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|130th MSG "Montani Semper", 8th BN 1st BDE SFMC
|Welcome to the 130th Marine
Strike Group, Elite Combat Engineering Unit within the celebrated
STARFET Marine Corps. If you have found your way here,'s because combat
engineering runs through your veins; it is your very essence and
Prepare to leave your old life behind, for you are about to embark on an extraordinary journey into a new world of limitless possibilities.
As part of the esteemed First Brigade, of the renowned First Fleet, know that we were here before anyone else - pioneers in the truest sense.
Within the 8th Battalion, ours is the only unit worthy of your presence. It is an honor bestowed upon you, one that you will bravely carry forward, ensuring our unmatched legacy.
With the unyielding motto of "Forging the Future," the Combat Engineer Division has committed itself to building, moving, and demolishing barriers that stand in the way of progress. We are the architects of a better tomorrow.
In this unit, the code we live by is simple yet resolute: " DOCAN." It encompasses the spirit and determination that define us as combat engineers. When asked if we can accomplish something, there is only one acceptable response: "CAN DO, SIR!"
As members of the 130th, we proudly bear the name Montani Semper, meaning "Always a Mountaineer." We stand steadfast, grounded in our values, and ever ready to protect our home. Our motto, "Down to Earth, For Hearth and Home," captures the essence of our unwavering dedication.
And our home is none other than the illustrious USS Mountaineer NCC-325306 - a symbol of our unity and strength.
Commander Stephen Richard, the Second-in-Command of the Mountaineer, shall lead us unr withivaled expertise. Alongside him, Marine Captain Andy Clifton, the esteemed head of Security aboard the ship, shall ensure our safety.
Now, let us delve into the true essence of being a Combat Engineer, as illuminated within the pages of this book. Discover what it truly means to be part of this elite brotherhood, to push boundaries, and to leave an indelible mark on the world.
Join us on this unforgettable expedition, and unlock the potential that lies within you. The adventure awaits, soldier. Embrace the challenge.
Per the SFMC Combat Engineer manual
“Combat Engineers support the STARFLEET Marine Corps combat effort by providing specially trained and equipped personnel for the primary duties of construction (building fortifications, bridges, and installations) and demolition (breaching obstacles, reducing fortifications and clearing minefields). Secondary duties that support the combat effort are surveying (strategic and tactical analysis of terrain features and structures) and protected forces employment (firefighting, underwater and toxic atmosphere construction, nuclear/chemical/ biological operations). While STARFLEET has many engineers that are quite qualified to perform many similar functions, the Combat Engineers are expected to perform their duties under hazardous or combat conditions. It is one thing to build a bridge; it is another thing entirely to build that bridge while the enemy is shooting at you from the other side of the river.”
Discover the hidden heroes who build a battlefield from scratch, a haven amidst chaos. Their duty lies not combat, but in the genius they possess to construct shelters, establish vital facilities, and shape the world around them. In this thrilling account, witness the arduous journey of a combat engineer, the ultimate unsung hero.
As the first responder on site, you'll confront challenges no one else has prepared you for. Forget about luxurious accommodations - you'll build your own haven! No cozy sleep or gourmet meals until you've erected them from the ground up. Even the most basic human needs will be unmet until you engineer a solution. Breathing itself may rely on your resourcefulness.
While your colleagues rest at base, you'll be hard at work shaping the future. Every structure built by your hands will determine the fate of those who will follow in your footsteps. The very survival of others hinges on what you construct, painting you as the silent guardian of the night.
In the immortal words of a naval classic, "The Navy Diver is not a fighting man, he is a salvage expert. If it is lost underwater, he finds it. If it's sunk, he brings it up. If it's in the way, he moves it." Similarly, a combat engineer is more than a soldier - they are the true architects of survival. Your true weapon, your ultimate lifeline, is your brilliant mind.
You won't go down in the annals of history as a hero of war. Instead, your legacy lies in enabling others to become heroes. You will be the unsung champion who ensured their safety, without recognition or gratitude. Yet, that will not deter you, for the knowledge that you built, moved, and created a better future for them is enough.
In the midst of perilous environments, breathing toxic air and savoring the taste of dirt, you'll endure it all so that others won't have to. This selflessness makes you a hero in every sense of the word. Welcome to the realm of a Combat Engineer - where resilience, ingenuity, and sacrifice are etched into the very fabric of your existence.
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