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    I've seen a couple of different answers to the question of...what happens when you fail the first test on day 5 of Mod A. I've read that if you fail the first test, you are out and no chance of re-entry. I've read that the first fail is a tap, and you get 2 of those.
    Can someone comment please?

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    Welcome to Army Forums.com!

    Since I've never been to EOD School I would only be speculating but I'm sure the wash-out rate is dependent on how badly that skill is needed & how many EODs are in the Army at the time. At least that's how it works at RASP & Ranger School. A lot also depends on how good the Soldier is & if the Instructors want to retain him. At this time we have no 89Ds onsite so all we can do is guess. Just keep in mind that failure is not an option.

    I would have like to have gone to 89D school but I was Airborne Infantry & wanted to remain there. During my Navy days I was in the UDT & after that on a SEAL Team & worked with explosives a lot. I could have gone into EOD training but never had the opportunity unfortunately. I just loved to make things go bang. My icon is me rigging a charge to an old WW II submarine net getting prepared to destroy it since it was a navigation hazard to our own submarines in Key West. Subs didn't operate underwater until they got further out but they could still semi-submerge giving them a lower draft in the water during a storm giving them more stability. .

    I learned to run faster than any EOD working with us on land, lol. Underwater it was not possible but we sure could swim fast.
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    Thank you MSG Glenn, for your reply.
    I'm glad the bar is set high. It will keep everyone safe.

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    You bet it will!
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