Explosives are a material that takes trained and expert personnel to handle them safely. Marine Corps Personnel serving overseas work to make sure that explosives that are uncovered by military soldiers are properly taken care of. Explosives disposal specialists working in the Marine Corps are experts that deal with all different types of explosives. 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.
Explosives are something that are difficult to deal with and a material that takes precise handling. If you have an ability to communicate effectively, and 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 Marine Corps 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. As a Marine Corps EOD specialist, you will also work toward identifying and disposing of different types of explosive ordnance using technical disposal techniques, and toward defusing and rendering harmless bombs and other unexploded bombs.
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 Marine Corps 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.