The National Explosive Ordnance Disposal Association is the fraternal organization of active, retired, and former United States Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force personnel who have graduated from the Naval School Explosive Ordnance Disposal, formerly at Indian Head, Maryland, and now at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida or Public Safety Bomb Technicians graduated from the FBI Hazardous Devices School in Huntsville, Alabama.
The NATEODA promotes lifelong friendships among these unique individuals, preserves the EOD history since its beginning in 1941, and remembers and celebrates those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
The red bomb in the center of the NATEODA badge emblem honors the original British EOD technicians and the U.S. Army’s first distinctive insignia for bomb disposal personnel in 1942.
A unique contribution of the Association to the lives of EOD men and women is our assistance with service physical disability boards and corrections petitions. We also help obtain military and Department of Veterans Affairs medical benefits and compensation for the many injuries suffered performing the hazardous EOD mission. We have restored and increased VA disability compensation for many members of the EOD family. For more information visit our Military/VA Benefits page.
We invite all current and former EOD technicians and their families to Join Us. Foreign EOD technicians, and friends and supporters may join us with an associate membership.
Our annual convention reconnects everyone with friends you have not seen for a year, or many years. Visit our Convention page for more information.
The Association was established on August 10, 1988 and is a tax-exempt Maryland organization under Section 501 (c) (3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.