Location: Virginia, US
The US Army have 850 EOD personnel and various other personnel throughout other Army HQs and entities.
G-38 is the Army focal point for C-IED/EOD, weapons technical exploitation for current/emergent threats supporting the DOD Asymmetric Threat Defeat capability.
The roles of these personnel range from active engagement on the ground to training and research
Their main roles include providing advice in regard to the Army C-IED and EOD strategy to ensure prioritisation of C-IED efforts across the force and synchronization of C-IED programs with DoD, the Joint Staff, the Services and external agencies.
They participate in meetings, conferences and events in regard to C-IED to share information and expertise nationally and internationally to counter the threat posed by IEDs.
As part of their work, they provide training to military personnel as well as other bomb squad personnel such as in police and security forces.
They also partner with other organisations to ensure victim assistance is provided.
This profile is part of AOAV’s investigation into counter-IED (C-IED) actors around the globe. To see the list of all C-IED actors recorded by AOAV, see here. To see those engaged in the Middle East, the Sahel, North Africa or other highly impacted countries please see here, here, here, and here respectively. This research was made possible by funding from the NATO Counter Improvised Explosive Devices Centre of Excellence (C-IED COE). To read the full report, ‘Addressing the threat posed by IEDs: National, Regional and Global Initiatives’, see here.
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