Joint Engineer Contingency Operations (JECO) Committee

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Committee Chair

Col. Dan Grey, PE., USA (Ret.)
American International Contractors, Inc.
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Committee Vice Chairs

Vice Chair for Joint Engineer Doctrine and Policy
RADM Chuck Kubic, CEC, USN (Ret)
Kubic Engineer Group

Vice Chair for Engineer Schools
LTC Shawn Howley, USA (Ret)
Director, Joint Engineer Operations Course


Facilitate discussion among the military services and industry on current joint engineer operations and the issues that need to be addressed for future joint engineer operations.

  • Include combatant command engineers, field commanders, training center commanders and supporting contractors.
  • Facilitate discussion among the Engineer Officer training centers at AFIT, AES, CECOS and the Marine Corps Center of Excellence on training and education of engineer forces to support the combatant commanders.

The desired end state is the increased relevancy of SAME within the Joint Force and Component Engineer Communities.

Past Events

2014 Goals

  •  Education:
    –  Continue support of Joint Engineer Officer’s Course (JEOC) – Contractors on the Battlefield: 5 Courses, 1 at each service school and 1 OCONUS (PACOM)
    –  Improve support to Service Engineer School
    –  Look at support of Combat Training Centers (Engr Gray Beards)
  • Expand on the 2013 JETC session and Nov 2013 workshop on contract risk allocation and set conditions for improved contractor support for operations.  Include USAID / DOS.  Moderate a 2014 JETC session on lessons learned for Contractors on the Battlefield over the last decade.
  • Moderate 2014 JETC workshops on Engineer Doctrine and developing capability packages showing how industry can augment decreasing uniformed Engineer force structure
  • Identify opportunities where SAME can support the Joint Operational Engineer Board (JOEB)


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