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. GDJULYWhether 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 Your duties may require you to:Detonate and demolish hazardous munitions, pyrotechnics and outdated explosivesWork with cutting-edge technology to remotely disable unsafe ordnancePerform parachute or helicopter insertion operationsSupport law enforcement agenciesClear waterways of mines in support of the FleetYour 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 chargesSupport other Special Operations/Special Warfare units, such as Navy SEALs, Army Special Forces and Marine Expeditionary UnitsHelp the U.S. Secret Service and the U.S. Department of State to protect the President, Vice President and other officials and dignitariesAssist with security at large international events, such as sporting events or world summitsMales 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 RequirementsEyesight 20/200 bilateral correctable to 20/25 with no color blindnessMinimum Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) score ARVE109, MC51 or GSMCEI169Be 30 years of age or youngerPass a physical and separate medical examination required for divers (approved by Diving Medical Officer)Must be a U.S. citizen and eligible for security clearanceThe 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 trainingNo non-judicial punishments or court martial convictions during the 12 months prior to applicationMeet medical standards as specified in the NAVMED P-117Meet minimum performance standardsPass a hyperbaric pressure tolerance testBe on board present command for 2 yearsBe screened by an EOD Officer or E-6 or above Master EOD TechnicianBe recommended by your current Commanding OfficerNOTE: 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.