R3 is excited to welcome aboard John Coffey. John retired from the U.S. Navy in 2015 after completing 26 years of naval service. John’s distinguished Navy career included a variety of worldwide leadership assignments including service as Commander, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group TWO, and Commanding Officer, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit TWO. Additionally, John served as Deputy Commander, Joint Task Force Troy in Iraq, Commander, Task Group 56.1 in CENTCOM, and Commander, Joint Task Force Troy-North in Iraq.
John brings tremendous leadership and management talent to R3 as well as expertise in program and personnel management, resourcing, strategic and operational planning, and EOD and counter-IED operations. In addition to his leadership assignments, John served on the Chief of Naval Operations Staff where he managed the Navy’s multi-billion dollar weapons budget, U.S. Fleet Forces Command where he oversaw the execution of the Navy’s Fleet Readiness Training Plan, and the Navy Personnel Command where he managed the assignment and distribution of the Navy’s Special Operations/EOD Officer community.
John holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the United States Naval Academy, a Master of Arts in Marine Affairs from the University of Rhode Island, and graduated with highest distinction from the Naval War College, where he earned a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies. John will lead R3 tasks in support of NATO Allied Transformation Command’s C-IED division.