The Sapper Leader Course prepares and evaluates Engineer Leaders serving as a member of a Combined Arms team through training in small unit tactics and Combat Engineer Battle Drills in a physically demanding, stressful, and austere environment.

The course is also designed to build cohesion and esprit de corps by training Soldiers in troop leading procedures, demolitions (conventional and expedient), and mountaineering operations. The course culminates in an intense field training exercise that reinforces the use of the battle drills and specialized engineer techniques learned throughout the course.


News and Updates


23 August 2017: Updates! Waiver and ETP examples have been updated. Waivers and ETPs are not guaranteed to be approved and require more than just unit level O-5 signature. These waivers and ETPs must be routed through the Sapper Leader Course and approved by the Engineer Commandant or his delegate prior to SM attending the course. If these waivers are not approved prior to the report date the SM will not be admitted to the course on Day 0. If the ETPs are not approved students will be enrolled into the automatic recycle program. Sapper Leader Course requests that waivers and ETP are sent NLT 7 days prior to the report date in order to allow sufficient time to process.

27 March 2017: Sapper Leader Course Prerequisites have changed. Review the USAES Commandant's Policy Letter. Walk-ons are accepted for all classes.


Sapper Company Command Team


Company Commander


First Sergeant

           CPT LEW      MSG Zwolinski
    Company Commander
  CPT Donald K. Lew Jr.
    Company 1SG
  MSG Matthew B. Zwolinski

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