Ordnance Lieutenants attend the 16 week Ordnance Basic Officer Leadership Course (BOLC) at Fort Lee, Virginia. Lieutenants execute Ordnance competencies such as field maintenance, ammunition supply and management, and workload prioritization using automated management systems. EOD Lieutenants will follow on to EOD Phase 1 training at Fort Lee and Phase 2 and the EOD Platoon Leaders Course at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida.
Ordnance Captains attend the 20 week Logistics Captains Career Course (LC3) or the EOD Captains Career Course at Fort Lee, Virginia, after which they become Logistics Branch Officers. Captains are prepared to serve as company commanders and staff officers enabling Unified Land Operations. EOD Officers are prepared to serve in both EOD and Logistics command and staff positions. Following command, Captains serve in developmental and broadening assignments.
Ordnance Logistics Majors attend 11 months of Intermediate Level Education (ILE) at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas or at other sister service schools, or in fellowships. Majors serve in key staff positons preparing them for Battalion Command. Field grade officers are able to plan and execute sustainment and multifunctional logistics operations at the operational and strategic level as well as working with JIM partners. EOD Officers can also attend Air Force ILE earning a minor in Nuclear Deterrence Studies.
Ordnance Lieutenant Colonels seek Battalion Command following which they may attend the Army War College (AWC) or at other sister service schools, or in fellowships. Colonels assume strategic command and staff responsibilities in the national strategic environment- either directly or as advisors to the senior leadership of the Armed Forces, the Department of Defense, other governmental agencies, or in foreign militaries. The developmental goal is strategic leadership and national security.
Additional Training Opportunities: Ranger, Airborne, Air Assault, Pathfinder, Technical Escort (EOD), Artificial Intelligence (EOD), Asymmetrical Warfare Operations Support (EOD), Multinational Logistics, Red Team, Training with Industry, and Advanced Civilian Schooling Options