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TRADOC Capabilities Manager
Explosive Ordnance Disposal


Identifying IEDs: Field training teaches company to think like enemy

Staff Sgt. Michael Lesperance renders safe an improvised rocket launcher Nov. 20 during an Explosive Ordinance Disposal field training exercise on Harmony Church. Photo Credit: Patrick A. Albright

FORT BENNING, Ga., (Nov. 27, 2013) -- The 789th Explosive Ordinance Disposal Company is small in number, but has the immense task of protecting innocent lives from improvised explosive devices. Because of their mission, company leaders said EOD technicians are trained to think like the enemy.

Through a series of field training exercises throughout Fort Benning, the 44-member unit is challenged to think outside of the box and deconstruct the mind and actions of a bomber.

Capt. Ryan Plemmons, company commander, said these technicians are placed in situations similar to an environment in Afghanistan, living in tents and being on call 24 hours a day. […] Read More

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TCM-EOD Mission

Develop, integrate, and synchronize Doctrine, Organization, Training, Materiel, Leadership and Education (DOTML) requirements for US Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) throughout TRADOC; Coordinate Joint, Interagency, Intergovernmental, and Multinational (JIIM) EOD requirements in coordination with the Sustainment Center Of Excellence (SCOE) and DA G3/5/7.

Training Division

Conduct collective, individual and leadership development training task analysis; develop, revise, and review resident courses for 89D and 89E EOD Soldiers based on DOTMLPF changes and lessons learned; develop TSPs, training aids, and simulations; develop training strategies; integrate EOD training within TRADOC and JIIM agencies.

Materiel Systems Division

Identify and document requirements for materiel approaches that resolve or mitigate gaps in capabilities for Army EOD Soldiers and units. Serve as the EOD Soldier’s representative in fielding new materiel solutions that are logistically supportable, sustainable and maintainable.

Capabilities Development and Doctrine Division

Produce warfighting concepts, identify requirements for future EOD operations, participate in warfighting function analysis and assessment, lead participation in the assessment of available or emerging Science and Technology, sponsor warfighting experiments, use experimental insights to determine potential capabilities, document and defend required capabilities, lead or participate in integrated capability developmental teams, as well as to develop and review doctrine.

Operations Section

Provide strategic oversight on EOD DOTMLPF initiatives worked through the various divisions to include quality control for significant actions. Identify and coordinate key synchronization efforts as part of the Chief of Ordnance engagement strategy. Participate in various working groups with all centers of excellence, stakeholders and sister services.



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