R3 is excited to welcome aboard Michael “Pat” McLean. Pat retired from the U.S. Navy in 2013 as the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group TWO Command Master Chief Petty Officer with over 26 years of service. His distinguished Navy career included a variety of worldwide leadership assignments including service as the Command Master Chief (CMC) for CJTF Paladin in Afghanistan, as the CMC for Multi-National Division North EOD forces in Iraq, and as a plank owner of the Navy Expeditionary Combat Command, where he codified training requirements for the entire Navy EOD force.
Pat brings tremendous leadership and management talent to R3 as well as deep expertise in EOD counter-IED operations and military training. His understanding of Navy training systems includes extensive practical experience in conducting formal classroom training, leading high risk training, and a comprehensive understanding of Navy training processes and curriculum development.
Pat is a qualified master EOD technician and master training specialist. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Excelsior University and is a graduate of the Navy Senior Enlisted Academy.