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Area of Concentration 89E

Photo Credit: 71st Ordnance Group EOD

Explosive Ordnance Disposal

EOD Officers are Ordnance Officers trained in the identification, render-safe, and disposal of hazardous unexploded conventional, chemical, nuclear, and improvised explosive devices. EOD also performs forensics; and exploitation, as well as support to the United States Secret Service and the Department of State as part of VIP protection details for the President of the United States, the Vice President, and dignitaries from foreign countries.

Additionally, EOD provides support to civil authorities for military munitions, improvised explosive devices, weapons of mass destruction and transportation accidents.

You’ll be part of a dynamic team, known as the “Army Bomb Squad.” You’ll be in a tight-knit unit with Soldiers of the highest mental, moral, and technical abilities who are inventive and self reliant under even the most adverse conditions.

Special Requirements

  • Must have a physical profile serial code (PULHES) of 111111 or 111121
  • Must have normal color vision
  • Must be eligible for a Top Secret clearance
  • Must volunteer for the EOD Program
  • Must successfully complete the interview process prior to branching process
  • Must possess a valid state drivers license

Application Process

  • Receive an EOD Briefing
  • Conduct EOD Interview
  • Initiate Security Clearance Check
  • Selection of most qualified volunteers occurs during accessions

EOD Proponent Officer

Phone: (804) 734-3253

EOD officers incur a 3-year Active Duty Service Obligation (ADSO) served concurrently