Norway has been a member of NATO since the creation of the organization in 1949. Norway joined Euro NATO Training Engineer Centre (ENTEC) 1989 and the MILENG COE when it was established in 2009, maintaining a position in both organizations throughout.
The motto of the Engineer Weapon is "Ubique Quo Fas Et Gloria Ducunt", meaning "Everywhere, Where Right and Glory Lead".
Norwegian Engineering Structure
In the past, the Engineers was called the Fortification Service, and was responsible for the construction and maintenance of fortresses. Today, it includes units which support the manoeuvre units within the categories of mobility, counter mobility, survivability and general engineering.
Norwegian Engineers ensure that friendly forces are able to manoeuvre on the battlefield, by breaching mines and obstacles, constructing field roads and establishing bridges and ferries. They provide protection and survivability through camouflage and fortified positions. Engineers also prevent the adversary's movements by use of mines and demolition of roads and bridges.
The Engineer School is located at Rena in the southern part of Norway. Its mission is to train cadets, noncommissioned officers and officers for their current and future assignment in engineer units. The school also conducts doctrinal studies for employment and equipment within the fields of manoeuvre -, force- and geospatial support.