U.S. Soldiers assigned to the 15th Engineer Battalion, 18th Military Police Brigade acting as Opposition Forces (OPFOR) dig obstacles to obstruct pathways during Combined Resolve XI in Hohenfels, Germany, Dec. 7, 2018. Combined Resolve XI is a biannual exercise that serves as the combat training center certification exercise for regionally allocated forces. This iteration of the exercise takes place in two phases at the Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels training areas between Nov. 26-Dec. 14, 2018 and Jan. 13-25, 2019. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Denice Lopez)
U.S. Soldiers assigned to the 15th Engineer Battalion, 18th Military Police Brigade acting as Opposition Forces (OPFOR) place concertina wire and obstacles to obstruct pathways during Combined Resolve XI in Hohenfels, Germany, Dec. 7, 2018. Combined Resolve XI is a biannual exercise that serves as the combat training center certification exercise for regionally allocated forces. This iteration of the exercise takes place in two phases at the Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels training areas between Nov. 26-Dec. 14, 2018 and Jan. 13-25, 2019. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Denice Lopez)
U.S. Soldiers assigned to the 15th Engineer Battalion, 18th Military Police Brigade, acting as Opposition Forces (OPFOR), place obstacles to obstruct pathways during Combined Resolve XI in Hohenfels, Germany, Dec. 7, 2018. Combined Resolve XI is a biannual exercise that serves as the combat training center certification exercise for regionally allocated forces. This iteration of the exercise takes place in two phases at the Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels training areas between Nov. 26-Dec. 14, 2018 and Jan. 13-25, 2019. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Denice Lopez)
Romanian soldiers travel down the tank trail during Combined Resolve XI in Hohenfels, Germany, Dec. 7, 2018. Combined Resolve XI is a biannual exercise that serves as the combat training center certification exercise for regionally allocated forces. This iteration of the exercise takes place in two phases at the Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels training areas between Nov. 26-Dec. 14, 2018 and Jan. 13-25, 2019. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Denice Lopez)
An Albanian soldier gives directions to his fellow soldiers during Combined Resolve XI in Hohenfels, Germany, Dec. 7, 2018. Combined Resolve XI is a biannual exercise that serves as the combat training center certification exercise for regionally allocated forces. This iteration of the exercise takes place in two phases at the Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels training areas between Nov. 26-Dec. 14, 2018 and Jan. 13-25, 2019. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Denice Lopez)
Albanian soldiers rush into the woods during Combined Resolve XI in Hohenfels, Germany, Dec. 7, 2018. Combined Resolve XI is a biannual exercise that serves as the combat training center certification exercise for regionally allocated forces. This iteration of the exercise takes place in two phases at the Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels training areas between Nov. 26-Dec. 14, 2018 and Jan. 13-25, 2019. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Denice Lopez)
An Albanian soldier sits and waits in a Light Medium Tactical Vehicle (LMTV) during Combined Resolve XI in Hohenfels, Germany, Dec. 7, 2018. Combined Resolve XI is a biannual exercise that serves as the combat training center certification exercise for regionally allocated forces. This iteration of the exercise takes place in two phases at the Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels training areas between Nov. 26-Dec. 14, 2018 and Jan. 13-25, 2019. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Denice Lopez)
An Albanian soldier views the surrounding terrain during Combined Resolve XI in Hohenfels, Germany, Dec. 7, 2018. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Denice Lopez)
U.S. Soldiers acting as Opposition Forces (OPFOR) in visually modified vehicles respond to simulated artillery during Combined Resolve XI in Hohenfels, Germany, Dec. 7, 2018. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Denice Lopez)
U.S. Soldiers acting as Opposition Forces (OPFOR) in visually modified vehicles respond to simulated artillery during Combined Resolve XI in Hohenfels, Germany, Dec. 7, 2018. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Denice Lopez)
U.S. Soldiers acting as Opposition Forces (OPFOR) in visually modified vehicles respond to simulated artillery during Combined Resolve XI in Hohenfels, Germany, Dec. 7, 2018. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Denice Lopez)
U.S. Soldiers acting as Opposition Forces (OPFOR) in visually modified vehicles respond to simulated artillery during Combined Resolve XI in Hohenfels, Germany, Dec. 7, 2018. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Denice Lopez)
An Albanian soldier views the surrounding terrain during Combined Resolve XI in Hohenfels, Germany, Dec. 7, 2018. Combined Resolve XI is a biannual exercise that serves as the combat training center certification exercise for regionally allocated forces. This iteration of the exercise takes place in two phases at the Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels training areas between Nov. 26-Dec. 14, 2018 and Jan. 13-25, 2019. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Denice Lopez)
Albanian soldiers wait to begin operations during the Combined Resolve XI Exercise at the Hohenfels Training Area, Hohenfels, Germany Dec. 7, 2018. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Denice Lopez)
GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Staff Sgt. Jason Butterfield, 15th Engineer Battalion, 18th Military Police Brigade, provides preliminary marksmanship instruction on the M240B machine gun for German Army Soldiers, Bundeswehr, during Operation Backbone, Feb. 4, 2019. Operation Backbone was conducted to further intercultural competencies and multinational cooperation. (U.S. Army photo by PV2 Agustin J. Lopez)
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15th Engineer Battalion: Drive On

 
            

The 15th Engineer Battalion commands and controls the execution of general engineering operations in garrison and deployed environments in order to support the operational commander. The units of the 15th Engineer Battalion each play a distinctive and critical role in battalion operations in locations throughout Europe.  The Soldier, civilian and engineer teams of the 15th Engineer Battalion take pride in the mission embodied in their motto: "Drive On". The Battalion is headquartered in Grafenwoehr, Germany, with units located throughout Europe. 

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Battalion History

  • 1916

    Constituted in 1916 as an Engineer Regiment in the Enlisted Reserve Corps, the 15th Engineer Battalion can trace its military lineage back almost a century. Today, headquartered in Grafenwoehr, Germany, the 15th Engineer Battalion is comprised of four subordinate companies and one engineer detachment. The Soldiers, civilians and engineers of the battalion provide various supportive duties to Army units, including construction, engineering and mechanical work on other Army projects.

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 Commander, 

Lt. Col. John McNamara

 
 
 Senior Enlisted Advisor
Command Sgt. Maj. Jon P. Meyer