Building a Brand that Stands the Test of Time: How to Start a Military Gear Business in US?

Introduction Thinking of starting your own military gear business in the United States; it can be a challenging yet rewarding endeavour. The market for military gear and equipment is significant, with a wide range of products and services available to customers. However, there are numerous steps that you will need to take into consideration to… Read More


What is the DLA Disposition Services (US)?

Introduction DLA Disposition Services (formerly known as the Defence Reutilisation and Marketing Service) is part of the United States Defence Logistics Agency. Headquartered at the Hart-Dole-Inouye Federal Centre in Battle Creek, Michigan, the organisation provides personnel to support the US military in overseas deployments (such as Iraq and Afghanistan), 2 US territories (Guam and Puerto… Read More

What is the Law Enforcement Support Office (US)?

Introduction The Law Enforcement Support Office (LESO) is a division of DLA Disposition Services, a subordinate command of the Defence Logistics Agency (DLA) in the United States. LESO is responsible for operating the 1033 Programme or LESO Programme, which transfers excess military equipment to non-military law enforcement agencies. The programme legally requires the Department of… Read More

Photography of Military Vehicles/Ships on Public vs Private Land (UK)

Is It Illegal to Take Photographs of Military Vehicles, Ships, etc? Devon & Cornwall Police state: It is not illegal to take photographs or video footage in public places unless it is for criminal or terrorist purposes. They go on to state: If a person is seen taking photos outside a police station/mosque/chemical factory/facility/military base… Read More

How to Choose the Right Body Armour

Body armour is an important piece of kit that can save lives. While it was historically used to protect military personnel, there are now a variety of different people that require protection against handgun or rifle fire, including security guards, law enforcement agencies, and even the general public. Whatever your reason for wanting to invest… Read More

A Stock of Accessories…

“The soldier’s body becomes a stock of accessories that are not his property.” Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1900 to 1944) Antoine-Marie-Roger de Saint-Exupéry was a French aviator and writer whose works are the unique testimony of a pilot and a warrior who looked at adventure and danger with a poet’s eyes. His fable Le Petit Prince… Read More

Military Uniforms & Simplicity…

“The side with the simplest uniforms wins.” Major Mark F. Cancian (USMC Colonel, Retired). Colonel Cancian spent over three decades in the US Marine Corps, active and reserve, serving as an infantry, artillery, and civil affairs officer and on overseas tours in Vietnam, Desert Storm, and Iraq (twice). A prolific author, he has published over 40… Read More