As major subcontractor to ManTech on the Human Space Flight Support (HSFS) contract, ARES supports development and execution of CONOPs, timelines, and technical assistance to SLD45 Det 3’s mission providing recovery services for government and commercial crewed space missions. We provide mission operations planning, training, and mission execution efforts for recovery, retrieval, and rescue operations. Our personnel assess and evaluate the crew vehicle configurations, changes, and planning, development, and verification actions. We support development of operational and tactical requirements and concepts, logistical support, and forward planned actions. We prepare, evaluate, and deliver CONOPs, detailed operational procedures, tactics, and mission-related practices, including underway, in-pool NBL and open water test demonstrations and training exercises, ensuring readiness to successfully execute nominal and contingency mission-related space vehicle recovery and astronaut rescue operations. Our efforts paid off in the completely successful recovery of the Orion capsule following completion of the Artemis I mission.