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Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician

US Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician suits up for disengagement.

Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician

They’re trained to disarm improvised explosive devices. Neutralize chemical threats. Even render safe nuclear weapons. Navy Explosive Ordnance (EOD) Technicians perform some of the most harrowing, dangerous work in order to keep others from harm’s way, and they do so in every environment. They’re so much more than the world’s ultimate bomb squad.

They’re trained to disarm improvised explosive devices. Neutralize chemical threats. Even render safe nuclear weapons. Navy Explosive Ordnance (EOD) Technicians perform some of the most harrowing, dangerous work in order to keep others from harm’s way, and they do so in every environment. They’re so much more than the world’s ultimate bomb squad.

Earn an $8,000 enlistment bonus.
And become part of the world's ultimate bomb squad.
Navy EOD Technician utilizes the latest technology for disarming a land mine.

About This Job

EOD Technicians are on call to respond to any type of ordnance, and they receive specialized training on how to handle chemical, biological and even nuclear weapons. They investigate and demolish natural and man-made underwater obstructions. Prepare coastal regions for amphibious landings. Warn about potential threats – both in the United States and abroad. With expertise in the most conventional and unconventional explosives, they ensure the secure disposal of explosive weaponry.

Whether getting the job done in a bomb suit or by utilizing state-of-the-art robotic technology, Navy EODs are trained to use the most advanced tools of their kind in a role that’s vital to the safety of servicemen and civilians.

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Get a Head Start on Your Training.

To become an EOD technician in the Naval Special Warfare/Naval Special Operations community, you must first go through what is widely considered to be one of the most physically and mentally demanding military training programs in existence. Get started on your physical training now by learning about the minimum Navy Physical Screening Test (PST) requirements for Navy Challenge Programs.

NOTE:If you're pursuing an NSW/NSO position, much better PST scoring is expected.
Minimum PST

Physical Screening Test
SEAL SWCC EOD Diver AIRR
Swim 500 yards
(450 M) - breaststroke or sidestroke
[in minutes]
12:30 13:00 12:30 12:30 12:00*
REST: 10 MINUTES
Push-ups
[in 2 minutes]
50 50 50 50 42
REST: 2 MINUTES
Sit-ups
[in 2 minutes]
50 50 50 50 50
REST: 2 MINUTES
Pull-ups
[in 2 minutes]
10 6 6 6 4
REST: 10 MINUTES
Run 1.5 miles
[in minutes]
10:30 12:00 12:30 12:30 12:00

* AIRRmay use sidestroke or breaststroke and utilize American crawl/freestyle or a combination of all.

NOTE: You should consult your physician or other health-care professional before starting any exercise regime or other fitness program to determine if it is right for your needs. This is particularly true if you (or your family) have a history of medical illnesses or ailments that could be made worse by a change in physical activity. Do not start a fitness program if your physician or health-care provider advises against it.

ENJOY AN INCREDIBLE BENEFITS PACKAGE.
Paid training. Competitive salary. Comprehensive health coverage. Generous vacation. World travel. The list goes on.
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US Navy servicemen raise US flag.