Global Operations

Program Manager 256-895-1709

Huntsville Center
Published Oct. 7, 2015
Updated: Sept. 14, 2022

The Global Operations (OEG) Division within the Ordnance and Explosives Directorate provides global support for ordnance, munitions and explosives of concern (MEC) and active range clearance. OEG also provides environmental support services and low voltage electrical safety and repair for all DoD services, Combatant Commands, Component Commands and any other U.S. agencies in support of contingency operations, steady state operations and foreign military sales to provide innovative, effective engineering solutions to unique, complex and high-risk missions. Small teams of program and technical specialists are forward deployed to establish an in-country presence and to provide project oversight and are supported in the rear by a full cadre of engineers and contracting personnel.

Ongoing Projects

Task Force SAFE (Safety Actions Fire and Electrical) Central Command (CENTCOM) Electrical and Fire Safety. Teams operating in Kuwait, Jordan and Iraq have identified and mitigated Urgent Life Health and Safety and Priority deficiencies to ensure the safety of U.S. personnel.

Recent Projects

Ordnance Characterization in Guam
— Supporting MDA Facilities engineers on their MEC site characterization and MEC clearance requirements in Guam. OEG completed the MEC reconnaissance of multiple MDA sites in Guam on August 4, 2022. HNC personnel are analyzing data and will prepare reports. MDA intends to conduct ordnance clearance in FY23 if required. 

Operation Task Force Power, Afghanistan and CENTCOM AOR – Performing low-voltage electrical inspections (600 volts and below) and fire assessment and training requirements of all U.S. Forces-occupied facilities within the CENTCOM AOR specifically Jordan, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Qatar.

Environmental Footprint Reduction (EFR) Afghanistan – Providing environmental footprint reduction operations and supporting activities throughout Afghanistan is a result of the drawdown of military operations in Afghanistan. Due to the drawdown of military operations in Afghanistan, many camps and bases throughout Afghanistan are being returned in whole or part to their original environmental condition.

Environmental Response Teams (ERT) Afghanistan – Providing environmental response and hazardous material disposition at numerous bases and facilities located throughout Afghanistan.

MSAB Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) Clearance in Azraq, Jordan. Supported Command – Providing munitions response services consisting of Munitions and Explosives of Concern (MEC) and Material Potentially Presenting an Explosive Hazard (MPPEH) clearances. This includes munitions debris and range-related debris from specified areas for the Muwaffaq Sulti Air Base (MSAB) Az Raq, Jordan, in advance of future MILCON construction activities at the air base that began March 2018. Work is in support of USACE Middle District MILCON construction effort for U.S. Air Force Central and U.S. Air Force Civil Engineering Center.

Download the Global Operations fact sheet PDF here.

(as of September 2022)