Military Engineering Centre of Excellence

NATO Military Engineering Centre of Excellence
Active27th March 2009 - present
AllegianceFlag of NATO.svg NATO
RoleTransformation of NATO
Garrison/HQIngolstadt, Germany
Motto(s)Meet the Experts – Get Access to Competence
A group of soldiers in green fatigues assembling a bridge
The American 341st Engineer Company building a ribbon bridge

The NATO Military Engineering Centre of Excellence (MILENG COE) is an International Military Organization (IMO) as designated by the Paris Protocol of 28 August 1952. The organization is a part of the NATO Centre of Excellence. Sponsored by fourteen European Union Member States, the United Kingdom, Turkey, Canada, and the United States, the Centre belongs to a wider framework that supports NATO’s transformation process. The organization's objective is to assist NATO member countries, nonmember countries, and international organizations in enhancing military engineering capabilities. MILENG COE is co-located in the German Army Military Engineer School in Ingolstadt, Germany.[1] A sister-project is the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE).

Before becoming a NATO Centre of Excellence, the institute was known as the Euro NATO Training Engineer Centre (ENTEC) and was located in Munich. As ENTEC, the institute was mandated to conduct military engineer training for participating nations.[citation needed]

Mission and task

As the MILENG COE, the institute's mandate expanded to include teaching doctrine and the NATO Standardization Agreements related to military engineering. The Centre also contributes new concepts and procedures, conducts experiments and analyses, and offers engineering expertise for NATO programs.[2]

The Centre's work is usually initiated by a "Request for Support" by a NATO entity or participating nation.[1] Additionally, there is an annual Program of Work which contains long term projects with a certain product and deadline, as well as activities to actively support NATO transformation. The Centre also plans and conducts conferences and worksites for military engineers.

The Centre brings together experts in the areas of general military engineering, explosive ordnance disposal, environmental protection, and infrastructure management.[3]

Current status

Currently, 17 Sponsoring Nations have joined the Centre:[4]

See also


  1. ^ a b Schievelkamp, Ronny. "Master Thesis: Germany and NATO Centres of Excellence" (pdf). Norwegian Defence University College. Retrieved 2015-02-10.
  2. ^ NATO Military Committee memorandums 236-03 "MC Concept for COEs" 4 December 2003
  3. ^ "European Security & Defence, The NATO Military Engineering Centre of Excellence". Mittler Report Verlag GmbH. Retrieved 2021-03-13.
  4. ^ MILEN COE - Member Nations

External links

This page was last updated at 2021-04-11 14:53, update this pageView original page

All information on this site, including but not limited to text, pictures, etc., are reproduced on Wikipedia (wikipedia.org), following the . Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License


If the math, chemistry, physics and other formulas on this page are not displayed correctly, please useFirefox or Safari