I have heard is the reintroduction of Tactical Minefields at all levels of training (both NCM and Officer)
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Re: Engineering Officer
« Reply #128 on: March 22, 2019, 12:23:07 »
Thanks for the responses. It helps to know what is ahead.

NFLD Sapper, there seems to be a lot of similarities between Infantry and Engineering. When applying I was on the fence between the two. I have a B.Sc. in Physics so I took Engineer because I had the schooling to qualify. How much Infantry do the Engineers see? Aside from the Infantry as a secondary role, what makes the job fun? Working with explosives sounds both fun and stressful, but stressful in a good way. I felt that Infantry would have been more limiting, both skills and career-wise, compared to Engineering. Am I correct about this? What makes Combat Engineers want to do the job that they do? It looks very physical. How much combat do the Engineers see compared to their brothers and sisters in the Infantry?

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Re: Engineering Officer
« Reply #129 on: March 22, 2019, 12:38:03 »
NFLD Sapper, there seems to be a lot of similarities between Infantry and Engineering.

You may find these discussions of interest,

Combat Engineer or Infantry
https://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=34091.50
6 pages.

Switching to Infantry or staying as a Combat Engineer 
https://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=109064.0
3 pages.

Infantry to Combat Engineer 
https://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=104750.0

Engineer/Artillery/Infantry applicant looking for info. Help!
https://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=110863.0

Secondary role of the Engineer: to be Infantry 
https://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=26138.0

Comparing the Combat Arms (Inf vs. Engr vs. Armd vs. Arty)
https://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=23460.50
6 pages.

etc...