This FM focuses on engineer command and control, planning, establishment of LOC, and sustainment operations as they pertain to general engineering (GE). It has applications for engineer leaders and planners at all levels and in all types of engineer units (see FM 3-34 for the unit types and descriptions) that may be conducting GE tasks. While selected GE tasks may be performed by combat engineer units, they are typically performed by GE units (to include the United States Army Corps of Engineers, other Services, HN, and civilian contactors). Combat engineers are limited from performing GE tasks by their need to focus on combat engineering tasks, lack of organic equipment, and specific training limitations for certain GE tasks.
NOTE: FM 3-34.400 supersedes FM 5-104