A new generation of Engineers get a brief on the mission of USACE from the Afghanistan District Commander, Col. Jason Kelly as the District wraps up a week long observance of National Engineers Week.

Soldiers from the 264th Engineer Clearance Company learned firsthand the USACE value to our nation as they visited the district.

Col Kelly discussed the USACE vision of Engineering solutions for the Nation's toughest challenges by emphasizing the mission of delivering vital engineering solutions, in collaboration with our partners, USFOR-A, CSTC-A, USAID, TAACs and our Local Afghan nationals in securing our nation, energizing our economy, and reducing risk from disaster.

It was brought to these young engineer's attention the triple "D" role USACE has in the National Security Strategy encompassing our partner nations and combatant commands, Defense, Diplomacy, and Development.

Though our current mission is focused on the development of Afghanistan, USACE is engaged with more than 132 countries with a physical presence in 43 pointing out that like the civilians deployed to the District now more than 33, 000 have deployed to contingency operations, 11, 000 of whom are from USACE.

This group of Soldier Engineers learned of the many diverse missions is engaged in from our military missions, contingency operations, to our civil works projects, and geospatial support, a mission set that is driven by diverse customers.