Month: March 2023

R3 Sponsors Mt. Soledad’s 2nd Annual Women’s History Brunch

R3 is proud to be a corporate sponsor of the Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial 2nd Annual Women’s History Brunch honoring women in military service. The event will be held at the Mount Soledad National Veterans Memorial on March 23, 2023. The Guest of Honor for the 2nd Annual Women’s History Brunch is WWII Marine Corps Veteran Randy Tidmore. She will be presented a Veteran Honor Plaque and celebrate her 101st Birthday!

At last year’s inaugural event, Memorial Association program manager Jennifer Givens, a Navy veteran and the granddaughter of a World War II and Korean War veteran.

“Women have served in every major war in American history. In the Revolutionary War, you had women that dressed as men to serve, you had women that served as nurses, women that followed their husbands into combat and picked up arms when need be. So before women could vote or have any rights as citizens, they served this nation. We have always served, whether we had the right to or not.”

Today, she said, “women are advancing and able to fill almost every role in the military. … Women are just as important as their male counterparts.”

About Mt. Soledad National Veterans MemorialMt. Soledad Veterans Memorial, A United States National Memorial is not federally funded and is maintained by Mt Soledad Memorial Association Inc. which is supported solely thru Memberships, Donations, and Plaque sales.

R3 welcomes Bob Baughman

We are excited to have Bob Baughman join the R3 team.  Bob recently retired from the United States Navy after 32 years of service as a Special Operations Officer and Master EOD Technician.  He has a diverse background in numerous functional areas including EOD, Mine Countermeasures and Mining, Diving and Salvage, Warfare Requirements, and Doctrine Development.  Bob began his Navy career in 1990 after graduating from the University of Maryland in College Park and obtaining a Commission through Officers Candidate School in Newport Rhode Island.

Bob has spent the majority of his tours in operational billets and has held leadership positions at every level to include Commanding Officer of EOD Mobile Unit FIVE, EOD Group ONE, and Task Force 75; Deputy Commander of NSW Group ONE and Deputy Commander of Combined Joint Task Force Troy in Iraq.  He has also completed numerous staff tours including Commander THIRD Fleet, Commander FIFTH Fleet, Naval Mine and Anti-Submarine Warfare Command, and Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center.

Bob was also the first EOD recipient of the Vice Admiral James Bond Stockdale Award for Inspirational Leadership and will be supporting the Navy EOD Leadership Continuum program as a co-facilitator.  Additionally, he will also provide the Navy EOD Group ONE Requirements department with a range of JCIDS support to help validate joint and expeditionary warfighting requirements.