Minimum Education Requirement:
High school diploma or GED with 15 college credits
The best way to deal with an improvised explosive device or an unexploded piece of ordnance is to blow it up in a controlled fashion on our terms. As an Explosive Ordnance Disposal specialist, that's just what you'll do. You'll employ tools like C4 and robots as well as classified techniques to dispose of explosives whether they be decommissioned missiles on base or roadside bombs in the field. This is a dangerous job that requires a great deal of knowledge and exacting attention to detail, but it's also an incredibly important job that only the best of the best can accomplish.
After eight-and-a-half weeks of Basic Military Training, every Airman goes to technical training to learn their career. Here's the basic information about Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technical training:
School locations: Sheppard AFB [TX], Eglin AFB [FL]
Length of course: 162 days
College degree earned: Explosive Ordnance Disposal
College credits earned: 52