ESTABLISHMENT OF THE EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL (EOD) OFFICER COMMUNITY, EOD OFFICER WARFARE QUALIFICATION, AND EOD OFFICER WARFARE QUALIFICATION INSIGNIA

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NAVADMIN 364/07
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SUBJ/ESTABLISHMENT OF THE EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL (EOD) OFFICER 
COMMUNITY, EOD OFFICER WARFARE QUALIFICATION, AND EOD OFFICER WARFARE 
QUALIFICATION INSIGNIA// 


REF/A/LTR/SECNAV MEMO/08NOV2007/-/NOTAL// REF/B/DOC/OPNAVINST 
1412.10/DEC2007// NARR/REF A IS MEMO APPROVING NAME CHANGE OF THE 
SPECIAL OPERATIONS OFFICER COMMUNITY.  REF B ESTABLISHES THE GUIDELINES 
AND REQUIREMENTS FOR THE EOD OFFICER WARFARE QUALIFICATION AND 
DESIGNATION.// 
RMKS/1.  AS DIRECTED IN REF A, THE SPECIAL OPERATIONS OFFICER COMMUNITY 
IS RENAMED AS THE EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL (EOD) OFFICER COMMUNITY. 
THIS CHANGE WILL MORE ACCURATELY REFLECT THE EOD OFFICERS? CORE MISSION 
AREA AND PROPERLY ALIGN WITH JOINT TERMINOLOGY.  SINCE THE COMMUNITY?S 
ESTABLISHMENT, SPECIAL OPERATIONS HAS TRANSFORMED OVER TIME TO BE AN 
EOD?CENTRIC FORCE.  AS A SUBSET OF EOD, 114X OFFICERS CONTINUE TO 
PROVIDE THE NAVY WITH EXPERTISE IN UNDERWATER MINE COUNTER-MEASURES AND 
EXPEDITIONARY SALVAGE.  THE DESIGNATORS FORMERLY ASSOCIATED WITH 
SPECIAL OPERATIONS OFFICERS WILL REMAIN THE SAME FOR THE EOD OFFICER 
COMMUNITY.
    A.  119X - OFFICER IN TRAINING FOR EOD WARFARE QUALIFICATION B.  
114X - EOD OFFICER WARFARE QUALIFIED 2.  REF B ESTABLISHES THE EOD 
OFFICER WARFARE QUALIFICATION AND THE ASSOCIATED WARFARE DEVICE THAT 
WILL BE AWARDED UPON COMPLETION.  EOD OFFICERS (114X) WHO HAVE ATTAINED 
MASTER EOD TECHNICIAN PRIOR TO IMPLEMENTATION OF REF B WILL WEAR THE 
EOD OFFICER WARFARE DEVICE. 
OFFICERS DESIGNATED 114X WHO ARE NOT EOD QUALIFIED ARE PERMITTED TO 
WEAR THE SPECIAL OPERATIONS OFFICER INSIGNIA OR OTHER EARNED WARFARE 
DEVICES. 
3.  THE EOD OFFICER WARFARE INSIGNIA IS A GOLD PLATED, MIRROR-LIKE 
FINISH, POLISHED HIGHLIGHTS METAL PIN; SAME DESIGN AS MASTER EXPLOSIVE 
ORDNANCE DISPOSAL INSIGNIA.  THE INSIGNIA WILL BE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE 
NAVY EXCHANGE NOT LATER THAN APR 08.  THE NEXT REVISION OF THE UNIFORM 
REGULATIONS WILL REFLECT THE EOD OFFICER WARFARE INSIGNIA. 
4.  POINTS OF CONTACT: 
- CDR VINCE CLARK, EOD OFFICER DETAILER AT (901) 874-3911/DSN 882 OR 
EMAIL AT VINCE.CLARK(AT)NAVY.MIL; OR
- CDR CHARLES ANDREWS, EOD OFFICER COMMUNITY MANAGER AT
(901) 874-4991/DSN 882 OR EMAIL AT CHARLES.H.ANDREWS(AT)NAVY.MIL.
5.  RELEASED BY VADM J. C. HARVEY, JR., N1.//

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