Explosive Ordnance Disposal Badge
DESCRIPTION: A silver badge, 1 3/4 inches in height, consisting of shield charged with a conventional, drop bomb, point down, from which radiates four lightning flashes, all in front of and contained within a wreath of laurel leaves. The Senior Explosive Ordnance Disposal Badge is the same as the basic badge except the drop bomb bears a 7/32 inch silver star. The Master Explosive Ordnance Disposal Badge is the same as the Senior except a star, surrounded by a laurel wreath, is added above the shield.
SYMBOLISM: The shield charged with a drop bomb is from the shoulder sleeve insignia approved for the Bomb Disposal School in 1942. The device was subsequently adopted for wear on a brassard to identify bomb disposal personnel. The bomb, with point down, indicates a live bomb and with the shield reflects the functions of ordnance personnel to safely dispose of live ordnance.
AWARD ELIGIBILITY: The specific criteria for award of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Badges is included in AR 600-8-22, all badges require assignment to specific TOE/TDA EOD positions and recommendation by the commander, in addition to the following:
Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Badge: Must have MOS 55D (enlisted) or 91E (officer), complete prescribed instruction and perform satisfactorily for 18 months for the award to become permanent.
Our Regulation Full Size Explosive Ordnance Disposal Badge is an oxidized silver plated metal badge. This is the same badge that is supplied to the U.S. Military and sold in Military Base Exchanges.
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