Meeting Future Engineering Requirements in an Evolving Operational Environment

Helen Winsor

Major General Bo Temple, Deputy Chief of Engineers at the US Army Corps of Engineers, presents the latest US thinking on combat engineering. The changing operational landscape brings with it a gamut of new challenges for engineers. This interview looks at some of the new issues that engineers face and explores how working practices can be changed to meet future requirements and capabilities. Key points touched upon include the development of responses to the improvised explosive device threat and the challenge of versatility to different mission profiles without sacrificing combat readiness with a specific focus on initiatives in Afghanistan.