EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL
What is Explosive Ordnance Disposal?
The Airmen who make up Air Force Explosive Ordnance Disposal protect personnel, resources, and the environment from the effects of hazardous explosive ordnance, improvised explosive devices (IED) and weap- ons of mass destruction (WMD).
EOD CAREER TASKS
COUNTER IED/WMD OPERATIONS
Eliminates or mitigates explosive hazards and terrorist/criminal devices, to include missions outside the base boundary or Base Security Zone to enable freedom of maneuver for air or surface operations.
NUCLEAR WEAPON RESPONSE
Provides immediate initial support to nuclear weapon incidents in order to evaluate nuclear weapon delivery status, mitigate risk, provide site stabilization, and situational awareness.
UNEXPLODED EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE RECOVERY
Safely neutralize hazards posed by any explosive ordnance that have not yet exploded. Analyze any unknown munitions and explosives for intelligence agencies.
RAPID RESPONSE CAPABILITY
Operates in five geographic disciplines: mountain, desert, arctic, urban and jungle, day or night, to include austere combat environments independent of an established airbase or its perimeter defenses.
VERY IMPORTANT PERSON (VIP) PROTECTION
Supports U.S. Secret Service (USSS), Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of State (DoS) by providing counter explosive search teams in support of National Security Special Events, White House Complex and protection of the President, Vice President, and other dignitaries.
• 3 Pull-ups
• 1.5 Mile Run in <11:00 Min
18 - 39 years of age
Pass the IFT
Medically qualified through MEPS
Normal Depth Perception and Color Vision
Minimum of GED or HS Diploma
Pass the ASVAB
Good moral/financial standing
Must be eligible for a security clearance
Hight Between 62 and 80 inches
Basic Pay $1650
Special Duty Pay $375
Demolition Pay $150