Naval School Explosive Ordnance Disposal
Core Division
Core Division
Here students begin their training with fundamental knowledge that carries them through the rest of the course. Students are taught to use the CD-Rom based Automated EOD Publication Set (AEODPS). Other topics include Explosives & Explosive Effects and Applied Physical Principals.
Demolition Division
Demolition Division
Students learn about explosive safety and applied techniques involving the use of explosives to destroy explosives and explosive devices. Students must demonstrate proficiency on a live demolition range.
Tools and Methods Division
Tools and Methods Division
Students learn and demonstrate proficiency with various EOD tools and techniques used to locate and render safe ordnance. Personnel protection and safety are stressed.
Biological/Chemical Division
Biological/Chemical Division
Students learn knowledge and skills required to identify and deal with chemical and biological weapons/agents. Personnel protection, hot line procedures, and EOD emergency response procedures are stressed throughout.
Ground Ordnance Division
Ground Ordnance Division
Students learn explicit processes involved in dealing with projectiles, rockets, landmines, and grenades. Extensive knowledge of U.S. and foreign ordnance items is stressed.
Air Ordnance Division
Air Ordnance Division
Students learn processes and procedures involved in dealing with various aircraft explosive hazards; bombs and bomb fuzes; dispensers and payloads; and guided missiles. Extensive knowledge of U.S. and foreign ordnance items is stressed. Students are also taught inherent aircraft hazards and how to approach and deal with ordnance on a variety of aircraft.
Underwater Ordnance Division
Underwater Ordnance Division
Students learn to identify, render safe, and dispose of mines, torpedoes, and various other devices encountered in an underwater environment.

Improvised Explosive Devices
Improvised Explosive Devices
Students learn various techniques used in dealing with improvised and clandestine explosive devices. This includes identification and disablement of various bomb components.
Nuclear Ordnance Division
Nuclear Ordnance Division
The final division for surface students is the Nuclear Ordnance Division. The curriculum includes studying and testing on various aspects of nuclear physics, weapon design and effects, and EOD emergency response procedures. Also included is contamination detection, personnel protection, and contamination control.
Underwater Operations/Diving Division
Underwater Operations/Diving Division
The final division for Navy students. Students learn to identify, render safe, recover and dispose of mines, torpedoes, and various other devices in an underwater environment. Operations planning and execution are stressed.

Advanced Improvised Explosive Device Disposal

Advanced IED Disposal Course Mission

Provide advanced training in Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TT&P) to joint service EOD Technicians, and personnel from various federal agencies, to diagnose, disable, contain and dispose of sophisticated Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) in varied environments; including homeland defense, battlefield and peacekeeping operations.

Prerequisite Admission Requirements
  • NAVSCOLEOD graduate with at least 1 year of field experience.
  • All students must have at least one deployment.
  • Army, Marine and Air Force EOD Technicians must be designated a Team Leader
  • Completion of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal IED/WMD Electronics Course
    • This online course provides prospective students necessary knowledge on electronics and IED/WMD circuitry.
Instructions for access to EOD Basic Electronics Course:
  • Using computer with a CAC, establish a GoLearn account at
    • In the field asking for UTM/UDM under account sign up, use AIEDDs org e-mail account.
    • Once logged into GoLearn click the ADLS Gateway Icon (second icon from the bottom on the right)
    • Select the AFCEC Icon and select OK
  • Access the site using login ID and password just created in the GoLearn site.
    • For assistance with logging into AFCEC call DSN: 523-2779 or Commercial 850 283-2779.
  • Select: Course List from the left hand column.
  • Type: EOD in the Keywords search field and select and complete the EOD Basic Electronics Course.
Medical Requirements

Any psychotropic/psychoactive medication that can affect mentation or judgment is cause for concern due to the extreme dangers associated with this course. Examples, though not exclusive, of these medications are anti-depressants, narcotics, benzodiazepines, and muscle relaxers. For questions about specific medications or conditions, please feel free to call the number below to discuss further.

M . Slade Stratton, U.M.O, D.M.O
Medical Department Head
Undersea / Diving Medical Officer
Naval School Explosive Ordnance Disposal Eglin AFB, FL
Comm: 850-882-3183/2081

Equipment Requirements
    • Camouflage utility uniform
    • Body Armor and Helmet
    • Eye Protection (both day and night)
    • Chemical Protective Mask
Highly recommended equipment:
    • Field Uniform (Mods/Multi-Cams)
    • Gloves
    • Foul Weather Gear
    • Camel Back
    • Personal IED SOP

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