52nd Ordnance Group (EOD)
|52D Ordnance Group (EOD)|
Shoulder Sleeve Insignia
|Active||27 December 1943 – 30 June 1948; 28 January 1952 – 16 May 1955; 2 December 1965 – 20 October 1967; 1 October 1990 – present|
|Branch||United States Army|
|Role||Explosive Ordnance Disposal|
|Part of||20TH Support Command (CBRNE)|
|HQ||Fort Campbell, KY|
|Commander||COL Marue (Mo) R. Quick|
|Command Sergeant Major||CSM Harold E. Dunn|
|Distinctive Unit Insignia|
The 52nd Ordnance Group (EOD) is the command and control headquarters for all U.S. Army explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) companies and battalions 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 that 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 US 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.
- 52nd Ordnance Group (EOD), Fort Campbell
- Constituted 20 December 1943 in the Army of the United States as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 52d Ordnance Group
- Activated 27 December 1943 at Camp Hood, Texas
- Reorganized and redesigned 27 May 1946 as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 52d Ordnance Service Group
- Reorganized and redesigned 20 December 1946 as the 52d Ordnance Composite Group
- Inactivated 30 June 1948 in Austria
- Redesignated 8 January 1952 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 52d Ordnance Group, and allotted to the Regular Army
- Activated 28 January 1952 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina
- Inactivated 16 May 1955 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina
- Activated 2 December 1965 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina
- Inactivated 20 October 1967 in Vietnam
- Redesignated 1 October 1993 as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 52D Ordnance Group (EOD), and activated at Fort Gillem, Georgia
- Reassigned in early 2009 to Fort Campbell, KY with 184 OD BN (EOD)
Campaign participation credit
- Counteroffensive, Phase II
- Counteroffensive, Phase III
- Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army)
- Streamer Embroidered VIETNAM 1966.
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- "TIOH - Beret Flashes and Background Trimmings - 28th Ordnance Company". Tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil. 2011-10-19. Retrieved 2013-07-07.