Coordinating Professor: Dr Christopher Elg
Module 3 Case SLP/ Dangerous Jobs
The organization that I am studying and proud to be associated with is the United States Army. Most of the jobs in the Army are dangerous in there on way. The one particular job or Military Occupation Specialty (MOS) comes to mind the Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal solider 89D (MOS). The Explosive Ordnance soldiers are the Army’s finest tactical and technical explosive experts. These soldiers are warriors who are properly trained, equipped, and integrated to attack, defeat, and make use of unexploded ordnance (UXO) bombs, improvised explosive devices (IED) bombs that had a specific use that have been modified to cause death or dismemberment, chemical, biological, and nuclear ordnance and weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD). Explosive Ordnance soldiers are the culmination of the best tactical and technically trained the Army and civilian and academia can provide. The soldiers of the explosive ordnance corps know the risks and the dangers of their job, one may think that these soldiers are adrenalin junkies or risk takers. These soldiers are thorough about their work and don’t take unnecessary risks. I feel as if the risk is accepted because the soldiers and leaders know the dangers of their mission. All of the mission these guy’s and girls are put on are dangerous, everyone from the top to the bottom is informed of the dangers and risk of the mission. Regardless of the threat the explosive ordnance soldiers always try and mitigate the risks, they use high tech equipment like robots and mechanical arms to view and disarm explosives. Sometimes when this special equipment can’t take care of the job they have to take a walk to the danger area and do their job of disarming the explosive. Only the soldiers of the explosive ordnance teams know how it feels to take that long and lonely walk down to take care of that (IED) improvised explosive device...
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