To maintain peace, you must be able to handle weapons of war.
The EOD insignia (unofficially known as the “Crab”) is made up of four parts.
The Wreath: Symbolic of the achievements and laurels gained minimizing accident potentials through the ingenuity and devotion to duty of its
members. It is in memory of those EOD officers and men who gave their lives while performing EOD duties.
The Bomb: Copied from the design of the World War II Bomb Disposal Badge, the bomb represents the historic and major objective of the EOD attack, the unexploded bomb. The three fins represent the major areas of nuclear, conventional and chemical/biological interest.
Lightning Bolts: Symbolize the potential destructive power of the bomb and the courage and professionalism of EOD personnel in their endeavors to reduce hazards as well as to render explosive ordnance harmless.
The Shield: Represents the EOD mission - to prevent a detonation and protect the surrounding area and property to the utmost.