By Mrs. Martha Yoshida (Leonard Wood)April 30, 2015
FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (April 30, 2015) The U.S. Army Engineer School wrapped up Engineer Regimental week Friday, setting the course for 2025 and beyond.
This year's theme, "Shaping Engineers to Win in a Complex World," included the Army Engineer Association's Industry Days vendor exhibition, a spouses event, the Senior Engineer Leadership Council and regimental ball.
The Army Engineer Association's Industry Days vendor exhibition kicked off April 21 and 22 at Nutter Field House with 55 vendors participating.
"Vendors provided information and equipment exhibits supporting overall engineer operations, and we were able to provide them with feedback on how their products work in the field," Brig. Gen. Anthony Funkhouser, USAES commandant, said. "There was a lot of good interaction with sergeants major, NCOs and officers, as well."
An event for more than 50 engineer spouses themed "Storm the Castle" took place April 22, to give spouses insight into the 22 military occupational specialties found within the engineer career field.
Capt. Reginald Harper, 35th Engineer Battalion S-3 operations officer, said he was glad to have the opportunity to lead the battalion's effort for this year's spouse event.
"These are spouses of great Soldiers, so I feel the same respect is due to them," he said. "Without them, we couldn't do what we do. It was a great experience."
The SELC was a two-day forum designed to facilitate communication and to gather consensus from leaders concerning the future of the regiment.
The Engineer Regiment paid tribute to fallen Soldiers during the Sapper Memorial April 23 at the World War II Chapel and Sapper Grove. The last roll call honored Maj. Gen. Harold Greene, Combined Security Transition Command -- Afghanistan International Security Assistance Force commander, Sgt. 1st Class Ramon Morris and Spc. Wyatt Martin both assigned to 43rd Engineer Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
The event is held annually to honor Soldiers who paid the ultimate sacrifice within the last year and to remember all Soldiers whose names are inscribed on the Engineer Memorial Wall.
"The week has prepared Engineers to ensure they remain at the peak of their profession and are always prepared to respond to what our nation asks us to do," Funkhouser said. "Engineers are always needed, our job is to ensure we remain relevant and are ready to execute."