By Capt. Cortland Henderson Special to GUIDON Throughout my tenure in the Army, I have had countless Soldiers ask me to define the term Sapper. My answer is that what makes a Sapper is not so cut and dry. For those who have attended the demanding Sapper Leader Course, they may think of the first two lines of the Sapper Creed: I am a Sapper. The cutting edge of my country’s … [Read more...] about What does a Sapper bring to the fight?
By Michele Vowell Sgt. Hailey Falk is the Army’s first enlisted female Soldier to graduate from the rigorous Sapper Leader Course since the program’s inception in 1985. Falk, 23, received her Sapper Tab, Dec. 7, after completing the “demanding 28-day leadership development course for combat engineers that reinforces critical skills and teaches advanced techniques needed across the Army.” … [Read more...] about First enlisted female earns Sapper tab
By Marti Yoshida Public Affairs Office The U.S. Army Engineer School and 1st Engineer Brigade at Fort Leonard Wood honored the leader who advanced recognition for Sappers during a dedication ceremony held Monday in the Engineer Regimental Room. The 50th Chief of Engineers, Lt. Gen. Robert Flowers, retired, was presented with an honorary Sapper award, and participated in the unveiling … [Read more...] about Competition officially named
Sgt. Eliseo Guzman Angulo carries his teammate, 1st Lt. Daniel Butensky, for the buddy-carry part of the competition Monday. Team 36 is representing the 299th BEB from Fort Carson, Colo. The competition concludes with an awards ceremony at 7:30 a.m. today on Gammon Field. … [Read more...] about 12th Best Sapper Competition wraps up