Military engineers are professional servicemen who serve in engineer units of land forces, as well as in all types of military, special troops and subdivisions.
It is known that as early as in the 2nd century BC, creators and operators of military machines (babans, ballistas, catapults, etc.) were called engineers. Pioneer detachments building reinforcements, installers of landmines, constructors of bridges and roads were also called engineers. There were engineering squads in Tigran the Great’s armies.
The word "engineer" translates from French as "creative."
As a rule, it is the engineering subdivisions that being the war and continue their work long after its end. They also have a great deal of work in time of peace as well as in eliminating the consequences of natural and man-made disasters.
Engineer troops are engaged in building of defensive lines and enforced districts, in equipping and refurbishing the relevant areas; they carry out mining and demining activities of the areas and facilities, equip roads and bridges, counter the enemy intelligence systems, and participate in the concealment of troops.
Engineer troops comprise engineer-sapper, road, bridge, engineer- technical subdivisions, certain management bodies, emergency relief and humanitarian demining units.
As a rule, engineer troops perform more complex engineering tasks that require special engineering techniques and professional training.
The positive and negative aspects are the same as those of other military specialities. The positive experience of performing engineering works can be mentioned separately. That knowledge will definitely be useful after completing the service.