30 Nov '15, 2pm

Congratulations Spc. Skylar Anderson on becoming America's first female combat engineer!

COLCHESTER, Vt. - Spc. Skylar Anderson, a member of the Vermont Army National Guard, became the first female Soldier in the nation to be awarded the 12B Military Occupation Specialty (MOS) code as a combat engineer. Anderson was previously a Multiple Launch Rocket System Operations/Fire Direction Specialist (13P) prior to re-classing to a combat engineer. She graduated Aug. 31 from the 164th Regimental Training Institute (RTI) in Devils Lake, North Dakota. Goarmy.com says that combat engineers primarily supervise, serve or assist as a member of a team when they are tackling rough terrain in combat situations. They provide their expertise in areas such as mobility, counter-mobility, survivability and general engineering. They construct fighting positions, fixed/floating bridges, obstacles and defensive positions, place and detonate explosives, conduct operations that includ...

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