Explosive ordnance disposal specialist are the militaries preeminent tactical and technical explosives experts. They are warriors who are properly trained, equipped and integrated to attack, defeat and exploit unexploded ordnance, improvised explosive devices and weapons of mass destruction.
Explosive ordnance disposal specialists are the culmination of the best tactical and technical training the military and civilian academia can provide. They are prepared to perform missions in support of units worldwide, across all operational environments.
Handle live explosives on a daily basis
Detect, identify, render safe, recover and dispose of explosives and ordnance that are unsafe, including conventional military ordnance, criminal and terrorist homemade items and chemical, biological and nuclear weapons
Work on the flight line during aircraft emergencies, on bombing ranges during range clearances, in munitions storage areas, in accident areas and in any other area or climate where an explosive hazard exists.
Maintain equipment, technical data and vehicles.
Analyze unknown munitions and explosives for exploitation and use by the intelligence agencies.
Provide protection to the president, vice president and other dignitaries in support of the United States Secret Service