The purpose of the Marine Special Operations Forces Explosive Ordnance Disposal Level 1 Course (SOFEOD1) is to train Fleet Marine Force Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technicians in the knowledge and skills required to support the core tasks assigned by United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) to Marine Corps Special Operations Command (MARSOC).

During the ten week SOFEOD1 course the student will receive training in:  Advance Diagnostic Techniques, Assault Support, Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear and Explosives (CBRNE), Foreign Internal defense (FID), IED Electronics, Nonstandard Tools and Equipment, Photography, Sensitive Site Exploitation (SSE), Target Analysis, and Threat Assessment.  All instruction is tailored for the EOD technician to perform as the only EOD technician on the Marine Special Operations Team (MSOT) operating in austere, politically sensitive, or hostile environment.

SOFEOD1 is Conducted once (1) a year with a max class size of twelve (12) students.  The minimum class size is eight (8) students.

Course Prerequisites are as follows:

•Be a U.S. Citizen

•Successfully completion Naval School Explosive Ordnance Disposal.

•Current SOF physical and in a full duty status

•Current Top Secret security clearance

•Have normal color vision

•Meet current Marine Corps Ht/Wt/Body fat standard

•Pass current Marine Corps PFT/CFT standard

•Have no pending legal issues

•Have 2 years remaining on contract

•Have 2 years EOD experience

•Be eligible for PCS/PCA within 12 months


POC can reached at 910-440-1187 or via E-mail