EOD specialists detect, locate, render safe, and dispose of explosive threats all over the world. These threats include chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons, as well as improvised explosive devices (IED). These experts perform very challenging work for the cause of protecting other service members and the general public.Explore this career outside the military
Explosive ordnance disposal specialists work indoors and outdoors. Their ciritical duties of rendering safe and disposing of ordnance primarily takes place outdoors.
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Explosive Ordnance Disposal Specialists in the Military
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All enlisted service members complete basic military training, which includes time spent in a classroom and in the field, and covers tactical and survival skills, physical training, military life and customs, and weapons training. Explosive ordnance disposal specialists in the Military will gain skills through classroom study and on-the-job experience. Job-specific training content may include: Ammunition/maintenance operationsExplosives demolition operationsOperation of automated and manual ammunition management systemsBasic electronics/electricity fundamentalsHazards and identification of United States and foreign munitionsDemolition materials, procedures, and operationsChemical and biological ordnance and operationsChemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive incident defense (CBRNE)Read More