John Lenox is joining R3’s Washington, DC region in November after completing 28 years of naval service. He spent the first ten years of his military career as an enlisted diver and achieved the rank of Chief Petty Officer before gaining a commission through the enlisted commissioning program. He served in a variety of assignments including salvage and underwater ship husbandry assignments, Instructor duty, EOD ashore and afloat assignments, and a variety of senior level staff positions for the Navy and Department of Defense agencies. During his first EOD tour he led emergency response operations and conducted underwater post blast analysis following the terrorist attack on the USS COLE in Aden, Yemen. During subsequent EOD assignments he led unexploded ordnance (UXO) range clearance operations at Naval Air Station Fallon, Nevada and served as operations officer at EODMU EIGHT in Sicily. He served as a nuclear weapons program manager at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency. Following this assignment he was deployed to Iraq where he led the Combined Explosives Exploitation Cell (CEXC) for Task Force TROY, responsible for technical and forensic exploitation and post blast analysis of improvised explosive devices. He then served on the Chief of Naval Operations staff and managed Navy-wide Anti-Terrorism Force Protection Afloat and Expanded Maritime Interception Operations resourcing requirements. His final tour was as the Navy’s representative to the Department of Defense Explosives Safety Board. Mr. Lenox holds a Bachelor of Science, a Master of Arts in Homeland Security Leadership from the University of Connecticut and a graduate certification in Identity Management from the Naval Post Graduate School. His qualifications include Master EOD Technician, EOD Officer, Surface Warfare Officer, Mixed Gas Diving Officer, Naval Parachutist and Master Training Specialist.