Greg Passons retired from the U.S. Navy in 2011 after 28 years of service as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Officer and Master EOD Technician. His qualifications include Master Naval Parachutist, First Class Diver and Master Training Specialist. Mr. Passons’ initial tours of duty included EOD assignments in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia where he participated in joint EOD diving and ordnance disposal operations with foreign nationals. In addition, he deployed to Sarajevo, Bosnia Herzegovina in 1996 to support SEAL Team mission requirements.
Mr. Passons served 10 years supporting the Joint Special Operations Community as EOD Officer in Charge (OIC), EOD Operations Officer and EOD Executive Officer of Naval Special Warfare Development Group’s (NSWDG) EOD Squadron. He managed over $60M in support of Special Operations Community initiatives that included the research and combat tactical integration of C-Improvised Explosive Devices (C-IED); Electronic Countermeasures (ECM); Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) response and WMD Counter Proliferation (CP). In addition, he participated and provided critical insight in the planning and execution of numerous interagency WMD CONUS/OCONUS contingency operations and federal emergency deployment exercises in support of Presidential Decision Directives (PDDs).
Mr. Passons completed six combat tours in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) while assigned to a Joint Special Operations Task Force. His combat assignments include three tours as EOD Assault Element OIC; Assault Element Operations Officer in support of a Presidential Directed Security Detail; Interagency Liaison Officer and Interagency Intelligence Fusion Cell Director. Mr. Passons’ personal awards include the Bronze Star with “V”, three Defense Meritorious Service Medals, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Commendation Medal and two Combat Action Ribbons.