About Navy EOD, this where I wanna go,
|October 27th, 2006||#1|
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Navy EOD, this where I wanna go, info
But the thing I want to do in the Navy is EOD, and I am almost clueless on what you have to do to make this position. I wan to do this, beacuase, well, I am kinda stuck in between wanting to be a grunt, and a sailor at the same time, and well, SEALs are to hardcore, and , I dont want to be on the cutting edge fighting international skimishes and being a counter terrorism, and recon, and special ops fighter at the same time (sorry if I am mistaken), while I could be back the secured area disarming some bombs, and keeping just at least one more name off the news.
But I also wanted to be out at sea keeping the planet's crucial water ways free for all nations to use, and fighting terror there as well. So I said , I will work towards EOD...
But the problem is, I have no Idea of what I need to be preparing for as soon as I get the chance. And also, what I would have to do in the Navy itself when I get there achieve my status as a EOD team member.
Right now I have no idea what to be planning for, I dont know if there are Marines on EOD, or Army grunts, or tranfered guys, or if the Navy trains all of them theirselves. I dont know if I need a transfer from the Army , Marines,or somwhere else. Also , I dont know if I would have to be a, lets say , Ranger School Graduate, or Officer, or ex Seal, or 10yrs of Marine experiance or what ever I may need.
So to any one who knows any thing about them(especially Navy , Army, or Marine U.S. service men and women among us) could you kinda help me out a little?
"This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience"- Dwight D. Eisenhower , Jan 17,1961.
Last edited by Yossarian; October 27th, 2006 at 20:31..
|October 28th, 2006||#2|
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Welcome to Naval School Explosive Ordnance Disposal
304 N. McCarthy Ave, Suite 117
Eglin A.F.B. FL 32542
To meet increased requirements for trained Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technicians, as well as to support expanding curriculum requirements, the Chief of Naval Operations, on 1 October 1985, established the Naval School, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Detachment at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.
The consolidated Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Training Facility supports the Department of Defense Joint Service EOD training mission. This centralizes all basic EOD training at Eglin AFB, Florida.
This is becoming more and more common, joint training commands. Its a great way to save the tax payers money. Typically the instructors will come from all 4 branches and in this case may include civilians.
I remember many years ago going to Jump School at Ft Benning, and being suprised that my Jump Master was Air Force. Needless to say he was pretty laid back. I was actually pretty glad that I didnt get the Marine Jump Master, because he thrashed the piss out of his platoon
Last edited by RnderSafe; November 12th, 2006 at 21:44..
|October 29th, 2006||#3|
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Well, if Admiral Micheal G. Mullens says so, then I am all for it, I hope to make it one day, and be a part of the EOD, I looked at the fitness requirements, and , on the updated ones, I have only one obsitcale the really bothers me, that 500 yard swim, in 14:00s minimum!
I can hopefully complete it on my first try come to judgment day...
|November 12th, 2006||#4|
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|November 13th, 2006||#5|
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Wow, thanks for filling me in, I will remeber that!
And one last question, in EOD , do you ever get attached to a grunt unit, or platoon on some missions to go hump your way along side them to your objectives?
If so, is it a I watch your back you watch mine type deal? Or is it they protect you will doing thier mission, while you clear the explosives out of the targeted area?
|November 13th, 2006||#6|
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EOD in the USMC is a grunt unit, i dont know about the navy but im sure you will train with the Marines at one point or another in your career. i dont know much about EOD except that both Navy and Marines have them and both Navy and Marine EOD guys go on ships.
\"Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. But, the Marines don\'t have that problem.\" Ronald Reagan 1985
|November 19th, 2006||#8|
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