Month: October 2012

R3 welcomes John Lenox

John Lenox is joining R3’s Washington, DC region in November after completing 28 years of naval service.  He spent the first ten years of his military career as an enlisted diver and achieved the rank of Chief Petty Officer before gaining a commission through the enlisted commissioning program.  He served in a variety of assignments including salvage and underwater ship husbandry assignments, Instructor duty, EOD ashore and afloat assignments, and a variety of senior level staff positions for the Navy and Department of Defense agencies.  During his first EOD tour he led emergency response operations and conducted underwater post blast analysis following the terrorist attack on the USS COLE in Aden, Yemen.  During subsequent EOD assignments he led unexploded ordnance (UXO) range clearance operations at Naval Air Station Fallon, Nevada and served as operations officer at EODMU EIGHT in Sicily.  He served as a nuclear weapons program manager at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency.  Following this assignment he was deployed to Iraq where he led the Combined Explosives Exploitation Cell (CEXC) for Task Force TROY, responsible for technical and forensic exploitation and post blast analysis of improvised explosive devices.   He then served on the Chief of Naval Operations staff and managed Navy-wide Anti-Terrorism Force Protection Afloat and Expanded Maritime Interception Operations resourcing requirements. His final tour was as the Navy’s representative to the Department of Defense Explosives Safety Board.  Mr. Lenox holds a Bachelor of Science, a Master of Arts in Homeland Security Leadership from the University of Connecticut and a graduate certification in Identity Management from the Naval Post Graduate School.  His qualifications include Master EOD Technician, EOD Officer, Surface Warfare Officer, Mixed Gas Diving Officer, Naval Parachutist and Master Training Specialist.


R3 awarded contract to support Navy Expeditionary Warfare (OPNAV N95)

Washington, DC 01 Oct 2012

R3 Strategic Support Group, Inc., a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a subcontract to provide program and project management support to the newly-realigned Director of Expeditionary Warfare for the Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV N95).  Specifically, R3 will provide direct support to the Navy Expeditionary Combat Branch (OPNAV N957).  OPNAV N957 is the primary office for the development, coordination, and defense of the Navy and Joint Service Explosive Ordnance Disposal (JSEOD) input to the Program Objective Memorandum. Additionally, N95 and N957 are the primary representation for the Navy on Counter-Improvised Explosive Device (C-IED) policy, training and material development. R3 will provide EOD, Expeditionary and Special Operations subject matter expertise in executing strategic planning, program and project management, acquisition, business and financial management, and communications support and services to assist the OPNAV N957 and Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) POM process, Joint Service Small Arms Requirements Integrated Product Team (JSSAR), and analysis of the OPNAV N4 developed Baseline Assessment Memorandum (BAM) for NECC.

CNO, OPNAVFrom R3’s Mark Sanders: “We are pleased to become a part of the OPNAV N957 team and will bring relevancy from our existing contractual support at NAVEODTECHDIV, NECC N7, NECC’s Expeditionary Training Group and NAVSEA PMS 408 (EOD/CREW) to the challenges in defining and preserving a capable expeditionary force through the Navy’s baseline fiscal planning processes.”