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R3 secures MESF professional training and readiness support contract

EOD, HSTL, Expeditionary, Navy, C-IEDR3, a leading provider of specialized training solutions, was recently awarded a prestigious $5.4 million contract to deliver professional training and readiness support for the Maritime Expeditionary Security Force (MESF). A geographically dispersed team of experts from diverse warfighting backgrounds will provide seasoned support to Maritime Expeditionary Security Group ONE and TWO and their respective Training and Evaluation Units for the next three years.

The R3 team will develop and deliver a variety of policy, process, and procedure documents the MESF will use to generate and sustain readiness for major combat operations.

Edan Antoine, R3’s Program Manager at R3, expressed his enthusiasm for this significant achievement, stating, “We are proud of the significant accomplishments the R3 team has made for the MESF. The project team has partnered with numerous bi-coastal working groups over the years to lead and solution complex and challenging initiatives focused on training and readiness. The team is energized to keep the momentum going for the next three as the MESF goes through dynamic Force Design changes within the active duty and reserve component units of action. R3 has been proud of the high level of engagements we have had with the MESF leadership and staff and is excited to continue our support for the next three years.”

R3’s continuous support to the MESF for the past seven years, during dynamic organizational changes from the Coastal Riverine Force to the MESF, solidified the award of this professional support services contract.

R3 awarded Underwater Construction Team ONE support contract

R3 was recently awarded a $938K, five-year, East Coast, Underwater Construction Team ONE (UCT-1), Table of Allowance (TOA) support contract.  R3 will provide support to the Readiness Officer in the management of UCT-1 TOA, providing Expeditionary Warfare Center-managed program support across all UCT mission areas, accounting, documentation, data entry, movement, receipt, and issue of equipment and material as well as providing SME, coordination of material efforts, and related technical services.  The work is accomplished at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek in Virginia Beach at UCT-1 and its subordinate commands and includes travel to various operating location deployment sites in the continental United States, Europe, and Spain.

For the past five years, R3’s Logistics TOA management and Technical Support staff have built a reputation of efficiency, thoroughness, and willingness to go the extra mile to enable UCT-1 global operations and high-intensity training.  Ben Lagueux, R3’s premier UCT-1, TOA Manager, said “The proposal caught us midstream of a major CASREP effort across three countries, Norfolk VA, and Gulfport Mississippi, and quickly became the antidote for what we do” “I am proud to continue support for the UCT community. We look forward to the challenges the new contract brings.  Finally, we are appreciative of our entire team of quality employees who make these selections possible and who have a long history of success supporting UCTs.”

R3 welcomes Dean Muriano

We are thrilled to welcome Dean Muriano to the R3 team. Dean recently retired from the United States Navy after more than 31 years of service as a Special Operations Officer and Master EOD Technician. He has extensive experience leading complex and diverse organizations in high-stress environments, managing considerable financial accounts, and developing senior executives. Dean has a diverse background in numerous functional areas including EOD, Mine Countermeasures, Diving and Salvage, Operational Planning, Navy personnel supply chain management, doctrine and policy development, and training delivery.  


Dean spent the majority of his tours in operational billets and held leadership and command at all levels within DoD to include Commodore EOD Group ONE – commanding all Pacific Fleet U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) & Deep-Sea Diving Forces, Commanding Officer Center for EOD and Diving – responsible for all Navy EOD and Diving Training and managing the Supply Chain for the EOD and ND ratings, Commanding Officer NAVSCOLEOD and Director of Training for Joint Service EOD training, Deputy Commander of Combined-Joint Task Force PALADIN at Bagram Afghanistan, Commanding Officer EOD Mobile Unit SIX – deploying as Commander Combined-Joint Task Force PALADIN SOUTHWEST. He has also served on several high-level staffs, including as the Director of Maritime Operations at Navy Expeditionary Combat Command, as a Navy Legislative Fellow serving on Capitol Hill as part of a U.S. Senator’s staff, and as the Deputy Director of Strategy and Plans at COMUSNAVCENT/US Fifth Fleet.  


Dean earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the U.S. Naval Academy and holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Rhode Island as well as a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College. Dean will be joining our growing Northwest Florida team bringing his extensive NECC and NETC experience to bear while learning the multiple aspects of R3 business; he will initially be supporting Maritime Expeditionary Security Force contracts.