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Ammo-74 Explosives Safety Officer Orientation Course (4E-F48/645-F32 (MC))

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You will receive your Individualized Student Assessment Plan (ISAP) information upon arrival to this class.

Description: This course provides training for individuals assigned Explosives Safety Officers (ESO) duties training in the technical and managerial aspects of Naval explosives safety programs. Emphasis is on ESO responsibilities listed in NAVSEA OP 5, Volume 1 and Marine Corps Order 8020.10. This course provides foundational training in Command Administration and Management, Qualification and Certification, Standing Operating Procedures (SOPs), Ammunition Storage/Magazine, Operating Buildings and Production Lines, Lightning Protection/Grounding, Environmental Compliance, Arms Ammunitions and Explosives (AA&E) Physical Security, Ranges and Explosives Ordnance Disposal (EOD), Motor Vehicle Transportation, Railroad Transportation, Piers and Wharves/Barges, Airfield Operations, Ammunition/Explosives Associated Equipment, Inventory Management, and general safety concepts. The material presented in this course will expand the Explosives Safety Officer's knowledge base by exposing the student to process, procedures, and Explosives Safety Programs.

This course is not designed to fully qualify an individual as an ESO.

Length: 1 Week, 2.5 Days

Audience: Personnel assigned to their facility as an Explosives Safety Officer (ESO) or alternate. Identification of personnel for whom this course is either mandatory or recommended is given in Appendix D of NAVSEA OP 5, Volume 1 and Marine Corps Order 8020.10. NOTE: Proponent has determined this course is not releasable to International Military Students.

Prerequisites: Familiarization with NAVSEA OP 5, Marine Corps Order 8020.10 and successful completion of Ammo-49-DL, Naval Explosives Safety Managers/Supervisors Orientation. Completion of Ammo-29, Electrical Explosives Safety for Naval Facilities, Ammo-36, Explosives Safety for Naval Facility Planning, and Ammo-51, Naval Motor Vehicle and Railcar Inspection, -- instructor-led training is recommended. First-time certification for Ammo-29, Ammo-36, and Ammo-51 will only be given for instructor-led courses. Personnel newly appointed as Explosives Safety Officers who are unable to complete recommended courses prior to attending this course should contact the Naval Ordnance Safety and Security Activity (NOSSA) at DSN 956-8036/8813 or Commercial (918) 420-8036/8813 or Marine Corps System Command at DSN 378-3145 or Commercial (703) 432-3145.

Security Clearance: None required.

Navy Course Identification Number (CIN): A-4E-3009

Course Data Processing Code (CDP): 02RS

Course Topics:

  1. Explosives Safety Officer Orientation
  2. Command Administration Management
  3. Qualification and Certification
  4. Standard Operating Procedures
  5. Ammunition Storage and Magazines
  6. Operating Buildings and Production Lines
  7. Lightning Protection, Grounding, and Electrical Hazard Classification
  8. Munitions Rule
  9. Arms, Ammunition and Explosives, Physical Security Program
  10. Ranges and Explosives Ordnance Disposal (EOD)
  11. Motor Vehicle Transportation
  12. Railroad Transportation
  13. Piers, Wharves and Barges
  14. Airfield Explosives Operations
  15. Ammunition and Explosives Associated Equipment
  16. Inventory Management
  17. Magazine and Magazine Area Inspection



Availability: If you are affiliated with the Navy or the Marine Corps, request quotas via the Navy Training page of this website. For all other students, admission to a course is by nomination from the prospective student's command. If the nominating command has access to ATRRS, the submission must be made via ATRRS.

The IACET Standard: DAC has been approved by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) as an Authorized Provider of Continuing Education Units (CEUs).  In obtaining this accreditation, the Defense Ammunition Center has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. The DAC awards 4.9 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) on the course certificate for successful completion of this course.

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