The mission of Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) is to support national security strategy during operations, in war or Operations Other Than War (OOTW), which reduce or eliminate the hazards of explosive ordnance that threatens personnel, operations, installations, or materiel.
During war, preserving the commander’s combat power becomes more challenging for EOD because of the increasingly complex and lethal battlefield. EOD integration into staff planning must be sufficiently explicit to provide for battle synchronization yet flexible enough to respond to change or to capitalize on fleeting opportunities.
EOD command and control itself must respond quickly and be flexible to the rapid changes on the battlefield. Unexploded Ordnance (UXO), has greater emphasis now because of the possible critical impact on the commander’s combat power and has significantly increased the work to be performed by EOD. Global Terrorism and the increased use of special forces or sabotage groups increases the need for EOD assets to eliminate the threat of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) at critical facilities.
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EOD Recruiting Information Brief (PPT)
Army doctrine determines the nature of the five primary EOD functions in the operations environment -- mobility, survivability, logistics, security, and intelligence.
CPT Eric Waddell
1SG Timothy Shields
Operations Readiness NCO
SFC Bradley R. Merrill
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Fresno, CA 93702-3704