MOS 89D—Explosive Ordnance Disposal EOD Specialist

Qualifications for initial award of MOS 89D, Explosive Ordnance Disposal EOD Specialist:

PULHES: 111121
Physical Demands Rating: very heavy
Required ASVAB Score: GM: 105
Enlistment Bonus: Level 2
Security Clearance: Top Secret
U.S. Citizenship: Required
AIT Length / Location: 10 weeks at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama for phase 1. Phase II is 24 weeks at Eglin AFB, Florida
Other Requirements

Explosive Ordnance Disposal Specialist (MOS 89D) Description / Major Duties:

Locates, identifies, renders safe and disposes of foreign and domestic conventional, biological, chemical, or nuclear ordnance and improved explosive devices (IED); weapons of mass destruction and large vehicle bombs; conducts intelligence gathering operations of first seen foreign ordnance; supports VIP missions for the U.S. Secret Service, State Department and other Federal agencies.

Duties for MOS 89D at each skill level are:

MOSC 89D1O. Researches and identifies ordnance using EOD technical publications. Detects the presence of and identifies chemical agents. Prepares and maintains EOD tools, equipment and vehicles. Assist in operating an Emergency Contamination Control Station (ECCS) and Emergency Personnel Decontamination Station (EPDS). Assist in locating and gaining access to buried ordnance. Assist the EOD Team Leader in performing the major duties.

MOSC 89D2O. Perform duties in the preceding grade level. Supervises and provides technical guidance to less experience Soldiers. Perform radiological monitoring. Reads and interprets x-rays, diagrams, drawings and other technical information on explosive ordnance. Conduct formal instruction to military and civilian audiences. Assist with the administrative duties necessary to support unit operations. Assist in preparing technical intelligence and incident reports.

MOSC 89D30. Perform duties in the preceding grade levels. Performs or supervises render safe and disposal procedures on conventional, biological, chemical and improvised explosive devices. Develops new render safe and disposal procedures where none exist or modifies existing procedures to adapt to new situations. Supervise transportation and storage of explosives and hazardous unexploded ordnance. Supervise operation of the ECCS and EPDS. Advises commanders on precautions and actions necessary when unexploded ordnance is located in their area of operation. Prepare technical intelligence and incident reports. Advise military and civilian agencies on disposition of hazardous unexploded ordnance and searching techniques for improvised explosive devices. Perform administrative and supervisory functions in maintenance, security, supply and training management. Procedure when none exists or modifies existing procedures to adapt to new situations. Supervise transportation and storage of explosives and unexploded ordnance.

MOSC 89D40. Perform duties in the preceding grade levels. Directs and supervises EOD range and area access operations. Direct disposal operations for conventional and chemical munitions. Coordinate EOD operations with Chemical Accident/Incident Response Officer (CAIRO) and Nuclear Accident/Incident Response Officer (NAIRO). Performs and maintains liaison with supported units and civil and federal law enforcement agencies. Assist in planning, coordination and execution of unit operations and movements. Assist in preparation of operation orders and standing operating procedures. Consolidate, edits and reviews reports.

MOSC 89D50. Perform duties in the preceding grade levels. Responsible for maintaining continuity of all unit operations and movements. Supervise coordination and deployment of EOD response teams over a wide geographical area. Supervise establishment and maintenance of situation maps, journals and technical intelligence reports. Technical advisor at staff levels. Supervise CONUS operations that support VIP missions for the U.S. Secret Service, State Department and other Federal agencies. Implement orders, policies and procedures. Perform personnel management operations at brigade/battalion level for assigned personnel.

Other Requirements for Award of MOS 89D:

(1) Normal Color Vision

(2) For award of the MOS, a final TOP SECRET eligibility based on a favorable SSBI is required. At least an interim SECRET eligibility is required prior to EOD training.

(3) Eligibility for assignment to a Category II Presidential Support position per AR 380-67.

(4) Must complete EOD Specialist Course, Phase I at Redstone Arsenal, AL and Phase II at NAVSCOLEOD at Eglin AFB, FL.

(5) Be an explosive ordnance disposal duty volunteer.

(6) Be evaluated at an EOD Unit wearing chemical protective clothing and bomb suit performing mission related functions.

(7) Must possess a valid state motor vehicle operator license.

(8) Must be interviewed and accepted by an EOD officer or an EOD SFC or above in an EOD TOE/TDA position in accordance with DA Pam 600-8 and AR 614-200.

Additional Skill Identifiers for MOS 89D:

L3—Technical Escorting (skill level 1-5).
P5—Master Fitness Trainer.
2B—Air Assault (personnel only).
2S—Battle Staff Operations (skill level 3 and above).
4A—Reclassification Training.
5W—Jumpmaster (personnel only).
6T—Military Auditor (Reserve Component personnel only).
8P—Competitive Parachutist (skill level 2-4 personnel only).

Article Last Modified: May 10, 2011

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