89D EOD Specialist Duty Descriptions

Battalion Operations NCO

The Battalion Operations NCO is responsible for overseeing operations and training for seven companies comprising 2200 Soldiers. They manage all aspects of training, parades, ceremonies, community projects, contingencies/mobilization, and special events for the battalion. Additionally, they direct the S2/3 portion of battalion Command Inspections, oversee consolidated AIT graduation ceremonies for over 2500 Soldiers annually, and manage ammunition accounts and school allocation for the battalion.

89D30 Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team Leader (Tech Escort)

As an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team Leader in a specialized Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and High Yield explosives (CBRNE) Response Team (CRT), the individual is responsible for a worldwide, no notice mission. This includes locating, identifying, rendering safe, mitigating, neutralizing, packaging, and escorting chemical/biological weaponized or non-weaponized material, improvised explosive devices, and conventional ordnance to support Weapons of Mass Destruction Elimination (WMD-E) for US and NATO Combatant Commanders.


An EOD Sergeant coordinates and supervises an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team supporting III Corps and other units assigned to Fort Hood. They also assist civil authorities in 189 counties within the state of Texas, the US Secret Service for the security of the President, Vice President, and designated heads of state. Their responsibilities include leading the team in the identification, render safe, recovery, and final disposition of foreign and domestic unexploded ordnance, explosives, and IEDs. They may also be deployed to provide EOD support to combatant commanders in operational environments.

Battalion Senior Operations Sergeant 89D40

As the Senior Operations NCOIC supporting the Homeland Defense mission in the NORTHCOM AOR, this individual provides technical expertise to joint intra-agency and law enforcement officials. They focus on critical force protection, unexploded ordnance (UXO), and Counter-IED operations for six Explosive Ordnance Disposal Companies and the Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment (HHD). Their role involves supervising the training and deployment of companies in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), contributing to command policy development and enforcement, and providing guidance to officers and NCOs. They also act as a planner and technical expert for EOD operations in the battalion, while assisting in the mentorship and development of junior officers and BN Staff.

EOD Sergeant 89D2O

As an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Sergeant, this individual assists in the identification, render safe, and disposal of conventional ordnance and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) within Regional Command-South (RC-S), Afghanistan. They provide Counter Improvised Explosive Device (CIED) technical and tactical assistance to a maneuver company operating from COB Shoja. Acting as a subject matter expert (SME) and trainer on all CIED equipment, their role focuses on protecting coalition forces and civilians from the effects of explosive hazards. They are responsible for the safety of two Soldiers and the management of over $2,000,000 worth of team equipment.

89D Explosive Ordnance Disposal Specialist (89D48 or 89D38)

In the position of Phase One Instructor/Writer, this specialist is responsible for the growth, development, training, and counseling of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Phase One Initial Entry Training (IET) Soldiers, NCOs, and Officers. They supervise and conduct Physical Readiness Training and contribute to the management and writing of technical training related to EOD tools, equipment, tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs). Instructs approximately 1500 Phase One EOD students annually and ensures the safe conduct of all operations during live demolitions, explosive actuated tools, range operations, and the culminating event known as the EOD Challenge.

89D Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Sergeant

As an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Sergeant, the individual is responsible for the identification, render safe, and final disposition of hazardous conventional, chemical, nuclear, and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). They assist in the initial exploitation of IEDs on the battlefield and provide guidance to soldiers on Anti-Iraqi Forces (AIF) IED Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTPs). With accountability for maintaining over $800,000 worth of EOD tools and equipment, they also perform as an EOD Team Member supporting the US Secret Service for the protection of the President, Vice-President, and foreign dignitaries. Additionally, they provide EOD support to civil law enforcement agencies in six states.

89D No Duty Title Provided

This individual leads an EOD team responsible for locating, identifying, rendering safe, and disposing of conventional, biological, chemical, nuclear weapons, and improvised explosive devices (IEDs). They provide support to a city and 75 counties in Washington and Oregon, as well as state, federal, and military agencies. Additionally, they support nine districts in Regional Command-East (RC-E) Afghanistan and provide assistance to the US Secret Service and Department of State for the protection of the President, Vice President, and designated Heads of State. They also conduct unexploded ordnance (UXO) and improvised explosive devices awareness and safety training for soldiers and civilian agencies, while being responsible for the oversight of two soldiers.

89D Platoon Sergeant for an EOD Company

As a Platoon Sergeant for an EOD Company, this individual has a peacetime and wartime mission to provide technical advice and EOD support to military operations, as well as Federal, State, and Local agencies for domestic incidents involving conventional, nuclear, chemical, biological, and improvised explosive devices. They are responsible for the administrative and supervisory functions of the entire 3rd Platoon, including the Unit Movement and NBC sections. Additionally, they are accountable for $11 million worth of organizational, theater-provided, platoon, and team equipment.

89D Explosive Ordnance Disposal Specialist – 1SG

Serving as a First Sergeant for a deployable MTOE Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Company, this individual’s mission is to identify, render safe, and dispose of IEDs, conventional U.S., foreign, and CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear) weapons. They operate across the spectrum of combat and peacetime operations to protect U.S. Forces and civilian personnel and property, both in CONUS (Continental United States) and while deployed. The First Sergeant is responsible for the health and welfare, training, and mentorship of a 44-soldier unit. They also provide advisory support to the commander on all enlisted matters and EOD operations.

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