DIRECT/ADVISE ON SEARCH OPERATIONS FOR
IMPROVISED EXPLOSIVE DEVICES (IED)
In this lesson you will learn how to direct/advise on search operations for Improvised Explosive Devices
(IED). There are 5 enabling objectives in this lesson. You must know how to do all 5 of these
PREPARE TO SEARCH
KNOW SEARCH TECHNIQUES
KNOW HOW TO SEARCH AN AUTOMOBILE
KNOW WHAT TO DO WHEN A BOMB IS FOUND
The guidance for EOD in this area changes very quickly. We will discuss the very general guidance
concerning these areas. Your control detachments and/or FORSCOM EOD section will apply this
guidance to specific situations.
Currently, EOD units will not search a target area for an IED. EOD units are too small and do not have
the resources available to conduct the search. Normally EOD units will put a team on standby when
notified of a bomb threat. See AR 75-15 and FORSCOM Suppl 1 to AR 75-15.