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Explosive Ordnance Disposal

Overview: Whether they are dealing with criminal or terrorist devices or unexploded military munitions, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) personnel play a vital role in very dangerous situations.  This job requires dedication, attention to detail and the ability to function under pressure within the knowledge that what you are doing has great significance for the safety of others.

Position: Enlisted

AFSC: 3E8X1

Specific Tasks:

  • Locate, identify, disarm, neutralize, and dispose of hazardous explosives and other life threatening materials or devices 
  • Utilize x-ray equipment, robotics systems and remotely controlled tools to access explosive devices 
  • Prepare plans and cost estimates for clearance operations 
  • Plan and develop EOD contingency operations 
  • Support Secret Service and other federal agencies in providing protection to President, Vice President and other dignitaries

Requirements: 

  • Normal color vision and depth perception
  • Minimum height of 5'2"- Maximum height of 6'8"
  • Successful completion of the EOD physical abililty and stamina test (PAST)
  • Minimum score of 30 on EOD selection model completed in TAPAS
  • No record of claustrophobia
  • No record of emotional instability 
  • ASVAB score of 64 on General and 60 on Mechanical 
  • Demonstrated weight lift of 80 pounds
  • Eligibility for Secret security clearance 
  • Meet eligibility requirements IAW AFI 32-3001, EOD Program

Training: 

  • Candidates without prior military experience are required to attend 8 ½ weeks of Basic Military Training (BMT) at JB San Antonio-Lackland, TX followed by Technical Training 
  • Technical Training - 162 days at Sheppard AFB, TX and Eglin AFB, FL 
  • College credits earned: Explosive Ordnance Disposal - 52 credits 

Related Civilian Careers:

  • Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts and Blasters