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Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Specialist Details


OVERVIEW
Explosive ordnance disposal specialist Soldiers are the Army's preeminent tactical and technical explosives experts. They are warriors who are properly trained, equipped and integrated to attack, defeat and exploit unexploded ordnance, improvised explosive devices and weapons of mass destruction.

Explosive ordnance disposal specialists are the culmination of the best tactical and technical training the Army and civilian academia can provide. They are prepared to perform missions in support of Army units worldwide, across all operational environments.

JOB DUTIES
  • Research and identify ordnance
  • Assist in the preparation and use of advance robotics
  • Explosively dispose of hazardous ordnance
  • Prepare and maintain tools, equipment and vehicles


TRAINING
Ten weeks of Basic Combat Training and 36 weeks of Advanced Individual Training at Fort Lee, VA.

Advanced Individual Training: 7 weeks, 4 days, Fort Lee, VA, and 28 weeks, 3 days, Eglin AFB, FL

Some of the skills you'll learn are:
  • Basic electronics/electricity fundamentals
  • Hazards and identification of United States and foreign munitions
  • Demolition materials, procedures and operations
  • Chemical and biological ordnance and operations


HELPFUL SKILLS
  • Interest in algebra, chemistry, physics, geometry and trigonometry
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Aptitude for planning and organizing
  • Work calmly under stress
  • Effectively use computers


REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
Skilled Technical (ST): 110

WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
890A Ammunition Warrant Officer

FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career with government agencies, civil law enforcement and private industries performing ordnance research and development. You might also consider a future as a bomb disposal expert, gunsmith or munitions handler.