55D Explosive Ordnance Disposal Specialist

55D MOS
Name: Explosive Ordnance Disposal Specialist
Branch: Army
Rank: Enlisted

Duties

Locates, identifies, renders safe, and disposes of foreign and domestic conventional, chemical, or nuclear ordnance and improved explosive devices.

Responsible for maintaining continuity of all unit operations and Movements; supervises coordination and deployment of EOD response teams over a wide geographical area; supervises establishment and maintenance of situation maps, journals, and technical intelligence reports; technical advisor at staff levels; supervises CONUS operations that support VIP missions for the U.S. Secret Service, State Department, and other Federal agencies; implements orders, policies and procedures.

Directs and supervises EOD range and area clearance operations; directs disposal operations for conventional and chemical munitions; coordinates EOD operations with Chemical Accident/Incident Response Officer (CAIRO); performs and maintains liaison with supported units and civil and federal law enforcement agencies; assists in planning, coordination, and execution of unit operations and movements; assists in preparation of operation orders and standard operations procedures; consolidates, edits and reviews reports.

Researches and identifies ordnance using EOD technical publications; detects the presence of and identifies chemical agents; prepares and maintains EOD tools, equipment, and vehicles; assists in operating an Emergency Contamination Control Station (ECCS) and Emergency Personnel Decontamination Station (EPDS); assists in locating and gaining access to buried ordnance; assists the EOD Team Leader in performing the major duties; supervises and provides technical guidance to less experience soldiers; performs radiological monitoring; reads and interprets x-rays, diagrams, drawings, and other technical information on explosive ordnance; conducts formal instruction to military and civilian audiences; assists with the administrative duties necessary to support unit operations; assists in preparing technical intelligence and incident reports; performs or supervises render safe and disposal procedures on conventional, chemical, and improvised explosive devices; develops new render safe and disposal procedures when none in existent or modifies existing procedures to adapt to new situations; supervises transportation and storage of explosives and unexploded ordnance; supervises operation of the ECCS and EPDS; advises commanders on precautions and actions necessary when unexploded ordnance is located in their area of operation; prepares technical intelligence and incident reports; advises military and civilian agencies on disposition of hazardous materials and searching techniques for improvised explosive devices; performs administrative and supervisory functions in maintenance, security, supply and training management; procedures when none exists or modifies existing procedures to adapt to new situations; supervises transportation and storage of explosives and unexploded ordnance.