Jeff Trumbore is joining R3 in November after completing over 34 years of naval service. Jeff is a former Navy Special Operations Officer and Master Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician with over 29 years experience in joint and multinational military operations across international and domestic settings. He has held command of two EOD Mobile Units and served as Commander, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group TWO. Additionally, he served two tours on the Chief of Naval Operations Staff, holding the position of Branch Chief, EOD and Naval Coastal Warfare Branch, where he coordinated and led technology assessment, program management and resource allocation for all Navy EOD and Coastal Warfare Forces. Jeff is also well versed in the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO). From 2006 to 2008, he was the Division Chief for Technology and Requirements Integration, where he was responsible for development and establishment of processes and procedures to rapidly evaluate, test, and acquire C-IED capabilities in support of forces deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. He oversaw development of capabilities ranging from airborne national level sensors to hand held explosive detection devices. Leading a team of over 100 personnel, Jeff managed over 300 C-IED initiatives, of which 140 were ultimately fielded to combat and supporting forces.
Most recently, Jeff was assigned to the U.S. Special Operations Command, where he was assigned as the Division Chief for Special Plans and Policy to Counter Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD). In this capacity, he was responsible for the development and assistance in the coordination of a proactive strategy for countering WMD use by state and non-state actors, and countering WMD not under state control. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Resources Management from the United States Naval Academy and was a distinguished graduate from the Naval War College, earning a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies. Jeff will lead R3 tasks in support of the JIEDDO Joint Center of Excellence (JCOE), leveraging his years of experience at JIEDDO to assist JCOE in the development and implementation of a comprehensive joint service C-IED Training Institutionalization Plan. We are excited to welcome Jeff to the R3 team.