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52nd Ordnance Group (EOD)

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Country  United States
Type  Support
Branch  United States Army
52nd Ordnance Group (EOD)
Active  27 December 1943 – 30 June 1948 28 January 1952 – 16 May 1955 2 December 1965 – 20 October 1967 1 October 1990 – present
Role  Explosive Ordnance Disposal
Part of  20TH Support Command (CBRNE)

The 52nd Ordnance Group (EOD) is the command and control headquarters for all U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Battalions and Companies located east of the Mississippi River in the Continental United States (CONUS). Subordinate units maintain EOD Response Teams, which evaluate, render safe, and remove conventional, chemical/biological, or nuclear ordnance, or improvised explosive devices (IEDs) which pose an immediate threat to public safety. While subordinate units are trained and equipped for combat operations, they may also support a variety of peacetime missions, to include range surface clearance operations of active U.S. Army installations, EOD and UXO operations in support of civilian law enforcement agencies, and support to the U.S. Secret Service for protection of VIPs.



On order, 52nd Ordnance Group (EOD) deploys and conducts operations ISO Combatant Commanders or other government agencies to counter CBRNE and WMD threats.

Subordinate units

  • 52d Ordnance Group (EOD), Fort Campbell
  • 63d Ordnance Battalion (EOD), Fort Drum
  • 184th Ordnance Battalion (EOD), Fort Campbell
  • 192d Ordnance Battalion (EOD), Fort Bragg
  • 28th Ordnance Company (EOD)(ABN), Fort Bragg
  • Lineage

    1. Constituted 20 December 1943 in the Army of the United States as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 52d Ordnance Group
    2. Activated 27 December 1943 at Camp Hood, Texas
    3. Reorganized and redesigned 27 May 1946 as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 52d Ordnance Service Group
    4. Reorganized and redesigned 20 December 1946 as the 52d Ordnance Composite Group
    5. Inactivated 30 June 1948 in Austria
    6. Redesignated 8 January 1952 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 52d Ordnance Group, and allotted to the Regular Army
    7. Activated 28 January 1952 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina
    8. Inactivated 16 May 1955 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina
    9. Activated 2 December 1965 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina
    10. Inactivated 20 October 1967 in Vietnam
    11. Redesignated 1 October 1993 as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 52D Ordnance Group (EOD), and activated at Fort Gillem, Georgia
    12. Reassigned in early 2009 to Fort Campbell, KY with 184 OD BN (EOD)

    Campaign participation credit

  • World War II:
  • Normandy Northern France Rhineland Ardennes-Alsace Central Europe
  • Vietnam
  • Counteroffensive Counteroffensive, Phase II Counteroffensive, Phase III


    1. Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army)
    2. Streamer Embroidered VIETNAM 1966.


    52nd Ordnance Group (EOD) Wikipedia

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