EOD stands for Explosive Ordnance Disposal. EOD is a joint service military occupational skill, which means that EOD Technicians serve within the Army, Marines, Navy and Air Force. The program is strictly manned by volunteer candidates. Personnel that choose this field are specially trained at the EOD School located at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. On average, there are over 7,000 brave men and women serving as EOD Technicians within the four services. The Technicians are responsible for disarming, rendering safe and disposing of a variety or unexploded military ordnance and terrorist devices, normally called Improvised Explosive Devices or IEDs. IEDs on today's battlefields are responsible for the majority of fatalities and severe injuries to our troops.