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Urban Mobility Breaching Course (UMBC).

The UMBC is a 3-week course conducted at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, by the United States Marine Corps, with assistance from three United States Army engineers. Two weeks of the course are consolidated training, and the remaining week is Army-unique. The maximum Army course load for the UMBC is 15 students. Slots for the course can be reserved through the Army Training Requirements and Resources System (ATRRS).

The UMBC provides advanced information on urban breaching operations. The course consists of in-depth explosive theory; detailed planning that combines operational and training safety issues; urban reconnaissance; and employment of urban breaching assets, including explosive, manual, and ballistic breaching techniques for urban operations. The UMBC teaches the use of Current Force equipment that supports mobility operations in support of the maneuver force.

Students must meet requirements listed in Department of the Army Pamphlet 611-21, Military Occupational Classification and Structure, and Army Regulation 600-9, The Army Weight Control Program; be a combat engineer noncommissioned officer in the grade of E-5 (P) through E-7 and a graduate of the combat engineer Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course (BNCOC); have no pending Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) actions; and have no limiting profiles.

The point of contact for this course is the Directorate of Training and Leader Development (DOTLD) Sergeant Major at (573) 563-4094 or e-mail <>. The DOTLD Web site is <>.

Commercial numbers are (573) 563-xxxx and Defense System Network (DSN) numbers are 676-xxxx unless otherwise noted.
Fiscal Year 2006 Class Schedule

Class Number Report Date Graduation Date

01-05 16 Oct 05 4 Nov 05
02-05 27 Nov 05 16 Dec 05
03-05 22 Jan 06 10 Feb 06
04-05 26 Feb 06 17 Mar 06
05-05 4 Jun 06 23 Jun 06
06-05 13 Aug 06 1 Sep 06
07-05 10 Sep 06 29 Sep 06
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Title Annotation:ENGINEER UPDATE
Publication:Engineer: The Professional Bulletin for Army Engineers
Date:Jan 1, 2006
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