Special Operations (EOD/UMCM/ODS/EOM)

Training Pipeline After Commission: 

Following commission and completion of Officer Candidate School (8 weeks), candidates attend a 3-week EOD Prep Course in Great Lakes, IL, and then move to 9 weeks of diver training at the Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center (NDSTC) in Panama City, Florida.

After successfully completing diver training, candidates attend 42 weeks of EOD training at Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal School at Eglin Air Force Base in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. They then attend basic parachute training (3 weeks) and EOD Tactical Training (3 weeks).

Special Pay/Bonuses: 

SPECOPS officers who are qualified divers, demolition experts and parachutists and assigned to SPECOPS are eligible to receive dive pay in amounts of approx. $550.00.

Active Duty Obligation: 
2 yrs Active after EOD School graduation or until completion of previously acquired minimum obligated service, whichever is longer.
Service Obligation: 
Total of 8 yrs Active & Inactive.
Age Requirement: 
You must be at least 19 and less than 29 at the time of commission.
Education Requirements: 
BA/BS in any major - technical degrees preferred. Minimum GPA of 2.0
Medical Requirements: 
Vision must be correctable to 20/20
Color vision required
PRK and LASIK only eye surgeries waiverable.
Special Requirements: 
You must be eligible for a Secret security clearance.