Defense, the most important part of a country. Defense engineering is responsible for protecting the troops either by using fortifications or by designing new technology and weaponry.

The prevalence of defense engineering in the United States dates back to the American Revolutionary War when engineers would carry out tasks in the U.S. Army. During the war, they would map terrain to and build fortifications to protect troops from opposing forces.

Defense Engineering and Engineers Primary Roles & Responsibilities

4 May 2021

Defense engineers construct and repair bases, airfields, roads, bridges, and hospitals as well as clearing routes, harbors and ports. Another way of looking at it, defense engineering is pretty much any engineering activity undertaken, regardless of component or service, where the intent/goal/plan is to shape the physical operating environment in support of maneuvers of the force as a …