Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technicians have expertise in the most conventional and unconventional explosives to ensure the secure disposal of explosive weaponry. They are on call to respond to any type of ordnance, and they receive specialized training to handle chemical, biological and nuclear weapons. They investigate and demolish natural and man-made underwater obstructions, prepare coastal regions for amphibious landings, and warn about potential threats at home and abroad. GDJULY Whether getting the job done in a bomb suit or by utilizing state-of-the-art robotic technology, Navy EODs are trained to use the most advanced tools of their kind in a role thats vital to the safety of servicemembers and civilians. As a Navy EOD Technician, you will have many far-ranging duties that can cast you on missions across the world. Your duties may require you to: Detonate and demolish hazardous munitions, pyrotechnics and outdated explosives Work with cutting-edge technology to remotely disable unsafe ordnance Perform parachute or helicopter insertion operations Support law enforcement agencies Clear waterways of mines in support of the Fleet Your unique skills and knowledge will add to the strengths of other Special Operations units, as well as your own. As an EOD Technician, you may also: Locate, identify, neutralize, recover and dispose of various ordnances, such as sea mines, torpedoes and depth charges Support other Special Operations/Special Warfare units, such as Navy SEALs, Army Special Forces and Marine Expeditionary Units Help the U.S. Secret Service and the U.S. Department of State to protect the President, Vice President and other officials and dignitaries Assist with security at large international events, such as sporting events or world summits Males and females are eligible to apply to become enlisted Navy EOD Technicians. No college degree is required, but a high degree of difficulty and satisfaction is standard. Training is tough and ongoing. You can apply for the Navy Challenge contract for EOD Technicians at any time during your first enlistment. Entry Requirements Eyesight 20/200 bilateral correctable to 20/25 with no color blindness Minimum Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) score ARVE109, MC51 or GSMCEI169 Be 30 years of age or younger Pass a physical and separate medical examination required for divers (approved by Diving Medical Officer) Must be a U.S. citizen and eligible for security clearance The chart below highlights the current minimum Navy Physical Screening Test (PST) requirements for Navy Challenge Programs. Additional requirements specific to Active Duty EOD Technician candidates include: 36 months of obligated service upon completion of training No non-judicial punishments or court martial convictions during the 12 months prior to application Meet medical standards as specified in the NAVMED P-117 Meet minimum performance standards Pass a hyperbaric pressure tolerance test Be on board present command for 2 years Be screened by an EOD Officer or E-6 or above Master EOD Technician Be recommended by your current Commanding Officer NOTE: You should consult your physician or other health-care professional before starting any exercise regime or other fitness program to determine if it is right for your needs. This is particularly true if you (or your family) have a history of medical illnesses or ailments that could be made worse by a change in physical activity. Do not start a fitness program if your physician or health-care provider advises against it. General qualifications may vary depending upon whether youre currently serving, whether youve served before or whether youve never served before.