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PANTICOSA, Spain (Feb. 5, 2020) Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technicians, from Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 8 (EODMU 8), assigned to Navy Expeditionary Combat Force Europe-Africa/Task Force (CTF) 68, conduct in-water safety checks as part of annual bi-lateral altitude and ice dive training in the Pyrenees Mountains with dives from the Spanish Navy Center for Diving (Centro de Buceo de la Armada, CBA) February 5. CTF 68 provides explosive ordnance operations, naval construction, expeditionary security, and theater security efforts in the 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Katie Cox/Released)

NETCINST 5450.9B - Mission, Functions and Tasks of Center for Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Diving 


We train, produce and grow the worlds’ best Navy Diver (ND) and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) operators to enable competitive advantage in warfare. We do that by leveraging the talent of people found in every zip code, experience and orientation, and by relentlessly improving every opportunity point along the supply chain.

Develop and deliver EOD and ND training to achieve warfighting superiority.

CEODD's "North Star" Goal
How we measure success: Exceed annual production targets for Navy EOD and ND ratings.

Philosophy of Great Commands
We not only trust and respect each other, but deeply admire each other and help one another to be the best versions of ourselves, on and off the field.
  • Dignity and mutual respect; don’t be a jerk.
  • Inclusion is getting 100% from 100% of our people; everyone brings something to the table.
  • Vulnerability at the top and constant, honest personal/team assessment is vital for problem solving.
  • Transparency and Integrity: Operate in the light.
  • Others: Trust is given/Faith: everyone here is a patriot/Everyone can fail at times; it is what we do next that counts/Embrace a growth mindset.
CY2024 Strategic Goals
  • Identify and codify stakeholders for enduring Ready Relevant Learning (RRL) training enterprise by February 2024 and drive RRL battle rhythm to produce measurable outputs and outcomes on budget and on schedule.
  • Begin (March 2024) and follow through on responsible onboarding of Naval Special Warfare Assessment Command assigned personnel; establish procedures and best practices, as well as metrics to track program progress/success.
  • Develop and codify new reclass cohorts to improve production outcomes (April 2024).
  • Finalize domain-wide Hurricane Preparedness & Response plan, and its resource requirement by April 2024.
  • Complete UXO clearance at Range D-51 and commence installation of EOD Combat Skills and Full Mission Profile infrastructure to ensure pilot courses remain on track for QRT4/FY2025 start.
  • Navy Diver RRL completes FRD by August 2024 and passes Gate 3 by September 2024.
  • Establish EOD Assistant and Fleet Immersion programs; develop metrics and best practices.
  • Support Navy Expeditionary Combat Command and Navy Recruiting Command efforts to synchronize and formally codify recruiting efforts and messaging.
  • Complete concept design for a workforce analytics system for EOD and ND communities that integrates and provides functionality to track and analyze Force Management (the supply chain), as well as career-long Fleet & NAVPERS Talent Management and Human Performance. Functionality should produce descriptive, diagnostic, predictive, and prescriptive information to be effective.
  • Synchronize Integrated Risk Management, Managers' Internal Control Program and Inspector General inspection programs and ensure they monitor what matters most.
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