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Mission, Intent & Influence


MILENG COE provides a significant contribution with joint combined subject matter expertise to the various aspects of military engineering. This includes concepts, materiel, doctrine and capability development, education and training and the lessons learned process in order to support NATO’s military transformation, the participants and other partners. Thus, enhancing the Alliance’s military engineering capability and interoperability in order to improve the effectiveness of military engineering support to NATO’s missions.


The intent is to deliver the mission at the Strategic, Operational and Tactical levels, encompassing, but not limited to, all aspects of MILENG as encapsulated in MC Policy for MILENG and its supporting doctrine documents.


The Director MILENG COE is the Principle Advisor to SACT for MILENG, the Deputy Chairman of MCLSB MILENG WG, the Chairman of MILENG DPAG (to provide SME in support of NDPP) and Member of the NSJEC Advisory Board.
The MILENG COE provides the secretariat for the annual NATO Senior Joint Engineer Conference (NSJEC), is Department Head for the MILENG Training and Education Discipline and is a permanent member of the NATO CIED Task Force.
MILENG is a Functional Area in support of operations covering the shaping, improving and protecting the physical operating environment, coordinated by an Engineer staff. The MILENG COE therefore is engaged in all aspects covered by the MILENG Functional Area, like Environmental Protection, Infrastructure and Energy Efficiency.


The Crest of the MILENG COE 

The MILENG COE crest shows a bridge which is the international military map symbol for military engineers. The link with NATO is evident through the NATO star at the bottom. The book depicts a source of knowledge used for training, concept and doctrine development. The city coat of arms is that of the city of INGOLSTADT, the home of the MILENG COE.