16th Engineer Brigade Patch
The Commander, 16th Engineer Brigade, Ohio Army National Guard, Columbus, Ohio commands and controls all assigned engineer units in Ohio, and as a Task Force Commander, controls all units for state active duty assignments. During wartime, 16th Engineer Brigade would command five Combat Engineer Battalions in support of Eighth US Army in Korea.
The 16th Engineer Brigade, headquartered in Columbus, maintains one engineer group and four battalions which provide a wide variety of construction skills, as well as units trained in bridge erection and fire fighting. The brigade also is designated as the task force headquarters during all statewide emergencies, directing the operations of all engineer and non-engineer units during state active duty
Members of the 16th Engineer Brigade provided construction and design assistance worldwide, both in aid to civilian authorities and in traditional training environments in 2000. The 16th Engineer Brigade embarked on an engineering and command-and-control mission in Eagle Pass, TX, located on the Rio Grande River at the U.S.-Mexican border. As part of Joint Task Force 6, the brigade employed nearly 500 Ohio Guard soldiers from April through July 2000, to improve roadways, emplace culverts and construct a timber trestle bridge and two low water crossing sites or 'Texas bridges'. The improvements allow the border patrol to travel with ease along the border and respond to illegal crossings quickly.
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