89D:Explosive Ordinance Disposal Specialist (EOD) (89D)

These are the first and foremost explosive experts in the U.S. Army. They identify ordnance, dispose of hazardous ordnance, and prepare and maintain all kinds of tools and equipment.

Is there a clearance required?: No

Is this a combat or support MOS?: Combat

Military Duties:

They work with base electronics, arming systems, and firing systems. These Specialists are required to destroy ammunition, explosives, and explosive devices. This is done using special firing devices that allow destruction from a safe distance. EOD Specialists conduct reconnaissance using the correct approach. They will use different tools and equipment to complete reconnaissance as well as disposal. One of these tools is the use of robotics. These Specialists are required to prepare, maintain, and use advanced robotics in various aspects of their job.

Military Duties Translated:

Working as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Specialist allows soldiers to gain experience with explosives, electronics, hazardous materials, and safety regulations. This job allows for soldiers to find civilian work with government agencies or private businesses. Related civilian jobs include Ordnance Handling Experts, Hazardous Material Worker, Safety Specialist, Electronics Repairer, and Occupational Health Specialist. Positions with civilian or government agencies as bomb-squad or tactical police teams are comparable to this position as well.

Some civilian jobs best suited to this type of military experience:

Police Officer