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Mission

Our mission is to provide proactive, timely, and essential expeditionary engineer support to the XVIII Corps, the Army, and when directed, joint and special operations forces. 

The 20th Engineer Brigade is a combat engineer brigade assigned to the XVIII Airborne Corps of the United States Army stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.  The 20TH Engineer Brigade currently consists of four engineer battalions headquartered throughout the eastern United States.  The Brigade Headquarters and Headquarters Company (HHC) as well as the 27TH Engineer Battalion (A) are headquartered at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The 19TH Engineer Battalion (Construction Effects) is located at Fort Knox, Kentucky, the 46TH Engineer Battalion is located at Fort Polk, LA and the 92ND Engineer Battalion is located at Fort Stewart, Georgia. Soldiers of the 20th Engineer Brigade provide various supportive duties to other Army units, including construction, engineering, and mechanical work on other Army projects. 

20th Engineer Brigade Units 

Leadership

Brigade Commander COL Walter 

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Colonel George H. Walter hails from the great state of South Carolina and received his Commission into the Corps of Engineers after graduation from the United States Military Academy in 1996. Following the requisite training, COL Walter served his Lieutenant years with A/307th Engineers, 82d Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina where he supported the 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment. In 2000, he departed Fort Bragg for the Infantry Captains Career Course at Fort Benning, GA. 

Following the Career Course and a one year assignment as an Operations and Training Officer in the 7th Army Training Command, Grafenwoehr, Germany, he was transferred to Vicenza, Italy, in 2002 to join the 173d Airborne Brigade. For the next two and a half years, he served as the Commander of the 173d Combat Support Company and as the Aide de Camp to the Commanding General of the Southern European Task Force. COL Walter was then assigned as Team Chief in 1/345 Engineer Regiment in Columbia, South Carolina, and trained units of the National Guard for deployments to Iraq. Selected for graduate school, he completed his Masters in International Business from the University of South Carolina in 2007, immediately followed by Intermediate Level Education at the Command and General Staff College.

In July of 2008, COL Walter returned to the 82d Airborne Division to serve as the Division Engineer and later as the Battalion Operations Officer and Executive Officer for the 82d’s Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion. Now married, COL Walter was selected for service at Fort Polk, Louisiana, to serve as an Observer Controller with the Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC). He returned to Fort Bragg fourteen months later to serve as the JRTC Liaison Officer to U.S. Forces Command. 

On June 6th, 2014, COL Walter assumed command of the 6th Engineer Battalion (Airborne), 2d Engineer Brigade, at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. In the fall of the same year, the 6th was converted into the 6th Brigade Engineer Battalion and transferred to the 4th Brigade (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division. He was then selected to attend the US Army War College and after graduation was assigned to U.S. European Command where he served as a Deputy Division Chief and as the Executive Officer to the Deputy Commander. COL Walter then reported to HQs, XVIII Airborne Corps and served as the Deputy Chief of Staff, Engineer. On 11 June 2020, COL Walter assumed Command of the 20th Engineer Brigade at Fort Bragg, NC.

A DARPA Service Chiefs’ Fellow, COL Walter has operational and combat experience in Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. His awards and decorations include the Ranger Tab, Combat Action Badge, and Master Parachutist Badge with bronze service star. He is the proud recipient of the highly coveted jump wings from New Zealand, Hungary, Italy, Chile, Australia, and Canada.

Brigade Command Sergeant Major, CSM Munoz 

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Command Sergeant Major Jose A. Munoz hails from Ponce, Puerto Rico. He enlisted in the United States Army as a Combat Engineer in September 1999. He conducted One Station Unit Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. His assignments include Camp Howze, Korea; Fort Benning, Georgia; Vicenza, Italy; Schweinfurt, Germany; Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; Fort Bliss, TX; and Fort Bragg, NC. His combat tours include Operation Iraqi Freedom I-III and Operation Enduring Freedom XI-XII.

CSM Munoz has held a variety of leadership and staff positions to include: Team Leader, Squad Leader, Instructor writer, USARAF DCSENG Operations NCO, Platoon Sergeant, Sapper Leader Course Instructor, First Sergeant, Operations Sergeant Major, Battalion Command Sergeant Major and Brigade Command Sergeant Major.

CSM Munoz is a graduate of 5 levels of the Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development System including, First Sergeants and Commanders Course, United States Army Sergeants Major Academy (Class 68), Battalion and Brigade CSM Development Courses, Airborne School, Air Assault School, Ranger School, Sapper School, Jumpmaster School, Battle Staff Course and the Basic Instructor Training Course. CSM Munoz holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Science from Excelsior College.

CSM Munoz’s awards and decoration include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (5 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (3 OLC), Army Good Conduct Medal (7th AWD), Korea Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal (1 CS), Iraqi Campaign Medal (2 CS), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary and Service Medals,  NCO Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 5), Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 6), NATO Medal, Valorous Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Citation (1 OLC), Army Superior Unit Award, Senior Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, Sapper Tab, Ranger Tab, French Parachutist Badge, Driver’s badge and the Combat Action Badge. He is a member of the Army Engineer Association’s de Fleury Medal (Bronze Award). 

Incoming Soldiers

Welcome to the 20th Engineer Brigade! 

Inprocessing 

Welcome to the 20th Engineer Brigade! 

Please see the attached welcome packet, and inprocessing packet  for an easy transition to the 20th Engineer Brigade. If you would like sponsor click on the attachement for contact information.  We look forward to meeting you! 

Welcome to the Team! 

GET THERE! ESSAYONS! SLTW! 

History

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History of the 20th Engineer Brigade

     The lineage and honors of the 20th Engineer Brigade date back to the Civil War when it was first organized December 31, 1861 in the Regular Army as a provisional engineer battalion. Unit designations have changes many times since then as predecessors of the 20th Engineer Brigade served in the War with Spain, the Philippine insurrection, the Mexican Expedition and World War I and II. 

     On August 16, 1950, the brigade was first designated as the 20th Engineer Brigade and activated at Fort Leonard Wood, MO. In November 1952 the brigade deployed to France where it was assigned to the European Theater Communications Zone and provided engineer construction support in the area of southwestern France. Upon redeploying back to the United States, the brigade colors were first unfurled at Fort Bragg, NC on September 10th, 1954. From that time until its inactivation on December 12, 1958, the brigade provided engineer support to XVIII Airborne Corps operations in and around Fort Bragg and the southeast United States. 

     The Brigade Headquarters was reactivated on May 1, 1967 at Fort Bragg and deployed to Vietnam in early August. During the Vietnam Conflict, the brigade consisted of over 13,000 soldiers organized into three engineer groups having 14 battalions and 31 separate companies and detachments. During its time in Vietnam the brigade provided all non-divisional engineer support in military Regions III and IV through eleven different campaigns. The brigade was inactivated in Vietnam on September 20, 1971.  On June 21, 1974, the 20th Engineer Brigade was again reactivated, this time as an “Airborne” engineer brigade, and was assigned to XVIII Airborne Corps. In the early years, the airborne brigade provided rapid engineer response to both national and international military contingencies and disaster relief missions while supporting XVIII Airborne Corps operations with critical combat engineer, construction, topographical and bridging support.  

     On August 2, 1990 the brigade was called upon to support the multinational response to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. The Brigade grew to a 7,700 soldier fighting force composed of three groups, ten battalions, four separate companies and 8 detachments in support of Operation Desert Shield and Storm. The brigade provided mission essential combat engineering and topographical support to XVIII Airborne Corps. The Brigade completed 1,500 combat heavy day of work constructing roads, airfields, heliports, ammunition/fuel/water storage points, life support areas and forward landing strips, distributed over ten million maps, trained over 5,00 coalition engineers, and supported the French attack on Assalman airfield. During follow-on missions the Brigade destroyed over 6,000 enemy bunkers and one million tons of munitions. 

     Throughout the years the brigade has deployed in support of operations across the entire spectrum of conflict from disaster relief to combat operations. In 1992, the brigade provided relief in the wake of Hurricane Andrew, and in September 1994, the brigade deployed to Haiti in support of Operation Uphold Democracy.  As the Global War on Terrorism connected the brigade deployment elements to Southwest Asia in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom where they conducted mobility, constructed roads, airfields and base camps, and provided vital geospatial missions. In November 2004 and July 2007 the brigade headquarters was deployed to Iraq where it served as the Multi-National Corps – Iraq engineer headquarters exercising command and control over all non-divisional engineers throughout Iraq. 

     On September 16, 2009 the 20th Engineer Brigade transformed to its new MTOE with the headquarters being removed from airborne status, but the brigade’s mission to support XVIII Airborne Corps and the Army with trained and ready airborne engineers continued. In January 2010 the brigade deployed the Assault Command Post to Haiti in support of Operation Unified Response, and 12 months later, in January 2011, deployed the brigade headquarters to Iraq in support of operation New Dawn. There it served as the U.S Forces – Iraq theater engineer brigade headquarters for all non-divisional engineers throughout Iraq. 

     Today the 20th Engineer Brigade consists of four battalions and multiple separate companies and detachments numbering over 3,000 soldiers across six different installations.  The battalions include the 19th Engineer Battalion located at Fort Knox, the 27th Engineer Battalion located at Fort Bragg, the 46th Engineer Battalion located at Fort Polk, and 92nd Engineer Battalion located at Fort Drum. The 20th Engineer Brigade also contains four dive detachments located at Joint Base Langley Eustis, and three engineer companies located at Fort Campbell.  On August 31st, 2021, 46th Engineer Battalion 20th EN BDE, first U.S Army active-duty hurricane response force, deployed from Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk, to support Hurricane Ida response operations. The 46th mobilized more than 150 Soldiers and 51 pieces of equipment in 48 hours. Their ability to assemble and deploy is a testament to the ongoing cooperation between civil and military forces across the total Army.

     The 20th Engineer Brigade continues to stand ready to provide rapid engineer support in response to any worldwide contingency mission. The brigade holds true its long and distinguished history of service to the XVIII Airborne Corps, the Engineer Regiment, our Army and Nation participating in 33 campaigns and earning 5 unit commendations.    

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FAQ:

Where is the 20th Engineer Brigade located?

The 20th Engineer Brigade headquarters is located at Fort Bragg, NC, along with one of its four battalions, the 27th Engineer Battalion. The 19th Engineer Battalion is located at Fort Knox, KY, 46th Engineer Battalion is locates at Fort Polk, LA and the 92nd Engineer Battalion is located at Fort Stewart, GA. The 20th Engineer Brigade also consists of engineer assets located at Fort Drum, NY, Fort Campbell, KY, and four Engineer Dive Detachments located at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, VA.

Do I inprocess into the 20th Engineer Brigade or the 27th Engineer Battalion (A)?

If your orders directly state 27th Engineer Battalion, then you will go to Battalion S1. If your orders state the 20th Engineer Brigade then you will inprocess through Brigade S1.

Where do I inprocess on Fort Bragg?

Prior to inprocesing into the 20th Engineer Brigade, you will inprocess through Fort Bragg.

Go to Fort Bragg 18th Replacement Company, building 4-1238 on Normandy Drive.

Phone: (910)396-4250 Open 24/7