R3 has a proud history of giving back to the community we serve by hosting and supporting a variety of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Warrior Foundation (EODWF) programs. R3 is dedicated to adding our unwavering support to the Foundation’s programs, supporting EOD Families most in need through financial support and donated time. This year, we are honored to be the “Master Blaster” sponsor for the 54th Annual EOD Memorial Ball. Click here for more information about this year’s EOD Memorial Weekend Events, including LIVE streaming of the EOD Memorial at 0900 CST on the morning of May 7, 2022. We hope you will all join us to watch, honor, and remember.
U.S. Secretary of Labor Martin J. Walsh recognized R3 Strategic Support Group, Inc. as a Platinum Medallion recipient of the 2021 HIRE Vets Medallion Award during a virtual award ceremony presented by the U.S. Department of Labor.
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 has shown a commitment to hiring veterans, 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 2021 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.
R3 is an agile, Service–Disabled Veteran–Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) that provides innovative strategic solutions across a broad spectrum of government and commercial domains to rapidly identify Requirements, capture Resources, and maximize Readiness to accelerate our client’s success. Visit R3.com 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 an unparalleled commitment to attracting, hiring, and retaining veterans. The 2022 HIRE Vets Medallion Award application period will open to employers on Jan. 31, 2022. For more information about the program and the application process, visit HIREVets.gov.
There are different awards for large employers (500-plus employees), medium employers (51-499 employees), and small employers (50 or fewer employees). Additionally, there are two award tiers: platinum and gold.
R3 was awarded a $26.9 million, four-year, 42-person EOD instructor support contract at EOD Training and Evaluation Unit ONE in San Diego. The support entails high-risk training and instructor support across all EOD mission areas, unmanned undersea systems, homemade explosives, and virtual reality training modalities. The training is accomplished in San Diego, Darwin Wash EOD training center at NAWS China Lake, CA, Hawaii, and Guam.
R3’s win is alongside our teammates Point One, Orca Maritime, and Peraton who provide critical capabilities to the team. Gene Rathgeber, R3’s Program Manager, said “We are humbled to be chosen for this support amongst the other vendors. Considering this was a best-value award, we are even more pleased to be recognized in this manner. Finally, we are appreciative of our team of quality instructors that set the stage for this selection.”