Field Force Engineering (FFE) provides engineering services to the military, Department of Defense and federal agencies in support of military and catastrophic disaster relief operations relevant to national security. History shows that engineering requirements in these missions are often overwhelming in the early stages of operations and again during the post-hostility/post-declaration phase. As a result, USACE specialists are called upon to fill the capability gaps.
The Corps' FFE program uses small, expeditious teams of military and USACE civilian specialists to bring the Corps technical engineering capabilities and expertise to the front with minimal footprint.
Through the use of cutting-edge, off-the-shelf communications equipment, FFE provides 'reachback' capability to enable personnel deployed worldwide to talk directly with experts in the United States when a problem in the field needs quick resolution. Deployed troops are linked to subject matter experts within USACE, such as the Reachback Operations Center, private industry, and academia. This relationship with the combatant commander allows direct access to vast resources to support theater engagement strategies, contingency planning, and wartime operations.