Education. For entry into this specialty, completion of high school or general educational development equivalency is mandatory. Courses in physics, mechanics, and basic electronic theory are desirable.
Training. The following training is mandatory for award of the AFSC indicated:
3E831. Completion of the explosive ordnance disposal apprentice course.
3E871. Completion of the explosive ordnance disposal craftsman course.
Experience. The following experience is mandatory for award of the AFSC indicated: (Note: See
Explanation of Air Force Specialty Codes).
3E851. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 3E831. Also, experience rendering safe munitions, removing and treating hazardous unexploded ordnance, or decontaminating activities.
3E871. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 3E851. Also, experience performing or supervising rendering safe munitions, treating hazardous unexploded ordnance, or decontaminating activities.
3E891. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 3E871. Also, experience managing EOD functions or operations.
Other. The following are mandatory as indicated:
For entry into this specialty, normal color vision as defined in AFI 48-123, Medical Examination and Standards.
For entry, award, and retention of these AFSCs:
No record of emotional instability.
Normal depth perception as defined in AFI 48-123.
For award and retention of AFSCs 3E831/51/71/91/00, eligibility for a Secret security clearance, according to AFI 31-501, Personnel Security Program Management.
Strength Req: H
Physical Profile: 333131
Required Appitude Score : G-60 and M-55 (Changed to G-64 and M-60, effective 1 Jul 04).
Course #: L3AQR3E831 000
Length (Days): 6
Course #: J5ABN3E831 002
Length (Days): 136
Also see: A Day in the Life of EOD in Iraq