EODTEU 1 Gets New Commander

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Explosive Ordnance Disposal Training and Evaluation Unit (EODTEU) 1 held a change of command ceremony at Point Loma, California, March 6.

During the ceremony, Cmdr. Kevin P. Childre relieved Cmdr. Eric C. Correll as commanding officer of EODTEU 1.

Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group (EODGRU) 1 Commander, Capt. Christopher A. Merwin served as the guest speaker for the ceremony.

Correll, who was commissioned through the Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps, is a 1994 graduate of Duke University. His next assignment will be at the Naval Sea Systems Command, in Washington.

Childre enlisted in the Navy in Aug. 1983 and received his commissioned in 1999 through the Limited Duty Officer program.

EODTEU 1 provides rigorous, relevant and realistic training to EOD and mobile diving and salvage forces to prepare them to execute their required operational capabilities in all projected operational environments.

U.S. Navy EOD is the world’s premier combat force for countering explosive hazards and conducting expeditionary diving and salvage.

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