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.