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Explosive Ordnance Disposal EOD

Navy EOD: Questions & Answers to what your Sailor will be doing while serving as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician. 

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Make that Six!

Started by Frank Valentini Nov 18, 2010. 0 Replies

I feel honored to belong to such an exclusive group of Navy Dads.  My son graduated from dive school on September 30th.  He is now in EOD school, and loving every minute of it.  Like you all, I could…Continue

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Started by Earl Dewey Jan 6, 2010. 0 Replies

Well I expect someone will show up but it is a small group

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Comment by John F Swibes on April 26, 2017 at 7:24pm

Hi.  New to this group.  My son is an ET and starts dive training at GL in June.  Any advice from old timers is appreciated.

Comment by NavyDads Admin (Paul) on March 20, 2014 at 1:17pm

Comment by NavyDads Co-Admin, Gary on September 26, 2013 at 11:03pm

EODTEU 1 Wraps Up Midshipmen Summer Training...

Story Number: NNS130925-12Release Date: 9/25/2013 4:08:00 PM
From Commander, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group 1 Public Affairs

SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- Explosive Ordnance Disposal Training and Evaluation Unit 1(EODTEU-1) hosted 27 Midshipmen from the U.S. Naval Academy and Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps during the FY13 Midshipmen Summer Training Cruise which concluded this month.

During the 12-week program, EODTEU-1 held extensive training sessions to allow the future naval officers to experience a wide range of EOD operations and procedures including demonstrations of capabilities, tactics, techniques, and mission execution.

The Midshipmen were divided into groups of nine, with each group spending four weeks training with EODTEU-1.

"Our goal is to be able to expose these students to the full range of Navy EOD life in an attempt to determine who has what it takes to join our community," said Cmdr. Eric Correll, commanding officer of EODTEU-1. "This is a great opportunity for the midshipmen and a smart and efficient way for the Navy to train and assess talent."

While training with the EODTEU-1 cadre, the Midshipmen were immersed in a diverse set of EOD mission areas such as chemical, biological, homemade explosives, nuclear, improvised explosive devices, surface ordnance, combat skills, and underwater operations. The midshipman received a unique opportunity to work side-by-side with EOD officers and enlisted service members to learn more about the sub-specialties and unique skills of EOD technicians and divers.

"During their time with us, the midshipmen receive assessments while conducting rappelling and fast-rope operations, bomb suit agility tests, laboratory practical exercises, pistol and rifle training, military combatives, and of course, lots of physical training," said Lt. j.g. Wayne McElmoyl, a training officer for EODTEU-1. "We provide the midshipmen with realistic and relevant training designed to assess their mental and physical strength; two traits inherent to the Navy EOD community."

Each four week training session culminated in a field training exercise at the EOD advanced training site at Naval Air Weapon Stations China Lake. The annual event seeks to increase the awareness of opportunities in leadership within Navy EOD as well as allowing the EOD community to assess the soon-to-be officer's potential for careers within the EOD community.

The groups consisted of first class midshipmen in the final year of their respective programs from universities spanning the country. Schools represented were: The United States Naval Academy, Marquette University, Rice University, Oregon State University, University of California - San Diego, University of Colorado - Boulder, University of Notre Dame, University of New Mexico, University of Wisconsin - Madison, University of California - Berkeley, and University of Michigan.

EODTEU-1's mission is to develop and provide rigorous, relevant and realistic training, which is sustainable, standardized and adaptive to EOD and mobile diving and salvage forces, to best prepare them to safely and successfully execute their required operational capabilities in all projected operational environments.

Comment by Jack Flash on August 17, 2013 at 12:55pm
Steven-- how far along in the program is your son now?
Comment by Dave Reynolds on August 16, 2013 at 7:37pm
Had a wonderful weekend with my son after seeing him in PIR. Saw the local sights with my wife and older son (Air National Guard full time) and our new Sailor! Now on to the next phase! GO Navy!
Comment by Steven on July 8, 2013 at 2:34pm

Proud is right Dave Reynolds.  I am not only proud of my son, but yours and everyone's kids - All those who serve our country.  God Bless them all.

Comment by Dave Reynolds on July 4, 2013 at 5:54pm
My son enlisted for this to save lives and be part of something special. I'm very proud to be a part of this elite group, thru him.
Comment by JDad on June 5, 2013 at 9:13am

Jack Flash:  Same-same for my son, now at Panama City.

Comment by Jack Flash on June 4, 2013 at 9:49pm

My son is a BUD/S attrite and now beginning EOD training.

Comment by NavyDads Admin (Paul) on June 3, 2013 at 9:33pm

Hey Tim...see what I posted way back in 2011 ?


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