The handling and storage of ammunition is a specialty that takes a steady hand. The EOD Explosives Disposal career involves the storage and handling of various ammunition, munitions and explosives. Explosive Ordnance specialists are responsible for dealing with chemical weapons, nuclear and biological weaponry, IED devices, and other types of conventional munitions. The responsibility of Explosive EOD Disposal Specialists include identifying, locating and disposing of domestic and foreign made explosive devices.
Some of the duties that you may have an a Ordinance Disposal expert include:
-Identifying and detecting the use of various chemical agents.
-Identifying and disposing of different types of explosive ordnance using technical disposal techniques.
-Constructing and maintaining chemical decontamination units and stations.
-Defusing and rendering harmless bombs and other unexploded bombs.
-Locating and identifying ordnance for neutralization and disposal.
-Identifying mitigating Weapons of Mass Destruction and their hazards.
-Supporting various VIP missions for other Federal agencies such as the State Department.
-Assisting in preparation and maintaining various ordnance disposal tools, vehicles and equipment.
If you have an ability to communicate effectively, a possess an interest in sciences, geometry, trigonometry, chemistry and algebra, or if you can work well under stress, this may be the job for you. An Explosive Disposal Specialist has to deal with a variety of stressful situations and have the ability to function as a team member. As a senior enlisted Explosive Ordnance Disposal Specialist you will be responsible to train and supervise junior members of your own team or others in the same training discipline. The Explosives Disposal Specialist deals with ordnance and weaponry in highly tense situations. This job calls for a steady hand and steady nerves. If you are able to function as part of a well-trained team, and have a lot of patience, then this is a job you likely will excel at. You will receive training and skills during your Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal training will equip you not only for a long career in the military should you so choose, but also as a well trained civilian specialist that could serve in a variety of civilian careers.
You could serve as a gunsmith, munitions company executive, or even as a police or reserve bomb disposal expert. Skills you are given in your training will be updated and kept current with ongoing Army school opportunities, and on the job training. You will have opportunities to use your skills to dispose of and neutralize various weapons and munitions in service to your country.