What is the process for becoming an active duty EOD in the Army, if i have 3 years of college left?

I have a 2-year degree as a CNC Machinist, and have gotten sick of the dull 6-6 workday in the factory, so i'm currently going to college again to get a 4-year degree as a Manufacturing Engineer. With financial trouble in getting my college paid for, i'm wondering if i started signing up to go into the army as an Explosive Ordinance Disposal tech, if i would have to take a semester off to do my basic training now, and then finish college before being deployed, or just how that would work. Would they do boot camp over the summer maybe? I have many years of experience with explosives thanks to my participation in the Pyrotechnics Guild International, so i've had plenty of hands-on experience under licensed individuals. I'm fit and healthy, so do you think the Army would be interested in somebody like me to do that job right off the bat or would i have to work my way up to it over several years? The main Q is can i sign up now, get the help, and keep going to college, and then start?

Asked By: Spanky Monkey - 10/6/2007
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Being that you have some college already, I would talk to a recruiter about their officer program... More
Answered By: Lorien C - 10/6/2007
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No. Goes as such stop college, go to BCT then AIT where you learn your trade then go to your permanent duty assignment. You can do online courses or go to a college while your in ;) or you can go reserves but you won't get EOD as EOD is an active duty element. But you could go reserve as some other MOS and get that... More
Answered By: Matt D - 10/6/2007
go to and ask.. Good luck to you..
Answered By: tiny b - 10/6/2007
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