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Explosive Ordnance Disposal SpecialistsIntelligence, Combat and Readiness
Explosive ordnance disposal specialists work indoors and outdoors. Their ciritical duties of rendering safe and disposing of ordnance primarily takes place outdoors.
Average Military Salary
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).
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 operations
- Explosives demolition operations
- Operation of automated and manual ammunition management systems
- Basic electronics/electricity fundamentals
- Hazards and identification of United States and foreign munitions
- Demolition materials, procedures, and operations
- Chemical and biological ordnance and operations
- Chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive incident defense (CBRNE)
- Ability to remain calm under stress
- Interest in working with guns and explosives
- Attention to detail
Related Civilian Careers
- Hazardous Materials Removal Workers
- Emergency Management Directors