Ordnance Corps
Cadet Branching

Ordnance crest

Ordnance Corps Mission

The Ordnance Corps mission is complex and multi-faceted, providing munitions, maintenance, and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) support to generate and maintain combat power and to provide protection to Army, Joint, Intergovernmental, Interagency and Multinational Forces. This support begins at the very inception of operations and continues, unabated, until operations are complete.

Go Ordnance!


A Day in the Life of
a Maintenance Officer

Balancing Work and Family
as an Ordnance Officer

Lieutenant Core Competencies


Generates/regenerates combat power and preserves the capital investment in weapons systems and equipment; directly provides equipment serviceability and operational readiness to commanders


Provides the correct type and quantity of munitions from the industrial base to the tactical point of need, directly providing the lethality to combat operations

Explosive Ordnance Disposal

Provides integrated protection and support to forces, civil authorities and critical infrastructure, facilitating decisive operations and providing operational commanders freedom of action