The Civil Engineer School

Vital - Relevant - Connected

Course Description

COURSE:  WMGT 585 Contingency Engineer Command Course

OBJECTIVE:  For each student to comprehend their responsibilities during contingencies, to understand the organizational structures they could work with and within, and comprehend the resources and resource avenues available to them.

DESCRIPTION:  This course prepares mid-level CE officers (majors and captains with at least 6 years commissioned service) for leadership during contingency operations. These contingencies include wartime deployments, force beddown, base recovery, other contingency operations, and peacetime contingency operations such as base recovery after natural/manmade disasters and defense support to civil authorities (DSCA). Major components of the course include Joint and Air Force doctrine, managing contingency engineering functions, leadership, lessons learned from current operations, and Emergency Management. Officers will also learn how to operate with federal (FEMA), state, and local agencies while functioning within the military realms of responsibility.

PRIMARY AUDIENCE:  Civil Engineer (32EX) mid-level officer with 6-12 years commissioned service. Officers scheduled to be deployed within 1 year will have first priority for this course.

SECONDARY AUDIENCE:  Civil Engineer senior non-commissioned officers (Master Sergeants and above).

GRADE:   Officers: O3-O5; Enlisted: E7-E9; Civilians: No


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  Resident students must possess a SECRET clearance to assure attendance at all lessons. Clearance should be printed on orders. Bring a valid military ID to class.

Course Enrollment Closes for all AFIT CE offerings 14 days prior to Course Start Date!

Starting 1 January 2020, non-Air Force students may be charged tuition. For more information, please contact our course managers by clicking the Contact Us button.


COURSE CREDIT:  3 CEUs in compliance with IACET standards


QUESTIONS? Send us an e-mail by clicking the Contact Us button.

HOW TO APPLY:  Select a date from the list below by clicking the button. (Note: Some courses are offered only once annually). Then click the Apply button.

07-Feb-2022 to 11-Feb-2022 / WPAFB Resident
15-Aug-2022 to 19-Aug-2022 / WPAFB Resident


Air Force Institute of Technology
2950 Hobson Way
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH 45433-7765
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