Indian Head, Md. – Expeditionary Exploitation Unit 1 (EXU-1) personnel are widely regarded as the Navy’s premier mobile explosive ordnance disposal expeditionary and technical exploitation unit. With the reception of the Navy Unit Commendation (NUC) from the Secretary of the Navy, Dec. 15, they can now say they have it in writing.
“I’m incredibly proud of the EXU-1 team and thankful for the recognition that this award provides to the command,” EXU-1 Commanding Officer Edgar Britt said. “We are a small unit and our people work hard in a challenging mission with high tempo and limited resources. For years, our team has provided an outsized contribution to the fleet and joint force and this award is an acknowledgement of that. We gratefully accept and will drive on towards new challenges.”
EXU-1 is an operationally deployable Type II, Echelon V command aligned under Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Division (NSWC IHD). EXU-1 hosts a variety of platoons designed to collect, process, exploit and analyze improvised and conventional explosive ordnance, explosive hazards and other related components on land and sea to provide real-time targeting information and intelligence to explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) forces.
Source: Commander Naval Sea Systems Command
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