Category: Events

R3’s Charisse Quesada named finalist for San Diego Magazine 2019 “Celebrating Women” Awards

R3 is proud to recognize our Director of Contracts, Charisse Quesada, who was named a finalist for the San Diego Magazine 2019 “Celebrating Women” Awards in the Industry category – representing the Defense Industry.  The awards ceremony was held 24 September at The New Children’s Museum for this event honoring San Diego’s most inspiring female leaders, movers and shakers, and entrepreneurs for Celebrating Women.  Attending from R3 from left to right, are Donna Peralta-Cordero, Charisse, Edelyn Tran, and Sally Wilson.

Also pictured is R3’s Diana Castillo with Sally and Donna.





Congratulations, Charisse!

R3 Hosts 20-Year VSW MCM Reunion

VSW MCM Test Det and Det Plankowners

R3 was proud to host the 20 year reunion of the Very Shallow Water (VSW) Mine Countermeasures (MCM) Test Detachment.  This special mission unit was formed in 1996 as a collection of Navy SEALs, Navy EOD Operators, Marine Force Reconnaissance Divers, and Navy Marine Mammal Systems (Dolphins) to develop the tactics, techniques and procedures for clandestine, low-visible, pre-assault mine and obstacle clearance in advance of an amphibious operation.

NSCT ONE Plankowners

The test detachment was ultimately a success, leading to the establishment of a Commander-Command commissioned unit in Naval Special Clearance Team (NSCT) ONE in 2002.

In 2003, NSCT ONE deployed as Navy Underwater Mine Countermeasures (UMCM) Commander for Operation Iraqi Freedom, leading the UMCM effort to clear Um Quasar Iraq.  NSCT ONE subsequently evolved into EODMU ONE in 2007 and continues to support VSW and UMCM missions today.

VSW MCM Supoprt Personnel
Australian Clearance Diving Team (AUSCDT) Flag and Respect to CD

R3 attends 2019 NDIA Global EOD Symposium and Exhibition

R3 attended the National Defense Industry Association (NDIA) Global EOD Symposium and Exhibition (GESE) at Bethesda, MD and enjoyed catching up with old EOD friends and shipmates. Great to see these EOD warriors and enjoy time together.

Left to right: Andy Bradley (R3 Director of BD), Mark Sanders (R3 Principal), Tim Pierce (retired USN EOD Commander), Brett Reissener (retired USN EOD Captain and Joint EOD Programs Special Assistant), Jeff Trumbore (retired USN EOD Captain and R3 PM), Jerry Shelton (retired USAF EOD Chief Master Sergeant and R3 PM), Dale Fleck (retired USN EOD CAPT and Director at ITA),  Mickey Pierce (retired USN EOD CDR and Managing Director of Cayuse Govt Services), Glenn Allen (retired USN EOD Captain and GreyHawk Inc), Tom Warren (retired FBI Special Agent Bomb Tech and R3 PM) and Bill Brown (retired USN EOD Chief Warrant Officer 5 and R3 BD Manager).