U.S. Navy EOD Officer

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  1. jamesd96

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    What are the responsibilities that a U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Officer has? What is the typical career progression like for a U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Officer?
     
  2. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    They must first watch Hurt Locker and Top Gun. They must then attend the Naval Academy and become doctors while fly F-22s. Once they graduate they must become SEALs, FBI agents and eventually CIA spies. That's the general progression....


    I think.... :wink:
     
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    EOD officers and enlisted personnel train together in the basic EOD pipeline, which takes about one and a half years. New EOD officers typically go to a major Fleet homeport (San Diego, Norfolk, Pearl Harbor, Jacksonville, etc.) to a mobile unit. There are a wide variety of assignments from their mobile unit, going in small detachments on short-term missions, deploying with another part of the Navy for an extended period - lots of different things. Warfare officers, in general, tend to follow a rotation of operational/sea duty then rotate to shore duty, gathering up more professional qualifications, education, leadership and staff officer experience along the way, all leading to opportunities to command as a more senior officer.

    As it is with all officers, an EOD officer is responsible for executing the assigned mission by directing his or her enlisted EOD technicians in the performance of their duties, managing resources, making decisions, setting priorities, and so on.

    The official Navy.com website, unofficial wikepedia and unofficial ehow sites all have more information.
     
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    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    Oh, I guess I was a little off.

    jamesd96, before you copy and paste every question you see on Yahoo about everything, do everyone a favor and google it too.

    No one has an issue with questions, but when you're carpet bombing SAF with questions you saw somewhere else, you'll find people tune you out.
     
  5. jamesd96

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    You're right. I apologize.
     
  6. Ivydad

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    EOD Assignments

    I am interested if anyone would know what percentage of 2011/2012 NROTC midshipmen received their first or second choice Occupational Specialty Assignments. It was my understanding that top grades/PT scores from a top school would give you the best opportunity and first choice... but I have recently heard of someone with the above noted qualities being assigned to SWO Navy Nukes, which was their last choice. Is the need so great for Nuclear officers and the supply of technical/engineering majors so small that Tier 3 majors are being mandated to Nukes? Thanks
     
  7. dunninla

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    IvyDad,

    I don't know the answer to your first question, but as to the 2nd, I met a mid at the Pointsettia Bowl in Dec. 2010, graduating May 2011 who was "drafted" into Nuke because he was good student (sorry cannot remember if Surface Nuke or Subs), not anywhere near the top of his list, and given a cash bonus, about which he said: "I felt like asking if I could return the Bonus"

    Last year there were 32 billeted into Surface Nuke (4%), and 132 (17%) into Subs (all Nuke), from USNA. Quite a few were "drafted". Somebody wrote a few days ago that 2011 did not have a Nuke draft http://www.serviceacademyforums.com/showthread.php?p=232360&highlight=draft#post232360 Not sure what he meant by "2011"... I am assuming he means the 2011 Service Assignment Day on 30 Nov (Class of 2012), b/c Class of 2011 most certainly did have a nuke draft.

    There is a reason it is no longer called "Service Selection Day".
     
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    Thank you. I am going to post my question as a new thread
     

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