Naval School Explosive Ordnance Disposal
Published February 08, 2012
Naval School Explosive Ordnance Disposal (NAVSCOLEOD) is a Navy-managed command, jointly staffed by Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps personnel.
NAVSCOLEOD had its official ribbon cutting on the new consolidated training facility in April 1999. These five new buildings, which centralize all basic EOD training at Eglin, total 117,000 square feet and were built at a cost of $16.2 million.
NAVSCOLEOD's additional facilities are located just inside the east gate, including a three building, 496 space bachelor quarters complex, a second training facility located in Building 845, and an extensive practical training facility on Range D-51. Four demolition training areas at Ranges D-51, C-52 West, C-52 North and C-87; a training aid and facilities maintenance compound and six explosive storage magazines are also part of the school's facilities.
The command is tasked with the mission of training officers and enlisted personnel of the U.S. Navy,
Marine Corps, Army, Air Force, certain Department of Defense civilian personnel and select international military students. They are all taught the most current procedures for the location, identification, render safe, recovery, technical evaluation, and disposal of conventional surface and underwater ordnance, both foreign and domestic.
NAVSCOLEOD is staffed with 212 active duty, 45 civilian and 154 contract personnel from all four branches of service and trains approximately 1800 students annually.
The course is broken down into 10 separate training divisions: CORE, Demolition, Tools and Methods, Biological and Chemical, Ground Ordnance, Air Ordnance, Improvised Explosive Devices, Nuclear Ordnance, WMD and Underwater. For Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps students the school consists of 143 academic training days and for Navy students 200 academic training days.