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Who We Are

Our command is the Department of Defense (DoD) Energetics Center and serves as the DoD Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Program lead.

We focus on the research, development, test, evaluation and in-service support of energetics and energetic systems as well as works to provide Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, and Airmen worldwide with the information and technological solutions they need to detect/locate, access, identify, render safe, recover/exploit, and dispose of both conventional and unconventional explosive threats.

The U.S. Navy, DoD agencies and all allied nations come to us for energetic systems solutions and EOD expertise — we support the warfighter of today and of tomorrow through discoveries that anticipate the future needs for the next generation.

One of ten divisions of the Naval Sea Systems Command Warfare Center Enterprise, our main site is located at Naval Support Facility Indian Head, a 3,500-acre peninsula along the Potomac River in Southern Maryland. It is a 2,000-person organization with sites in McAlester, OK; Ogden, UT; Picatinny, NJ and a second site in Indian Head, MD. We have the largest U.S. workforce in the DoD dedicated to energetics and EOD, comprising more than 800 scientists and engineers and 50 active duty service members. The business base totals $1.4B.

Command Leadership

Captain Scott H. Kraft, USN
Commanding Officer, Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Division
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Ashley G. Johnson
Technical Director, Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Division
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