What does an Army combat engineer do?

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If you have a completely insane penchant for complicated mechanical spatial logic and getting shot at, combat engineering is the way to go. I found myself completely in awe of the men (and women), at the Sapper Leader Course who choose such an intellectually and physically demanding role in the Army.

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