ENLISTED

EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL (EOD)

DESTROY DANGER.

3E8X1

Trained to detect, disarm and dispose of explosive threats in the most extreme environments, EOD technicians bravely serve as the Air Force’s bomb squad. Assigned to some of the most dangerous missions, they perform tactically harrowing and technically demanding tasks in diverse environments worldwide. Some of the best and bravest Airmen, they do what needs to be done to keep others safe and guarantee mission success, no matter the cost.

QUALIFICATIONS SUMMARY

  • MINIMUM EDUCATION

    High school diploma, GED with 15 college credits, or GED

  • ASVAB REQUIREMENTS

    General; Mechanical

  • QUALIFICATIONS

    • Height must be no less than 62 inches and no more than 80 inches.

    • Successful completion of the EOD Physical Ability and Stamina Test

    • Minimum score of 30 on EOD selection model

    • Normal depth perception

    • No record of claustrophobia

    • No record of emotional instability

    • Physical qualification and maintenance of personal physical standards

    • Completion of 8.5 weeks of Basic Military Training (BMT)

    • Ability to receive and maintain a “Top Secret” security clearance

    • Must be between the ages of 17 and 39.

Tools of the trade

EOD technicians rely on highly sophisticated tools to complete their inherently dangerous missions.

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