554th Engineer Battalion


The 554th Engineer Battalion changes individuals into tactically and technically competent, Army Values-based leaders and Service Members, that are committed and able to fight and win our nation’s wars.

We teach a variety of courses to include Engineer Officer training (Construction Engineer Technicians (120A), Engineer Equipment Maintenance Officers (919A), and Geospatial Engineer Technicians (125D) Warrant Officers, Platoon Leaders (12A) and Company Commanders (12A), Quarry and Paving Specialists (12G), Construction Equipment Operators (12N), Construction Equipment Repairers (91L), Concrete and Asphalt Equipment Operator (12V) and Crane Operator Additional Skill Identifier (C4 ASI) courses





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LTC John Beck Jr

CSM Delmont Stephens



554th Engineer Battalion Battle CowConstituted on 5 May 1942 as the 354th Engineers and was re-designated 1 August 1942 as the 354th Engineer General Service Regiment. The 354th Engineer General Service Regiment (colored) was activated 20 September 1942 at Camp Maxey, Texas and was later inactivated on 6 November 1945 at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. It was re-designated as the 554th Engineer Battalion on 25 February 1954 and activated as such on 15 November 1954 at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. The battalion was inactivated on 26 March 1963 at Fort Leonard Wood and activated on 1 February 1966 at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Following the Vietnam War the battalion was inactivated 1 March 1972 at Fort Lewis, Washington. The 554th Engineer Battalion was transferred on 7 November 1986 to the Training and Doctrine Command and organized at Fort Belvoir, Virginia to train engineer officers. In 1988 the battalion moved to Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri with the United States Engineer School. On 20 June 2008 the 554th Engineer Battalion amalgamated with the 577th Engineer Battalion and expanded its mission to include training officers and advanced individual trainees. Today, the battalion continues its proud heritage of training engineer Soldiers and leaders.