The EOD Badge (a.k.a Crab)

MINI-EOD-BADGEThe Wreath
Symbolic of the achievements and laurels gained minimizing accident potentials through the ingenuity and devotion to duty of its members. It is in memory of those EOD officers and men who gave their lives while performing EOD duties.

The Bomb
Copied from the design of the World War II Bomb Disposal Badge, the bomb represents the historic and major objective of the EOD attack, the unexploded bomb. The three fins represent the major areas of nuclear, conventional and chemical/biological hazards.

Lightning Bolts
Symbolize the potential destructive power of the bomb and the courage and professionalism of EOD personnel in their endeavors to reduce hazards as well as to render explosive ordnance harmless.

The Shield
Represents the EOD mission – to prevent a detonation in order to protect personnel, the surrounding area and property to the utmost.

The Star

A star in the middle of the bomb represents a Technician who has attained Senior EOD competency.

The star within the miniature wreath at the top of the badge represent an EOD Technician who has attained Master EOD competency.