(Taken from a USACE press release.)
In support of the national response efforts led by the U.S. State Department, USAID, and U.S. Southern Command, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has deployed an initial team of four engineers in response to the earthquake in Haiti. The team is comprised of subject matter experts in civil, structural, electrical, and hydrological engineering.
Two additional eight-person Forward Engineer Support Teams from USACE’s South Atlantic Division and two platoons, approximately 40 Soldiers, of the 249th Engineer Battalion are on alert and prepared to deploy. The 249th Engineer Battalion, known as the “Army’s Power Company”, supplies commercial grade power-related technical services to installations and disaster-relief operations.
USACE’s South Atlantic Division has identified and is preparing additional structural Engineers for deployments if called upon.