Marine Corps explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) staff sergeant, a Mongolian captain, a Ukrainian major, and an Australian major to constitute the MEOICC. Throughout Operation Iraqi Freedom, the MEOICC provided a common operational picture (COP) and situational awareness of all known explosive hazards to enhance force protection and the operations of coalition forces.
The MEOICC also included an Explosive Hazard Awareness Team (EHAT), which evolved over the deployment.
Throughout the deployment, the MEOICC communicated with CJTF-7 entities such as the C3 Center for Army Lessons Learned, the C3 Training Cell, the IED task force, and the Topographic Cell and provided an electronics specialist to support the Combined Explosives Exploitation Cell (CEXC).
From deployment into theater until February 2004, the MEOICC played a pivotal role in the distribution of the Interim Vehicle-Mounted Mine Detection (IVMMD) System and the Buffalo mine-protected clearance vehicle.
The MEOICC provided two liaison officers to communicate with the NMAA.
The fielding requirement called for the theater engineer cell to employ the TMFDB to develop the hazard database foundation for the Mine and Explosive Ordnance Information Coordination Center (MEOICC
) and to provide immediate explosive hazard situational awareness to all forces.