The EOD Crab

The Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Badge is more commonly knows as the “crab”. This is where the EOD Warrior 5k logo is derived from. Each part of the EOD badge has an important meaning:

The 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 EOD Technicians 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 interest.

Lightning Bolts

Symbolize the potential destructive power of the bomb and the courage and professionalism of EOD Technicians in their endeavors to reduce hazards and render explosive ordnance harmless.

The Shield

Represents the EOD mission – to prevent a detonation and protect the surrounding area and property to the utmost.