Augmenting the AOR: EOD Airman provides critical skillset to Army forensics team


This story is part of the JET/IA “Augmenting the AOR” series, covering the unique missions and skill sets Airmen provide to coalition and sister-service mission partners throughout the deployed area of responsibility.

Visiting the Central Command Forensic Exploitation Laboratory, located at Camp Arifjan, is an experience similar to watching a television show like ‘CSI’ or ‘NCIS,’ at least in appearance. From particle separators to a ballistics lab, the location seems to have everything a team would need to crack the case, solve the crime and ride off into the sunset.

However, according to Master Sgt. Michael Breive, Forensic Exploitation Laboratory – CENTCOM noncommissioned officer in charge, television shows are not even close to capturing the uniqueness of their mission, the team dynamic, or how much work there is to accomplish.

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Source: U.S. Air Force