G-3 Explosive Ordnance Disposal
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The EOD mission is to provide a capability to neutralize the hazards associated with explosive ordnance that are beyond the normal capabilities of other specialties, and present a threat to operations, installations, personnel, and material. Their mission includes the support of tenant commands, and in the interest of public safety, to provide EOD assistance to Federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies.

The Badge

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THE WREATH Symbolic of the achievements and laurels gained in minimizing accident potentials, through the ingenuity and devotion to duty of its members. It is in memory of those EOD officers and military personnel who gave their lives while performing EOD duties.

THE BOMB Copied from the design of the World War II Bomb Disposal Badge, the bomb represents the historic and major objective of the EOD attack, the unexploded bomb. The three fins represent the major areas of nuclear, conventional, and chemical /biological interest.

LIGHTNING BOLTS Symbolizes the potential power of the bomb and the courage and professionalism of EOD personnel in their endeavors to reduce hazards as well as to render explosive ordnance harmless.

THE SHIELD Represents the EOD mission-prevent a detonation and protect the surrounding area and property to the utmost.


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Bldg 27046
Quantico,VA 22134

(703) 784-5314
Marine Corps Base Quantico