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Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician

Navy
Chantilly, VA
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ABOUT

Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technicians have expertise in the most conventional and unconventional explosives to ensure the secure disposal of explosive weaponry. They are on call to respond to any type of ordnance, and they receive specialized training to handle chemical, biological and nuclear weapons. They investigate and demolish natural and man-made underwater obstructions, prepare coastal regions for amphibious landings, and warn about potential threats at home and abroad.

Whether getting the job done in a bomb suit or by utilizing state-of-the-art robotic technology, Navy EODs are trained to use the most advanced tools of their kind in a role that's vital to the safety of servicemembers and civilians.

RESPONSIBILITIES

As a Navy EOD Technician, you will have many far-ranging duties that can cast you on missions across the world. Your duties may require you to:

Detonate and demolish hazardous munitions, pyrotechnics and outdated explosives Work with cutting-edge technology to remotely disable unsafe ordnance Perform parachute or helicopter insertion operations Support law enforcement agencies Clear waterways of mines in support of the Fleet

Your unique skills and knowledge will add to the strengths of other Special Operations units, as well as your own. As an EOD Technician, you may also:

* Locate, identify, neutralize, recover and dispose of various ordnances, such as sea mines, torpedoes and depth charges
* Support other Special Operations/Special Warfare units, such as Navy SEALs, Army Special Forces and Marine Expeditionary Units
* Help the U.S. Secret Service and the U.S. Department of State to protect the President, Vice President and other officials and dignitaries
* Assist with security at large international events, such as sporting events or world summits

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Your missions will take you to every corner of the world. One assignment may have you parachuting from 17,000 feet, while the next may deliver you via an 11-meter Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB). It all depends on which unit you're supporting and the type of mission to be completed, as well as the required equipment weight of each team member, weather conditions and other parameters.

TRAINING & ADVANCEMENT

Becoming an EOD Technician is no easy process. While the rigorous 51 weeks of training are both physically and mentally grueling, you will be rewarded with unrivaled leadership opportunities, first-rate compensation and respect.

After two months of recruit training in Great Lakes, Ill., your EOD training will begin.

EOD Prep Course of Instruction (3 weeks) - The EOD training pipeline starts with preparatory training in Great Lakes, Ill. Candidates work on swim stroke development, long-range swims and physical conditioning.

Diver Training (9 weeks) - Next comes dive school at the Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center (NDSTC) in Panama City, Florida. Training covers basic concepts of scuba diving as well as dive physics, physiology and basic dive medicine. Candidates also learn about equipment such as the MK16 underwater rebreather.

EOD School (42 weeks) - After successfully completing dive school, candidates transfer to Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal School at Eglin Air Force Base in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. This training is comes in four sections, each teaching how to render safe or defuse specific types of ordnance.

Air Ordnance Division - Focuses on bombs and missiles

Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) - Includes "homemade bombs"

Nuclear Ordnance Division - Covers basic nuclear physics and radiation monitoring and decontamination procedures

Underwater Ordnance Division - Emphasizes torpedoes and other underwater explosives as well as underwater search techniques

Basic Parachute Training (3 weeks) - After completing basic EOD school, graduates attend Basic Airborne Training ("jump school") at Fort Benning, Ga., where they qualify as a basic parachutist.

EOD Tactical Training (3 weeks) - The final phase of training is in San Diego, Calif. It teaches helicopter insertion (fast-rope, rappel, cast and special patrol insertion, and extraction rigging), small arms/weapons training, small unit tactics (weapons, self-defense, land navigation and patrolling) and tactical communications (satellite and high frequency).

Upon successful completion the EOD training pipeline, graduates are assigned to EOD Mobile Units where they gain advanced on-the-job training and experience as members of Mobile Teams, Carrier Strike Group/Expeditionary Strike Group Companies, Naval Special Warfare Companies and Marine Mammal Companies.

* Advanced Training - EOD technicians may pursue a number of advanced training options to hone and specialize their skills
* Helicopter insertion training
* Basic parachute training and parachute water insertion training
* Advanced Improvised Explosive Device Disposal (AIEDD)
* Jumpmaster training
* Small unit tactics
* Small Arms Instructor
* Language school (Defense Language Institute)
* EOD Communications (tactical radio communications)

For those with further leadership aspirations and a college degree, Officer roles are available - providing the opportunity to lead and train others.

Promotion opportunities are regularly available but competitive and based on performance. It's also important to note that specialized training received and work experience gained in the course of service can lead to valuable credentialing and occupational opportunities in related fields.

EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES

Members of the Naval Special Warfare/Naval Special Operations (NSW/NSO) community have any number of unique opportunities to advance their education. Navy training provides skills and knowledge in everything from the fundamentals of explosive ordnance disposal to chemical and biological warfare, military tactics, deep-sea diving or a number of other tactical military procedures.

Beyond offering access to professional credentials and certifications, Navy training in the EOD community can translate to credit hours toward a bachelor's or associate degree through the American Council on Education. You may also continue your education through opportunities like:

* Navy College Program and Tuition Assistance
* Post-9/11 GI Bill

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS

Males and females are eligible to apply to become enlisted Navy EOD Technicians. No college degree is required, but a high degree of difficulty and satisfaction is standard. Training is tough and ongoing. You can apply for the Navy Challenge contract for EOD Technicians at any time during your first enlistment.

Entry Requirements

* Eyesight 20/200 bilateral correctable to 20/25 with no color blindness
* Minimum Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) score AR+VE=109, MC=51 or GS+MC+EI=169
* Be 30 years of age or younger
* Pass a physical and separate medical examination required for divers (approved by Diving Medical Officer)
* Must be a U.S. citizen and eligible for security clearance

The chart below highlights the current minimum Navy Physical Screening Test (PST) requirements for Navy Challenge Programs.

Additional requirements specific to Active Duty EOD Technician candidates include:

* 36 months of obligated service upon completion of training
* No non-judicial punishments or court martial convictions during the 12 months prior to application
* Meet medical standards as specified in the NAVMED P-117
* Meet minimum performance standards
* Pass a hyperbaric pressure tolerance test
* Be on board present command for 2 years
* Be screened by an EOD Officer or E-6 or above Master EOD Technician
* Be recommended by your current Commanding Officer

NOTE: You should consult your physician or other health-care professional before starting any exercise regime or other fitness program to determine if it is right for your needs. This is particularly true if you (or your family) have a history of medical illnesses or ailments that could be made worse by a change in physical activity. Do not start a fitness program if your physician or health-care provider advises against it.

General qualifications may vary depending upon whether you're currently serving, whether you've served before or whether you've never served before.
8d ago
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Ordnance Handler

Engility Corporation
Indian Head, MD
* Interpret and apply safety rules and regulations as they relate to ordnance warehousing operations
* Adhere to Team Leader defined security classification, hazard classification, inventory accountability and explosive safety criteria while assisting with the maintenance of explosive ordnance devices and materials in a magazine environment
* Execute receipt and annual serialized ordnance inspections under supervision
* Properly execute and record thermal readings under supervision

Required Education:

* High School Diploma and seven (7) years or more of related experience

Required Skills/Experience:

* Working knowledge of Ordnance Inventory management
* Working knowledge of DoD safety procedures associated with ordnance handling
* Warehousing experience
* Four (4) years actual and recent experience in ordnance or ammunition work field.
* Must meet medical requirements for Explosive handlers and drivers as per the OPNAVINST 8023.24 series (or other Service equivalent series)
* May be required to lift up to 50 pounds in day-to-day tasking
* Must meet the criteria to be qualified and certified as per OPNAVINST 8023.24 SERIES (or other Service equivalent series)
* Work knowledge of technical publications such as the P-803/804/805, CFR-49, NAVSEA SW020-SERIES-SAF-010 (or other Service equivalent series)
* Possesses the knowledge, skills, and proper procedures necessary to record and manage ammunition assets. Training includes the generation and management of records relating to requisitions, receipts, issues, expenditures, inventory management and control, Notice of Ammunition Reclassifications (NARS), ammunition reporting, and other pertinent technical safety information.

Required Clearance:

* Must possess an active DoD Interim Secret or Secret Security Clearance with ability to obtain a Top Secret with SCI.

Desired Skills/Experience:

* Experience as an Army Ammunition Specialist, Marine Corps Ammunition Technician, Air Force AFSCs Munitions Systems Specialist, Navy Gunners Mate or Navy Aviation Ordnanceman

Desired Certifications:

* Fork Truck Driver Certification
* Ammunition Sentencing Certification

COVID Policy: Prospective and/or new employees will be required to adhere with SAIC's vaccination policy. All SAIC employees must be fully vaccinated and they must submit proof of vaccination on their first day of employment. Prospective or new employees may seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement at Contact Us and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Customer site vaccination requirements, if more strict, will take precedence over SAIC's vaccination policy.
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3d ago

Ordnance Handler

SAIC
Indian Head, MD
+ Interpret and apply safety rules and regulations as they relate to ordnance warehousing operations

+ Adhere to Team Leader defined security classification, hazard classification, inventory accountability and explosive safety criteria while assisting with the maintenance of explosive ordnance devices and materials in a magazine environment

+ Execute receipt and annual serialized ordnance inspections under supervision

+ Properly execute and record thermal readings under supervision

**Qualifications**

**Required Education:**

+ High School Diploma and seven (7) years or more of related experience

**Required Skills/Experience:**

+ Working knowledge of Ordnance Inventory management

+ Working knowledge of DoD safety procedures associated with ordnance handling

+ Warehousing experience

+ Four (4) years actual and recent experience in ordnance or ammunition work field.

+ Must meet medical requirements for Explosive handlers and drivers as per the OPNAVINST 8023.24 series (or other Service equivalent series)

+ May be required to lift up to 50 pounds in day-to-day tasking

+ Must meet the criteria to be qualified and certified as per OPNAVINST 8023.24 SERIES (or other Service equivalent series)

+ Work knowledge of technical publications such as the P-803/804/805, CFR-49, NAVSEA SW020-SERIES-SAF-010 (or other Service equivalent series)

+ Possesses the knowledge, skills, and proper procedures necessary to record and manage ammunition assets. Training includes the generation and management of records relating to requisitions, receipts, issues, expenditures, inventory management and control, Notice of Ammunition Reclassifications (NARS), ammunition reporting, and other pertinent technical safety information.

**Required Clearance:**

+ Must possess an active DoD Interim Secret or Secret Security Clearance with ability to obtain a Top Secret with SCI.

**Desired Skills/Experience:**

+ Experience as an Army Ammunition Specialist, Marine Corps Ammunition Technician, Air Force AFSCs Munitions Systems Specialist, Navy Gunners Mate or Navy Aviation Ordnanceman

**Desired Certifications:**

+ Fork Truck Driver Certification

+ Ammunition Sentencing Certification

COVID Policy: Prospective and/or new employees will be required to adhere with SAIC's vaccination policy. All SAIC employees must be fully vaccinated and they must submit proof of vaccination on their first day of employment. Prospective or new employees may seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement at Contact Us (https://www.saic.com/contact/contact\_us) and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Customer site vaccination requirements, if more strict, will take precedence over SAIC's vaccination policy.

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SAIC is a premier technology integrator, solving our nation's most complex modernization and systems engineering challenges across the defense, space, federal civilian, and intelligence markets. Our robust portfolio of offerings includes high-end solutions in systems engineering and integration; enterprise IT, including cloud services; cyber; software; advanced analytics and simulation; and training. We are a team of 23,000 strong driven by mission, united purpose, and inspired by opportunity. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $6.5 billion. For more information, visit saic.com. For information on the benefits SAIC offers, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability
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3d ago

Ordnance Handler

SAIC (Science Applications Int.)
Indian Head, MD
* Interpret and apply safety rules and regulations as they relate to ordnance warehousing operations
* Adhere to Team Leader defined security classification, hazard classification, inventory accountability and explosive safety criteria while assisting with the maintenance of explosive ordnance devices and materials in a magazine environment
* Execute receipt and annual serialized ordnance inspections under supervision
* Properly execute and record thermal readings under supervision

Qualifications

Required Education:

* High School Diploma and seven (7) years or more of related experience

Required Skills/Experience:

* Working knowledge of Ordnance Inventory management
* Working knowledge of DoD safety procedures associated with ordnance handling
* Warehousing experience
* Four (4) years actual and recent experience in ordnance or ammunition work field.
* Must meet medical requirements for Explosive handlers and drivers as per the OPNAVINST 8023.24 series (or other Service equivalent series)
* May be required to lift up to 50 pounds in day-to-day tasking
* Must meet the criteria to be qualified and certified as per OPNAVINST 8023.24 SERIES (or other Service equivalent series)
* Work knowledge of technical publications such as the P-803/804/805, CFR-49, NAVSEA SW020-SERIES-SAF-010 (or other Service equivalent series)
* Possesses the knowledge, skills, and proper procedures necessary to record and manage ammunition assets. Training includes the generation and management of records relating to requisitions, receipts, issues, expenditures, inventory management and control, Notice of Ammunition Reclassifications (NARS), ammunition reporting, and other pertinent technical safety information.

Required Clearance:

* Must possess an active DoD Interim Secret or Secret Security Clearance with ability to obtain a Top Secret with SCI.

Desired Skills/Experience:

* Experience as an Army Ammunition Specialist, Marine Corps Ammunition Technician, Air Force AFSCs Munitions Systems Specialist, Navy Gunners Mate or Navy Aviation Ordnanceman

Desired Certifications:

* Fork Truck Driver Certification
* Ammunition Sentencing Certification

COVID Policy: Prospective and/or new employees will be required to adhere with SAIC's vaccination policy. All SAIC employees must be fully vaccinated and they must submit proof of vaccination on their first day of employment. Prospective or new employees may seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement at Contact Us and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Customer site vaccination requirements, if more strict, will take precedence over SAIC's vaccination policy.

Overview

SAIC is a premier Fortune 500 technology integrator driving our nation's technology transformation. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in engineering, digital, artificial intelligence, and mission solutions. Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions that are critical to achieving our customers' missions.

We are more than 26,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a respectful work culture based on diversity, equity, and inclusion that values all contributors. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $7.1 billion. For more information, visit saic.com.
11d ago

Technical Explosive Experts

Oak Grove Technologies, LLC
Quantico, VA
Oak Grove Technologies is seeking two (2) Technical Explosive Experts for an opportunity with the FBI; Counter IED Section (CIEDS) Research, Development, Testing and Evaluation (RDT&E) Program Positions are contingent upon us winning the contract.
Responsibilities

* Assist Unit personnel in researching availability of new equipment through trade magazines and attending trade shows as requested and assist in processing requests for procurement of new capital equipment. As required, solicits information from commercial vendors on new equipment/technology for programs and provides recommendations to supervisors or engineers.
* Ensures adequate on-hand stock of expendable Unit supplies for the CIEDU/EU. Inventories and reorders when on-hand stock falls below operating levels.
* Identifies equipment that is obsolete, outdated or excess through periodic survey. Notifies supervisor items for disposal of outdated or excess equipment.
* Updates database on all equipment and pertinent information. As required, produces reports in varied formats on any aspect of equipment usage and location.
* Knowledge of logistical procedures and manuals to procure, service, store and dispose of Unit equipment.
* Knowledge and ability to coordinate separate functions (supply, budget, maintenance) to support Unit requirements. Knowledge is applied to identify Unit requirements based on past and future requirements.
* Receives general supervision from the Supervisor in terms of administrative direction with assignments defined in terms of broadly stated objectives. Exhibits high degree of initiative and independence in day-to-day functions, in addition to initiating tasks and projects. Completed assignments and recommendations are occasionally reviewed for soundness of judgment and adherence to guidelines.
* Employee will be able to use guides include various Bureau manuals, rules, regulations, policies and procedures, and manufacturer periodicals. Refers to files and records in the Section for specific data or information relating to current work. Specialist uses initiative, judgment and resourcefulness in applying and adapting guides to individual situations and to make appropriate determinations in cases where appropriate guidelines do not exist.
* Work involves performing various duties which support the procurement, inventory management, maintenance and final disposition of equipment and funds. The specialist receives information and data from several distinct sources and must determine appropriate actions based on supervisory guidance and Unit requirements. Work supports the Unit but coordination with other Units, FBIHQ, and outside sources (vendors, contractors) is necessary to complete projects.

Qualifications

* Must have knowledge of Explosive range operations and have or be able to obtain Quantico Range Safety Officer certification and other Department of Defense (DOD) Range Safety Officer certifications as deemed by the CIEDU RDT&E Program Manager.
* Must be able to plan, coordinate and schedule explosive operations on ranges in the National capital region in support of CIEDU RDT&E operations as instructed by RDT&E Supervisor.
* Must be able to attend schools that are deemed necessary by RDT&E supervisor.
* Must be able to drive a vehicle while pulling a large trailer. Additionally, the employee must be able to back these trailers up.
* Physical Demands: The work may require stooping, bending and lifting equipment up to 100 pounds.
* Must possess a valid driver's license for the state in which he/she resides.
* Must have his or her own automobile and must maintain active automobile insurance and registration documents.
* Must be able to drive his/her own vehicle to a variety of locations within 50 miles of Quantico to perform work as directed by supervisor.
* Must be eligible to obtain a CDL license if it is determined that it is needed to perform duties of the job.
* Must be able to operate forklift and other warehouse-type equipment.
* Work Environment: C-Demo at Quantico, VA will be the primary work site for these services. However, work will also be performed at other work sites including but not limited to and other Explosive ranges as directed by supervisor.
* Environment will include everyday risks or discomforts which require normal safety precautions when working near explosives and shop machines. The work area is adequately lighted.
* Must possess a background in working in the near proximately of explosives.
* Must be able to travel to support schools, operation and training events as requested by CIED unit.

Position Location

FBI Academy, Quantico, VA

Oak Grove Technologies is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.

Oak Grove Technologies, LLC participates in E-Verify to determine an individual's identity and employment eligibility to work in the United States. E-Verify is a service of DHS and SSA.
60d+ ago

Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician

Navy
Sterling, VA
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ABOUT

Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technicians have expertise in the most conventional and unconventional explosives to ensure the secure disposal of explosive weaponry. They are on call to respond to any type of ordnance, and they receive specialized training to handle chemical, biological and nuclear weapons. They investigate and demolish natural and man-made underwater obstructions, prepare coastal regions for amphibious landings, and warn about potential threats at home and abroad.

Whether getting the job done in a bomb suit or by utilizing state-of-the-art robotic technology, Navy EODs are trained to use the most advanced tools of their kind in a role that's vital to the safety of servicemembers and civilians.

RESPONSIBILITIES

As a Navy EOD Technician, you will have many far-ranging duties that can cast you on missions across the world. Your duties may require you to:

Detonate and demolish hazardous munitions, pyrotechnics and outdated explosives Work with cutting-edge technology to remotely disable unsafe ordnance Perform parachute or helicopter insertion operations Support law enforcement agencies Clear waterways of mines in support of the Fleet

Your unique skills and knowledge will add to the strengths of other Special Operations units, as well as your own. As an EOD Technician, you may also:

* Locate, identify, neutralize, recover and dispose of various ordnances, such as sea mines, torpedoes and depth charges
* Support other Special Operations/Special Warfare units, such as Navy SEALs, Army Special Forces and Marine Expeditionary Units
* Help the U.S. Secret Service and the U.S. Department of State to protect the President, Vice President and other officials and dignitaries
* Assist with security at large international events, such as sporting events or world summits

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Your missions will take you to every corner of the world. One assignment may have you parachuting from 17,000 feet, while the next may deliver you via an 11-meter Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB). It all depends on which unit you're supporting and the type of mission to be completed, as well as the required equipment weight of each team member, weather conditions and other parameters.

TRAINING & ADVANCEMENT

Becoming an EOD Technician is no easy process. While the rigorous 51 weeks of training are both physically and mentally grueling, you will be rewarded with unrivaled leadership opportunities, first-rate compensation and respect.

After two months of recruit training in Great Lakes, Ill., your EOD training will begin.

EOD Prep Course of Instruction (3 weeks) - The EOD training pipeline starts with preparatory training in Great Lakes, Ill. Candidates work on swim stroke development, long-range swims and physical conditioning.

Diver Training (9 weeks) - Next comes dive school at the Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center (NDSTC) in Panama City, Florida. Training covers basic concepts of scuba diving as well as dive physics, physiology and basic dive medicine. Candidates also learn about equipment such as the MK16 underwater rebreather.

EOD School (42 weeks) - After successfully completing dive school, candidates transfer to Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal School at Eglin Air Force Base in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. This training is comes in four sections, each teaching how to render safe or defuse specific types of ordnance.

Air Ordnance Division - Focuses on bombs and missiles

Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) - Includes "homemade bombs"

Nuclear Ordnance Division - Covers basic nuclear physics and radiation monitoring and decontamination procedures

Underwater Ordnance Division - Emphasizes torpedoes and other underwater explosives as well as underwater search techniques

Basic Parachute Training (3 weeks) - After completing basic EOD school, graduates attend Basic Airborne Training ("jump school") at Fort Benning, Ga., where they qualify as a basic parachutist.

EOD Tactical Training (3 weeks) - The final phase of training is in San Diego, Calif. It teaches helicopter insertion (fast-rope, rappel, cast and special patrol insertion, and extraction rigging), small arms/weapons training, small unit tactics (weapons, self-defense, land navigation and patrolling) and tactical communications (satellite and high frequency).

Upon successful completion the EOD training pipeline, graduates are assigned to EOD Mobile Units where they gain advanced on-the-job training and experience as members of Mobile Teams, Carrier Strike Group/Expeditionary Strike Group Companies, Naval Special Warfare Companies and Marine Mammal Companies.

* Advanced Training - EOD technicians may pursue a number of advanced training options to hone and specialize their skills
* Helicopter insertion training
* Basic parachute training and parachute water insertion training
* Advanced Improvised Explosive Device Disposal (AIEDD)
* Jumpmaster training
* Small unit tactics
* Small Arms Instructor
* Language school (Defense Language Institute)
* EOD Communications (tactical radio communications)

For those with further leadership aspirations and a college degree, Officer roles are available - providing the opportunity to lead and train others.

Promotion opportunities are regularly available but competitive and based on performance. It's also important to note that specialized training received and work experience gained in the course of service can lead to valuable credentialing and occupational opportunities in related fields.

EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES

Members of the Naval Special Warfare/Naval Special Operations (NSW/NSO) community have any number of unique opportunities to advance their education. Navy training provides skills and knowledge in everything from the fundamentals of explosive ordnance disposal to chemical and biological warfare, military tactics, deep-sea diving or a number of other tactical military procedures.

Beyond offering access to professional credentials and certifications, Navy training in the EOD community can translate to credit hours toward a bachelor's or associate degree through the American Council on Education. You may also continue your education through opportunities like:

* Navy College Program and Tuition Assistance
* Post-9/11 GI Bill

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS

Males and females are eligible to apply to become enlisted Navy EOD Technicians. No college degree is required, but a high degree of difficulty and satisfaction is standard. Training is tough and ongoing. You can apply for the Navy Challenge contract for EOD Technicians at any time during your first enlistment.

Entry Requirements

* Eyesight 20/200 bilateral correctable to 20/25 with no color blindness
* Minimum Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) score AR+VE=109, MC=51 or GS+MC+EI=169
* Be 30 years of age or younger
* Pass a physical and separate medical examination required for divers (approved by Diving Medical Officer)
* Must be a U.S. citizen and eligible for security clearance

The chart below highlights the current minimum Navy Physical Screening Test (PST) requirements for Navy Challenge Programs.

Additional requirements specific to Active Duty EOD Technician candidates include:

* 36 months of obligated service upon completion of training
* No non-judicial punishments or court martial convictions during the 12 months prior to application
* Meet medical standards as specified in the NAVMED P-117
* Meet minimum performance standards
* Pass a hyperbaric pressure tolerance test
* Be on board present command for 2 years
* Be screened by an EOD Officer or E-6 or above Master EOD Technician
* Be recommended by your current Commanding Officer

NOTE: You should consult your physician or other health-care professional before starting any exercise regime or other fitness program to determine if it is right for your needs. This is particularly true if you (or your family) have a history of medical illnesses or ailments that could be made worse by a change in physical activity. Do not start a fitness program if your physician or health-care provider advises against it.

General qualifications may vary depending upon whether you're currently serving, whether you've served before or whether you've never served before.
8d ago
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Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician

Navy
Reston, VA
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ABOUT

Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technicians have expertise in the most conventional and unconventional explosives to ensure the secure disposal of explosive weaponry. They are on call to respond to any type of ordnance, and they receive specialized training to handle chemical, biological and nuclear weapons. They investigate and demolish natural and man-made underwater obstructions, prepare coastal regions for amphibious landings, and warn about potential threats at home and abroad.

Whether getting the job done in a bomb suit or by utilizing state-of-the-art robotic technology, Navy EODs are trained to use the most advanced tools of their kind in a role that's vital to the safety of servicemembers and civilians.

RESPONSIBILITIES

As a Navy EOD Technician, you will have many far-ranging duties that can cast you on missions across the world. Your duties may require you to:

Detonate and demolish hazardous munitions, pyrotechnics and outdated explosives Work with cutting-edge technology to remotely disable unsafe ordnance Perform parachute or helicopter insertion operations Support law enforcement agencies Clear waterways of mines in support of the Fleet

Your unique skills and knowledge will add to the strengths of other Special Operations units, as well as your own. As an EOD Technician, you may also:

* Locate, identify, neutralize, recover and dispose of various ordnances, such as sea mines, torpedoes and depth charges
* Support other Special Operations/Special Warfare units, such as Navy SEALs, Army Special Forces and Marine Expeditionary Units
* Help the U.S. Secret Service and the U.S. Department of State to protect the President, Vice President and other officials and dignitaries
* Assist with security at large international events, such as sporting events or world summits

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Your missions will take you to every corner of the world. One assignment may have you parachuting from 17,000 feet, while the next may deliver you via an 11-meter Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB). It all depends on which unit you're supporting and the type of mission to be completed, as well as the required equipment weight of each team member, weather conditions and other parameters.

TRAINING & ADVANCEMENT

Becoming an EOD Technician is no easy process. While the rigorous 51 weeks of training are both physically and mentally grueling, you will be rewarded with unrivaled leadership opportunities, first-rate compensation and respect.

After two months of recruit training in Great Lakes, Ill., your EOD training will begin.

EOD Prep Course of Instruction (3 weeks) - The EOD training pipeline starts with preparatory training in Great Lakes, Ill. Candidates work on swim stroke development, long-range swims and physical conditioning.

Diver Training (9 weeks) - Next comes dive school at the Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center (NDSTC) in Panama City, Florida. Training covers basic concepts of scuba diving as well as dive physics, physiology and basic dive medicine. Candidates also learn about equipment such as the MK16 underwater rebreather.

EOD School (42 weeks) - After successfully completing dive school, candidates transfer to Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal School at Eglin Air Force Base in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. This training is comes in four sections, each teaching how to render safe or defuse specific types of ordnance.

Air Ordnance Division - Focuses on bombs and missiles

Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) - Includes "homemade bombs"

Nuclear Ordnance Division - Covers basic nuclear physics and radiation monitoring and decontamination procedures

Underwater Ordnance Division - Emphasizes torpedoes and other underwater explosives as well as underwater search techniques

Basic Parachute Training (3 weeks) - After completing basic EOD school, graduates attend Basic Airborne Training ("jump school") at Fort Benning, Ga., where they qualify as a basic parachutist.

EOD Tactical Training (3 weeks) - The final phase of training is in San Diego, Calif. It teaches helicopter insertion (fast-rope, rappel, cast and special patrol insertion, and extraction rigging), small arms/weapons training, small unit tactics (weapons, self-defense, land navigation and patrolling) and tactical communications (satellite and high frequency).

Upon successful completion the EOD training pipeline, graduates are assigned to EOD Mobile Units where they gain advanced on-the-job training and experience as members of Mobile Teams, Carrier Strike Group/Expeditionary Strike Group Companies, Naval Special Warfare Companies and Marine Mammal Companies.

* Advanced Training - EOD technicians may pursue a number of advanced training options to hone and specialize their skills
* Helicopter insertion training
* Basic parachute training and parachute water insertion training
* Advanced Improvised Explosive Device Disposal (AIEDD)
* Jumpmaster training
* Small unit tactics
* Small Arms Instructor
* Language school (Defense Language Institute)
* EOD Communications (tactical radio communications)

For those with further leadership aspirations and a college degree, Officer roles are available - providing the opportunity to lead and train others.

Promotion opportunities are regularly available but competitive and based on performance. It's also important to note that specialized training received and work experience gained in the course of service can lead to valuable credentialing and occupational opportunities in related fields.

EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES

Members of the Naval Special Warfare/Naval Special Operations (NSW/NSO) community have any number of unique opportunities to advance their education. Navy training provides skills and knowledge in everything from the fundamentals of explosive ordnance disposal to chemical and biological warfare, military tactics, deep-sea diving or a number of other tactical military procedures.

Beyond offering access to professional credentials and certifications, Navy training in the EOD community can translate to credit hours toward a bachelor's or associate degree through the American Council on Education. You may also continue your education through opportunities like:

* Navy College Program and Tuition Assistance
* Post-9/11 GI Bill

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS

Males and females are eligible to apply to become enlisted Navy EOD Technicians. No college degree is required, but a high degree of difficulty and satisfaction is standard. Training is tough and ongoing. You can apply for the Navy Challenge contract for EOD Technicians at any time during your first enlistment.

Entry Requirements

* Eyesight 20/200 bilateral correctable to 20/25 with no color blindness
* Minimum Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) score AR+VE=109, MC=51 or GS+MC+EI=169
* Be 30 years of age or younger
* Pass a physical and separate medical examination required for divers (approved by Diving Medical Officer)
* Must be a U.S. citizen and eligible for security clearance

The chart below highlights the current minimum Navy Physical Screening Test (PST) requirements for Navy Challenge Programs.

Additional requirements specific to Active Duty EOD Technician candidates include:

* 36 months of obligated service upon completion of training
* No non-judicial punishments or court martial convictions during the 12 months prior to application
* Meet medical standards as specified in the NAVMED P-117
* Meet minimum performance standards
* Pass a hyperbaric pressure tolerance test
* Be on board present command for 2 years
* Be screened by an EOD Officer or E-6 or above Master EOD Technician
* Be recommended by your current Commanding Officer

NOTE: You should consult your physician or other health-care professional before starting any exercise regime or other fitness program to determine if it is right for your needs. This is particularly true if you (or your family) have a history of medical illnesses or ailments that could be made worse by a change in physical activity. Do not start a fitness program if your physician or health-care provider advises against it.

General qualifications may vary depending upon whether you're currently serving, whether you've served before or whether you've never served before.
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Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician

Navy
Annandale, VA
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ABOUT

Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technicians have expertise in the most conventional and unconventional explosives to ensure the secure disposal of explosive weaponry. They are on call to respond to any type of ordnance, and they receive specialized training to handle chemical, biological and nuclear weapons. They investigate and demolish natural and man-made underwater obstructions, prepare coastal regions for amphibious landings, and warn about potential threats at home and abroad.

Whether getting the job done in a bomb suit or by utilizing state-of-the-art robotic technology, Navy EODs are trained to use the most advanced tools of their kind in a role that's vital to the safety of servicemembers and civilians.

RESPONSIBILITIES

As a Navy EOD Technician, you will have many far-ranging duties that can cast you on missions across the world. Your duties may require you to:

Detonate and demolish hazardous munitions, pyrotechnics and outdated explosives Work with cutting-edge technology to remotely disable unsafe ordnance Perform parachute or helicopter insertion operations Support law enforcement agencies Clear waterways of mines in support of the Fleet

Your unique skills and knowledge will add to the strengths of other Special Operations units, as well as your own. As an EOD Technician, you may also:

* Locate, identify, neutralize, recover and dispose of various ordnances, such as sea mines, torpedoes and depth charges
* Support other Special Operations/Special Warfare units, such as Navy SEALs, Army Special Forces and Marine Expeditionary Units
* Help the U.S. Secret Service and the U.S. Department of State to protect the President, Vice President and other officials and dignitaries
* Assist with security at large international events, such as sporting events or world summits

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Your missions will take you to every corner of the world. One assignment may have you parachuting from 17,000 feet, while the next may deliver you via an 11-meter Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB). It all depends on which unit you're supporting and the type of mission to be completed, as well as the required equipment weight of each team member, weather conditions and other parameters.

TRAINING & ADVANCEMENT

Becoming an EOD Technician is no easy process. While the rigorous 51 weeks of training are both physically and mentally grueling, you will be rewarded with unrivaled leadership opportunities, first-rate compensation and respect.

After two months of recruit training in Great Lakes, Ill., your EOD training will begin.

EOD Prep Course of Instruction (3 weeks) - The EOD training pipeline starts with preparatory training in Great Lakes, Ill. Candidates work on swim stroke development, long-range swims and physical conditioning.

Diver Training (9 weeks) - Next comes dive school at the Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center (NDSTC) in Panama City, Florida. Training covers basic concepts of scuba diving as well as dive physics, physiology and basic dive medicine. Candidates also learn about equipment such as the MK16 underwater rebreather.

EOD School (42 weeks) - After successfully completing dive school, candidates transfer to Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal School at Eglin Air Force Base in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. This training is comes in four sections, each teaching how to render safe or defuse specific types of ordnance.

Air Ordnance Division - Focuses on bombs and missiles

Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) - Includes "homemade bombs"

Nuclear Ordnance Division - Covers basic nuclear physics and radiation monitoring and decontamination procedures

Underwater Ordnance Division - Emphasizes torpedoes and other underwater explosives as well as underwater search techniques

Basic Parachute Training (3 weeks) - After completing basic EOD school, graduates attend Basic Airborne Training ("jump school") at Fort Benning, Ga., where they qualify as a basic parachutist.

EOD Tactical Training (3 weeks) - The final phase of training is in San Diego, Calif. It teaches helicopter insertion (fast-rope, rappel, cast and special patrol insertion, and extraction rigging), small arms/weapons training, small unit tactics (weapons, self-defense, land navigation and patrolling) and tactical communications (satellite and high frequency).

Upon successful completion the EOD training pipeline, graduates are assigned to EOD Mobile Units where they gain advanced on-the-job training and experience as members of Mobile Teams, Carrier Strike Group/Expeditionary Strike Group Companies, Naval Special Warfare Companies and Marine Mammal Companies.

* Advanced Training - EOD technicians may pursue a number of advanced training options to hone and specialize their skills
* Helicopter insertion training
* Basic parachute training and parachute water insertion training
* Advanced Improvised Explosive Device Disposal (AIEDD)
* Jumpmaster training
* Small unit tactics
* Small Arms Instructor
* Language school (Defense Language Institute)
* EOD Communications (tactical radio communications)

For those with further leadership aspirations and a college degree, Officer roles are available - providing the opportunity to lead and train others.

Promotion opportunities are regularly available but competitive and based on performance. It's also important to note that specialized training received and work experience gained in the course of service can lead to valuable credentialing and occupational opportunities in related fields.

EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES

Members of the Naval Special Warfare/Naval Special Operations (NSW/NSO) community have any number of unique opportunities to advance their education. Navy training provides skills and knowledge in everything from the fundamentals of explosive ordnance disposal to chemical and biological warfare, military tactics, deep-sea diving or a number of other tactical military procedures.

Beyond offering access to professional credentials and certifications, Navy training in the EOD community can translate to credit hours toward a bachelor's or associate degree through the American Council on Education. You may also continue your education through opportunities like:

* Navy College Program and Tuition Assistance
* Post-9/11 GI Bill

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS

Males and females are eligible to apply to become enlisted Navy EOD Technicians. No college degree is required, but a high degree of difficulty and satisfaction is standard. Training is tough and ongoing. You can apply for the Navy Challenge contract for EOD Technicians at any time during your first enlistment.

Entry Requirements

* Eyesight 20/200 bilateral correctable to 20/25 with no color blindness
* Minimum Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) score AR+VE=109, MC=51 or GS+MC+EI=169
* Be 30 years of age or younger
* Pass a physical and separate medical examination required for divers (approved by Diving Medical Officer)
* Must be a U.S. citizen and eligible for security clearance

The chart below highlights the current minimum Navy Physical Screening Test (PST) requirements for Navy Challenge Programs.

Additional requirements specific to Active Duty EOD Technician candidates include:

* 36 months of obligated service upon completion of training
* No non-judicial punishments or court martial convictions during the 12 months prior to application
* Meet medical standards as specified in the NAVMED P-117
* Meet minimum performance standards
* Pass a hyperbaric pressure tolerance test
* Be on board present command for 2 years
* Be screened by an EOD Officer or E-6 or above Master EOD Technician
* Be recommended by your current Commanding Officer

NOTE: You should consult your physician or other health-care professional before starting any exercise regime or other fitness program to determine if it is right for your needs. This is particularly true if you (or your family) have a history of medical illnesses or ailments that could be made worse by a change in physical activity. Do not start a fitness program if your physician or health-care provider advises against it.

General qualifications may vary depending upon whether you're currently serving, whether you've served before or whether you've never served before.
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Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician

Navy
Arlington, VA
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ABOUT

Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technicians have expertise in the most conventional and unconventional explosives to ensure the secure disposal of explosive weaponry. They are on call to respond to any type of ordnance, and they receive specialized training to handle chemical, biological and nuclear weapons. They investigate and demolish natural and man-made underwater obstructions, prepare coastal regions for amphibious landings, and warn about potential threats at home and abroad.

Whether getting the job done in a bomb suit or by utilizing state-of-the-art robotic technology, Navy EODs are trained to use the most advanced tools of their kind in a role that's vital to the safety of servicemembers and civilians.

RESPONSIBILITIES

As a Navy EOD Technician, you will have many far-ranging duties that can cast you on missions across the world. Your duties may require you to:

Detonate and demolish hazardous munitions, pyrotechnics and outdated explosives Work with cutting-edge technology to remotely disable unsafe ordnance Perform parachute or helicopter insertion operations Support law enforcement agencies Clear waterways of mines in support of the Fleet

Your unique skills and knowledge will add to the strengths of other Special Operations units, as well as your own. As an EOD Technician, you may also:

* Locate, identify, neutralize, recover and dispose of various ordnances, such as sea mines, torpedoes and depth charges
* Support other Special Operations/Special Warfare units, such as Navy SEALs, Army Special Forces and Marine Expeditionary Units
* Help the U.S. Secret Service and the U.S. Department of State to protect the President, Vice President and other officials and dignitaries
* Assist with security at large international events, such as sporting events or world summits

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Your missions will take you to every corner of the world. One assignment may have you parachuting from 17,000 feet, while the next may deliver you via an 11-meter Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB). It all depends on which unit you're supporting and the type of mission to be completed, as well as the required equipment weight of each team member, weather conditions and other parameters.

TRAINING & ADVANCEMENT

Becoming an EOD Technician is no easy process. While the rigorous 51 weeks of training are both physically and mentally grueling, you will be rewarded with unrivaled leadership opportunities, first-rate compensation and respect.

After two months of recruit training in Great Lakes, Ill., your EOD training will begin.

EOD Prep Course of Instruction (3 weeks) - The EOD training pipeline starts with preparatory training in Great Lakes, Ill. Candidates work on swim stroke development, long-range swims and physical conditioning.

Diver Training (9 weeks) - Next comes dive school at the Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center (NDSTC) in Panama City, Florida. Training covers basic concepts of scuba diving as well as dive physics, physiology and basic dive medicine. Candidates also learn about equipment such as the MK16 underwater rebreather.

EOD School (42 weeks) - After successfully completing dive school, candidates transfer to Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal School at Eglin Air Force Base in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. This training is comes in four sections, each teaching how to render safe or defuse specific types of ordnance.

Air Ordnance Division - Focuses on bombs and missiles

Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) - Includes "homemade bombs"

Nuclear Ordnance Division - Covers basic nuclear physics and radiation monitoring and decontamination procedures

Underwater Ordnance Division - Emphasizes torpedoes and other underwater explosives as well as underwater search techniques

Basic Parachute Training (3 weeks) - After completing basic EOD school, graduates attend Basic Airborne Training ("jump school") at Fort Benning, Ga., where they qualify as a basic parachutist.

EOD Tactical Training (3 weeks) - The final phase of training is in San Diego, Calif. It teaches helicopter insertion (fast-rope, rappel, cast and special patrol insertion, and extraction rigging), small arms/weapons training, small unit tactics (weapons, self-defense, land navigation and patrolling) and tactical communications (satellite and high frequency).

Upon successful completion the EOD training pipeline, graduates are assigned to EOD Mobile Units where they gain advanced on-the-job training and experience as members of Mobile Teams, Carrier Strike Group/Expeditionary Strike Group Companies, Naval Special Warfare Companies and Marine Mammal Companies.

* Advanced Training - EOD technicians may pursue a number of advanced training options to hone and specialize their skills
* Helicopter insertion training
* Basic parachute training and parachute water insertion training
* Advanced Improvised Explosive Device Disposal (AIEDD)
* Jumpmaster training
* Small unit tactics
* Small Arms Instructor
* Language school (Defense Language Institute)
* EOD Communications (tactical radio communications)

For those with further leadership aspirations and a college degree, Officer roles are available - providing the opportunity to lead and train others.

Promotion opportunities are regularly available but competitive and based on performance. It's also important to note that specialized training received and work experience gained in the course of service can lead to valuable credentialing and occupational opportunities in related fields.

EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES

Members of the Naval Special Warfare/Naval Special Operations (NSW/NSO) community have any number of unique opportunities to advance their education. Navy training provides skills and knowledge in everything from the fundamentals of explosive ordnance disposal to chemical and biological warfare, military tactics, deep-sea diving or a number of other tactical military procedures.

Beyond offering access to professional credentials and certifications, Navy training in the EOD community can translate to credit hours toward a bachelor's or associate degree through the American Council on Education. You may also continue your education through opportunities like:

* Navy College Program and Tuition Assistance
* Post-9/11 GI Bill

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS

Males and females are eligible to apply to become enlisted Navy EOD Technicians. No college degree is required, but a high degree of difficulty and satisfaction is standard. Training is tough and ongoing. You can apply for the Navy Challenge contract for EOD Technicians at any time during your first enlistment.

Entry Requirements

* Eyesight 20/200 bilateral correctable to 20/25 with no color blindness
* Minimum Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) score AR+VE=109, MC=51 or GS+MC+EI=169
* Be 30 years of age or younger
* Pass a physical and separate medical examination required for divers (approved by Diving Medical Officer)
* Must be a U.S. citizen and eligible for security clearance

The chart below highlights the current minimum Navy Physical Screening Test (PST) requirements for Navy Challenge Programs.

Additional requirements specific to Active Duty EOD Technician candidates include:

* 36 months of obligated service upon completion of training
* No non-judicial punishments or court martial convictions during the 12 months prior to application
* Meet medical standards as specified in the NAVMED P-117
* Meet minimum performance standards
* Pass a hyperbaric pressure tolerance test
* Be on board present command for 2 years
* Be screened by an EOD Officer or E-6 or above Master EOD Technician
* Be recommended by your current Commanding Officer

NOTE: You should consult your physician or other health-care professional before starting any exercise regime or other fitness program to determine if it is right for your needs. This is particularly true if you (or your family) have a history of medical illnesses or ailments that could be made worse by a change in physical activity. Do not start a fitness program if your physician or health-care provider advises against it.

General qualifications may vary depending upon whether you're currently serving, whether you've served before or whether you've never served before.
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Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician

Navy
Centreville, VA
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ABOUT

Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technicians have expertise in the most conventional and unconventional explosives to ensure the secure disposal of explosive weaponry. They are on call to respond to any type of ordnance, and they receive specialized training to handle chemical, biological and nuclear weapons. They investigate and demolish natural and man-made underwater obstructions, prepare coastal regions for amphibious landings, and warn about potential threats at home and abroad.

Whether getting the job done in a bomb suit or by utilizing state-of-the-art robotic technology, Navy EODs are trained to use the most advanced tools of their kind in a role that's vital to the safety of servicemembers and civilians.

RESPONSIBILITIES

As a Navy EOD Technician, you will have many far-ranging duties that can cast you on missions across the world. Your duties may require you to:

Detonate and demolish hazardous munitions, pyrotechnics and outdated explosives Work with cutting-edge technology to remotely disable unsafe ordnance Perform parachute or helicopter insertion operations Support law enforcement agencies Clear waterways of mines in support of the Fleet

Your unique skills and knowledge will add to the strengths of other Special Operations units, as well as your own. As an EOD Technician, you may also:

* Locate, identify, neutralize, recover and dispose of various ordnances, such as sea mines, torpedoes and depth charges
* Support other Special Operations/Special Warfare units, such as Navy SEALs, Army Special Forces and Marine Expeditionary Units
* Help the U.S. Secret Service and the U.S. Department of State to protect the President, Vice President and other officials and dignitaries
* Assist with security at large international events, such as sporting events or world summits

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Your missions will take you to every corner of the world. One assignment may have you parachuting from 17,000 feet, while the next may deliver you via an 11-meter Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB). It all depends on which unit you're supporting and the type of mission to be completed, as well as the required equipment weight of each team member, weather conditions and other parameters.

TRAINING & ADVANCEMENT

Becoming an EOD Technician is no easy process. While the rigorous 51 weeks of training are both physically and mentally grueling, you will be rewarded with unrivaled leadership opportunities, first-rate compensation and respect.

After two months of recruit training in Great Lakes, Ill., your EOD training will begin.

EOD Prep Course of Instruction (3 weeks) - The EOD training pipeline starts with preparatory training in Great Lakes, Ill. Candidates work on swim stroke development, long-range swims and physical conditioning.

Diver Training (9 weeks) - Next comes dive school at the Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center (NDSTC) in Panama City, Florida. Training covers basic concepts of scuba diving as well as dive physics, physiology and basic dive medicine. Candidates also learn about equipment such as the MK16 underwater rebreather.

EOD School (42 weeks) - After successfully completing dive school, candidates transfer to Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal School at Eglin Air Force Base in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. This training is comes in four sections, each teaching how to render safe or defuse specific types of ordnance.

Air Ordnance Division - Focuses on bombs and missiles

Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) - Includes "homemade bombs"

Nuclear Ordnance Division - Covers basic nuclear physics and radiation monitoring and decontamination procedures

Underwater Ordnance Division - Emphasizes torpedoes and other underwater explosives as well as underwater search techniques

Basic Parachute Training (3 weeks) - After completing basic EOD school, graduates attend Basic Airborne Training ("jump school") at Fort Benning, Ga., where they qualify as a basic parachutist.

EOD Tactical Training (3 weeks) - The final phase of training is in San Diego, Calif. It teaches helicopter insertion (fast-rope, rappel, cast and special patrol insertion, and extraction rigging), small arms/weapons training, small unit tactics (weapons, self-defense, land navigation and patrolling) and tactical communications (satellite and high frequency).

Upon successful completion the EOD training pipeline, graduates are assigned to EOD Mobile Units where they gain advanced on-the-job training and experience as members of Mobile Teams, Carrier Strike Group/Expeditionary Strike Group Companies, Naval Special Warfare Companies and Marine Mammal Companies.

* Advanced Training - EOD technicians may pursue a number of advanced training options to hone and specialize their skills
* Helicopter insertion training
* Basic parachute training and parachute water insertion training
* Advanced Improvised Explosive Device Disposal (AIEDD)
* Jumpmaster training
* Small unit tactics
* Small Arms Instructor
* Language school (Defense Language Institute)
* EOD Communications (tactical radio communications)

For those with further leadership aspirations and a college degree, Officer roles are available - providing the opportunity to lead and train others.

Promotion opportunities are regularly available but competitive and based on performance. It's also important to note that specialized training received and work experience gained in the course of service can lead to valuable credentialing and occupational opportunities in related fields.

EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES

Members of the Naval Special Warfare/Naval Special Operations (NSW/NSO) community have any number of unique opportunities to advance their education. Navy training provides skills and knowledge in everything from the fundamentals of explosive ordnance disposal to chemical and biological warfare, military tactics, deep-sea diving or a number of other tactical military procedures.

Beyond offering access to professional credentials and certifications, Navy training in the EOD community can translate to credit hours toward a bachelor's or associate degree through the American Council on Education. You may also continue your education through opportunities like:

* Navy College Program and Tuition Assistance
* Post-9/11 GI Bill

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS

Males and females are eligible to apply to become enlisted Navy EOD Technicians. No college degree is required, but a high degree of difficulty and satisfaction is standard. Training is tough and ongoing. You can apply for the Navy Challenge contract for EOD Technicians at any time during your first enlistment.

Entry Requirements

* Eyesight 20/200 bilateral correctable to 20/25 with no color blindness
* Minimum Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) score AR+VE=109, MC=51 or GS+MC+EI=169
* Be 30 years of age or younger
* Pass a physical and separate medical examination required for divers (approved by Diving Medical Officer)
* Must be a U.S. citizen and eligible for security clearance

The chart below highlights the current minimum Navy Physical Screening Test (PST) requirements for Navy Challenge Programs.

Additional requirements specific to Active Duty EOD Technician candidates include:

* 36 months of obligated service upon completion of training
* No non-judicial punishments or court martial convictions during the 12 months prior to application
* Meet medical standards as specified in the NAVMED P-117
* Meet minimum performance standards
* Pass a hyperbaric pressure tolerance test
* Be on board present command for 2 years
* Be screened by an EOD Officer or E-6 or above Master EOD Technician
* Be recommended by your current Commanding Officer

NOTE: You should consult your physician or other health-care professional before starting any exercise regime or other fitness program to determine if it is right for your needs. This is particularly true if you (or your family) have a history of medical illnesses or ailments that could be made worse by a change in physical activity. Do not start a fitness program if your physician or health-care provider advises against it.

General qualifications may vary depending upon whether you're currently serving, whether you've served before or whether you've never served before.
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Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician

Navy
Rockville, MD
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Average Salary For an Explosive Ordnance Specialist

Based on recent jobs postings on Zippia, the average salary in the U.S. for an Explosive Ordnance Specialist is $51,820 per year or $25 per hour. The highest paying Explosive Ordnance Specialist jobs have a salary over $103,000 per year while the lowest paying Explosive Ordnance Specialist jobs pay $25,000 per year

Average Explosive Ordnance Specialist Salary
$51,000 yearly
$25 hourly
Updated October 21, 2021
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51000
Median
103000
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1 Common Career Paths For an Explosive Ordnance Specialist

Technician

Technicians are skilled professionals who primarily work with technology in different industries. They are knowledgeable about the technical aspects of the various items they work with. They are usually working with electricity or with technological advancements. Technicians may be assigned to do the construction of equipment or materials related to their field of study. They may also be assigned to conduct diagnostics and other maintenance activities to ensure that the equipment works properly. Technicians may also be required to conduct basic repairs in case of problems. It is important that technicians have good analytical skills and decision-making skills.

Illustrated Career Paths For an Explosive Ordnance Specialist