Capability Area Manager for Joint Engineering


The Chief of Engineers serves as the Joint Engineering Capability Area Manager (CAM) and in that role he is responsible for identifying capability gaps and redundancies, recommending solutions, managing risk across the capability area, and developing strategic guidance.  Accomplishing these tasks requires input and review from many stakeholders across the Department of Defense.  That requirement is meet through the Joint Operational Engineering Board (JOEB) which represents the community of interest and is the governance body for Joint Engineering capability. The Chief of Engineers serves as the JOEB Co-chair with the Joint Staff J4 and in that role is able to address what capability should Engineers deliver to the warfighter.  That role also provides the forum to assess, integrate, and effectively employ Joint Engineer capability and capacity in the following ways:

-       The Army and Joint Force are able to translate strategic guidance, policies, and global force management requirements into military engineering capability and capacity requirements.

-       The Army and Joint force can determine the sufficiency of the current force and programmed capabilities to fulfill global missions and demands and better articulate risks.

-       The Army and Joint Force can align programs, processes and systems to deliver the most effective outcome at best overall value.

-       Fostered cross Service cooperation to integrate equipment requirements and acquisition (Joint Assault Bridge and Assault Breaching Vehicle as Combat Engineering examples and construction equipment as General Engineering examples) and frames joint training (construction skills entry training and the Joint Engineer Operations Course).

CAM Manager is Mr. Timothy S. O'Rourke.

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Last reviewed 31 May 17

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