Engineer Officer: Army Careers

LTC Brian Slack explains how people and technology come together to solve complex problems making engineering an invaluable asset for the U.S. Army.

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Hi, I’m Lieutenant Colonel Brian Slack and I’m an Engineer Officer. I’ve been in the Army for a little over 20 years and one of the things that I enjoy about being an Army engineer is how we are able to take and fuse people and technologies together to solve complex problems for the maneuver commander. Recently, while deployed to Iraq, I had the pleasure of leading an organization that conducted route clearance and we employed robots in advance of maneuver formations to be able to go and check potential hotspots or suspected areas… traction and things along the road that potential could have been an explosive device. And it is an amazing job where we can take the technology and put people with that and solve commander’s problems. And I think that’s why Army engineers are invaluable to our maneuver force. Thanks.