Month: August 2013

Jeff Trumbore published in National Defense Magazine

NDIA LogoJeff Trumbore’s article, “Combat Experience of Bomb-Disposal Teams Should Be Codified”, was publised in National Defense Magazine. Much of EOD’s success in the complex battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan came from learning on the fly and not from the application of existing doctrine. As the joint force faces complex conflicts in the future, EOD’s challenge is to identify an appropriate way to provide a solid foundation for preserving these skills and to provide commanders with the guidance required to effectively leverage these capabilities. That challenge can be met by writing doctrine. Read the full article here.




R3 welcomes Adam Guziewicz

We are excited to have Adam Guziewicz join the R3 team.  He recently retired from the United States Navy after more than 27 years of service as a Special Operations Officer, Surface Warfare Officer and Master EOD Technician.  He has a diverse background in numerous functional areas including EOD, Mine Countermeasures, Training Management, Fiscal Management, Requirements Development and Homeland Defense.

Adam began his Navy career as a Surface Warfare Officer shortly after graduating from Maine Maritime Academy and receiving a Commission through the Maine Maritime Academy, Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps Scholarship Program.  After successfully performing duties as a Chief Engineer and Operations Officer, he transitioned to the Special Operations Warfare/Explosive Ordnance Disposal community.  He has held leadership positions at many levels including Commanding Officer of both EOD Training and Evaluation Unit ONE and Naval School Explosive Ordnance Disposal.

Adam’s staff tours include Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group ONE as Operations Officer, Commander Third Fleet as EOD/Mine Warfare/Diving & Salvage Officer, Chief of Naval Operations as EOD Requirements Officer and Navy representative to the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO), United States Northern Command as Current Operations Department Head and Command Center Director, and Naval Mine and Anti-Submarine Warfare Command as Deputy Director for MCM Training and Assessment.

Adam received his Bachelor of Science degree from Maine Maritime Academy, Master of Business Administration from National University, and is a graduate of the Tench Francis School of Business, Advanced Management Program.  His experience in integrating EOD, MCM, and Navy Expeditionary operations with the Joint, Combined, and Homeland Defense communities make him a great addition to R3.  We are thrilled to have Adam as a member of the team.

R3 welcomes Robert Hodges

We are excited to welcome Rob Hodges to R3.  He recently retired from the United States Air Force as a Master EOD Technician and Chief Master Sergeant after more than 30 years of service.  Following graduation from EOD School, he served in a variety of operational and staff assignments, notably as the Command EOD Functional Manager at all three USAF combat commands:  United States Air Forces in Europe (USAFE), Pacific Air Forces (PACAF), and Air Combat Command (ACC).   Rob has served in a variety of Joint, Combined, and SOF positions and served throughout the U. S. Central Command region including combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.   His last three deployed assignments include:  Command EOD Functional Manager at HQ Air Force’s Central-Forward, Superintendent J-3/5 and the Air Force Senior Enlisted Advisor to the commander at CJTF Troy (Iraq), and most recently as Chief Enlisted Manager, 966 Operating Location Bravo at CJTF Paladin (Afghanistan).

With his selection as the EOD Career Field Manager, Rob attained the most prominent senior enlisted leadership position for Air Force EOD.  He served in this capacity for over four years providing leadership, guidance and enlisted force management in all facets of operations, training, equipping and employing EOD assets. He was also responsible for guiding service pipeline and expeditionary training requirements for a total force of 1,500 Airmen.  His final assignment was Command EOD Functional Manager for Air Combat Command, responsible for over 360 personnel across 12 locations.   In that role, he guided modernization for the EOD career field and directed initial operational testing of emerging technologies.  He also acted as force provider to Headquarters Air Force J31, representing Air Force capabilities to the joint EOD community and developing sourcing solutions to meet combatant commander requirements.

Rob is a 2011 graduate of the Joint Special Operations Forces Senior Enlisted Academy, MacDill AFB, FL.  He studied USAF Enterprise Management at the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia, leadership at the Gettysburg Leadership Experience, the Center for Creative Leadership, the Chief Master Sergeant Leadership Course and is a 2009 graduate of Keystone, National Defense University, Alexandria, VA.