The Civil Engineer School

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Course Description

COURSE:  WMGT 433 Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Flight Leadership Course

OBJECTIVE:  For each student to understand the functional responsibilities of the EOD Flight Commander/Chief, to comprehend the roles and interactions of the sections within the EOD Flight, CE squadron, AFIMSC, MAJCOM and HAF; and the importance of EOD’s relationships with Wing agencies, joint forces, civil authorities, and other organizations. Each student will apply leadership skills and team principles to realistic scenarios.

DESCRIPTION:  The course addresses strategic, operational, and tactical level flight leadership topics and provides EOD leadership perspectives. Strategic-level topics include EOD core mission area and linkage to national, military, and joint strategy; mobility management; and joint EOD operations. Operational-level topics include AFIMSC roles and responsibilities, manpower, budgeting and funding, joint equipment acquisition requirements development and process, AF EOD RDT&E efforts, equipment management, Total Force Integration, Combatant Command theater updates, nuclear enterprise, inspections, and training. Tactical-level topics include flight management, flight programs, Special Agent Bomb Technician and FBI support, EOD Incident Management System (EOD-IMS), Munitions, Medical Board process, EOD Facility issues, and VIPPSA support. Leadership perspectives are provided for officer development and from various levels to include HQ AF Civil Engineer level, the EOD Career Field Manager, and a Base Civil Engineer.

PRIMARY AUDIENCE:  EOD flight commanders and EOD SNCOs.

SECONDARY AUDIENCE:  EOD Section Leads, MAJCOM EOD and other equivalent positions, including special duty, joint and inter-service positions

GRADE:   Commissioned AFSC 32E Officers in the grades of O2-O4; 3E8 Non-commissioned Officers in the grades of E6-E8

PREREQUISITES:  Students must be able to complete upper level undergraduate course work. Students must be a graduate of Naval School Explosive Ordnance Disposal. Enlisted personnel must possess 7-skill level or higher.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  Students must have SECRET clearance

DELIVERY METHOD:  FY21 August class will be in resident.

Course Enrollment Closes for all AFIT CE offerings 14 days prior to Course Start Date!

Starting 1 January 2020, non-Air Force students may be charged tuition. For more information, please contact our course managers by clicking the Contact Us button.

COURSE CREDIT:  3 CEUs in compliance with IACET standards


QUESTIONS? Send us an e-mail by clicking the Contact Us button.

HOW TO APPLY:  Select a date from the list below by clicking the button. (Note: Some courses are offered only once annually). Then click the Apply button.

24-Jan-2022 to 28-Jan-2022 / WPAFB Resident
18-Jul-2022 to 22-Jul-2022 / WPAFB Resident


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