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U.S. Air Force EOD Technician—What Makes EOD a Good Fit?


I think anyone looking at EOD for its
technology aspect- it’s definitely worth a look because we get hands-on with a
lot of things that a lot of people don’t see. EOD is a good fit for me
simply because I am very mechanically oriented. I can look at something and
just try to figure out how it works. I love you know getting my hands dirty. I
love being outside. I would say the main personality type that really
prevails in EOD and succeeds is that type-a personality. You have to be able
to perform well under pressure and it takes that kind of personality. EOD would
not be a good career for you people who don’t have initiative, who don’t pay
attention to detail, and can’t multitask. Additionally, people that get really
stressed out easily, that’s not a good idea to join EOD. There’s a lot of
pressure at all times. They need to be able to focus at all times. I’d say EOD would be a bad fit for anybody that has a trouble with any dangerous
environments or any fear of explosives. Those are two things we work with
constantly. Even if it’s not in a wartime fashion, we are handling explosives at
least once a month, so being able to be in those dangerous environments is a
definite must. A lot of people I saw DOR did so after a failure of a test, and
some left just because they didn’t understand fully what EOD was so that
when they got to the schoolhouse and you know the first time they’re handling
explosives and having to be relied on to do those things, they kind of
freak out, can’t can’t stand the pressure, and self-identified that they
can’t, so they’ll roll themselves out of training. But never once,
despite what the reason was, no one would ever hassle anybody about DORing
because at the end of the day, if you don’t want to be there, that’s okay.
Physically this job can be very demanding we are required to be out and
about, away from main duty locations from the base for sometimes days. We can make
you stronger. That’s not an issue, but I can’t make you
mentally tough and it’s those people who are not mentally tough that washout
because they don’t want to do it anymore.
The mental side and mental control was actually more difficult to conquer than
the physical.

Tony wyaad

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5 COMMENTS

  1. HUNTER WILSON Posted on February 19, 2019 at 6:26 pm

    As someone interested in becoming an EOD, what would you say is the rate at which people pass through the training? Not accounting for people who decide to drop out, thanks in advance!

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  2. RJ Posted on April 4, 2019 at 10:15 am

    Is that a fohawk in uniform?

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  3. Mike O. Posted on April 9, 2019 at 4:43 pm

    Really trying to find what is a good fit for me air force eod or navy eod.

    Reply
  4. Orange County Choppers Posted on April 29, 2019 at 7:53 pm

    Hi, Im a Producer for Orange County Choppers, is there someone I can speak to about using pieces of this video?

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