UXO Training and age

by Frank Felix
(Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)

A lot of great info here. I too am from Canada, 30 year Veteran of the Royal Canadian Air Force. It is time to start looking for a new career.

After being deployed to Iraq in 93 and watching the EOD guy's blow up chemical munitions I knew I wanted to do this some day.

My question. I am 57 years old, 30 year veteran, Nuclear Biological Chemical weapons background, (I believe in the States it is ABC). If I were to attend the UXO Tech 1 course would anyone hire a 57 year old Tech1?

As well does your training institution have a job placement for successful candidates? Thank you.

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UXO Training - Age Considerations
by: Steve Cassidy

Great question and great background/work history.

I had a very good friend of mine attend TEEX UXO training when he was 58!

Jim continued to work the grid for several years and attained his UXO Tech II status.

Age considerations as it applies to UXO training is like real estate. It's local. What I'm saying is that everyone is different physically. As a Veteran of 30 years, your ability to complete a task regardless of physical and/or emotional difficulty surpasses most in the work force.

My friend Jim came from White Collar Corporate with no military experience and did very well.

Job placement is another issue completely. Last I looked, no university is offering job placement even after spending $120,000 on tuition, books and housing.

I believe it does matter where you attend UXO school. Being a 30 year Veteran of the military is an added bonus based on the needs of those hiring for positions.

In closing, I'd say go for it.

Hope this helps.

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