Two Dates and a Dash

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  • Oct 12th 2020

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 86: Marine, EOD Expert and Author Tom Gersbeck

Tom Gersbeck served as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technician in the U.S. Marine Corps, retiring in 2001 as a Chief Warrant Officer. He then served seven years with the Federal Air Marshal Service (FAMS) as an explosives security specialist before deploying as an independent contractor. Deployments include two tours in Afghan CEXC facilities and one tour as project manager of Task Force Paladin’s C-IED mobile training teams operating throughout the country. Deployments supporting Department of State as an EOD team lead in Iraq, advising the Tanzanian Peoples Defense Force after the Gongo La Mboto disaster (Feb 2011) and training seminars with Golden West Humanitarian Foundation in Cambodia. Today, Tom is a full-time member of the graduate faculty for Oklahoma State University’s School of Forensic Sciences, Arson-Explosives, Firearms & Toolmarks Investigation (AEFTI) program. He holds a master of forensic sciences (MFS) degree, is an active member of the International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators (IABTI), is a Fellow in the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS), and continues to work in his field. For more information on his book, please visit or email Tom at