Month: November 2023

R3 sponsors Navy Special Operations Memorial and Wellness Area project

     NSO Memorial Conceptual Design

R3 teammates recently united at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek, adjacent to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group (EODGRU) TWO, to stand in solidarity with the Navy Special Operations Foundation (NSOF) in support of the NSO Memorial and Wellness Area project.  Chris Merwin, R3 Director of Operations and Security, presented a $15,000 check to Suzanna Fisher, NSOF Executive Director, to help expedite the project’s completion. Pictured in the above photo are (L to R): Steve Carlson, Chris Merwin, Jeff Walker, Ron Orr, Craig Smith, Suzanna Fisher, Adam Fleck, Mike Jordan, and Patrick Flanigan.

Situated upon a circular labyrinth, the NSO Memorial area holds profound significance in paying tribute to the fallen NSO heroes. R3’s contribution will play a crucial role in advancing the construction of this project, designed not only to honor our heroes but also to promote healing and wellness among those still with us.

To be a part of this meaningful initiative and honor the legacy of our heroes, please visit The NSO Memorial Project. Your support will make a lasting impact on the NSO community.

R3 receives 2023 HIRE Vets Medallion Award from U.S. Department of Labor

U.S. Acting Secretary of Labor Julie A. Su recognized R3 as one of the 859 recipients of the 2023 HIRE Vets Medallion Award during a virtual award ceremony presented by U.S. Department of Labor. R3 earned the platinum award after applying earlier this year. The Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act (HIRE Vets Act) Medallion Program is the only federal award program that recognizes employers who successfully recruit, hire, and retain veterans.

R3 joins 858 other companies from 49 states, plus the District of Columbia, who have shown a commitment to hiring veterans, but also ensuring that they have a long-term career and growth plan that uses the diverse skills they acquired through their military service.

Recipients of the 2023 HIRE Vets Medallion Award meet rigorous employment and veteran integration assistance criteria, including veteran hiring and retention percentages; availability of veteran-specific resources; leadership programming for veterans; dedicated human resource efforts; pay compensation and tuition assistance programs for veterans. More than 1,600 employers have earned a HIRE Vets Medallion Award since 2018.

About R3:

R3 is an agile, Employee-Owned, Service–Disabled Veteran–Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) that provides innovative strategic solutions across a broad spectrum of government and commercial domains. We rapidly identify Requirements, capture Resources, and maximize Readiness to accelerate our client’s success. Visit to learn more about our organization and some of the opportunities we enable in support of our nation’s veterans.

About the HIRE Vets Medallion Program: 

The HIRE Vets Medallion Award is earned by businesses that demonstrate unparalleled commitment to attracting, hiring, and retaining veterans. The 2023 HIRE Vets Medallion Award application period will open to employers on Jan. 31, 2024. For more information about the program and the application process, visit