On behalf of the entire staff I would like to welcome you to Marine Corps Engineer School. The school has been training and preparing Engineer and Utilities Marines for more than sixty years. Over those sixty years the instruction methods and content of material has changed, but the focus has always remained on producing Marines who are well prepared to step into their role in the Operating Forces. Basic students, Non-Commissioned Officers, Chiefs, and Officers leave here with all of the necessary tools of the trade that will help them to be successful.
Courthouse Bay is an ideal location for Marine Corps Engineer School with large training areas and ranges being readily accessible. Marine Corps Engineer School utilizes a combination of classroom instruction and ‘hands-on’ practical application --- with emphasis being placed on the practical application method. The staff here at the school is dedicated to providing a safe and productive learning environment that allows students to think critically and expand their knowledge base in order to make smart, effective decisions.
Marine Corps Engineer School consists of three companies, Combat Engineer Instruction Company, Utilities Instruction Company, and Headquarters and Service Company. Each company has its own specific mission, but together they contribute to the primary mission of “Preparing Officer and Enlisted Engineers for duty with the Operating Force.” Additionally, the school serves as the service lead for Counter-Improvised Explosive Device (C-IED) Defeat the Device (DtD) training. Finally, the school functions as the premier expert in engineer education, training, doctrine, and requirements development for the Marine Corps.
Camp Lejeune is a great place for families as well, offering many different activities and travel opportunities. The family members of our staff are highly valued as part of the team because we recognize the sacrifices and challenges they make each and every day. We will make every effort to ensure a family atmosphere is part of the Marine Corps Engineer School experience.
My staff and I look forward to working with you. It is truly a team effort here at Marine Corps Engineer School. I am confident you will find your assignment here a personally and professionally rewarding experience.
S. A. Baldwin
Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps