We are all familiar with the holidays designated to celebrate and commemorate those who have served and sacrificed so much to protect our country and our freedoms. Recognizing our veterans at these times is wonderful but many often go unnoticed once they return from military service. These brave men and woman blend into society, many start businesses of their own employing other veterans.
Supporting veteran owned businesses is good business, your wallet has a voice. Next time you are looking to source merchandise consider patronizing one of these companies.
This month we highlight one of these veteran owned businesses, Safety Technology.
Founded in 1986 by Michael Gravette and his wife Nancy, Safety Technology believes that every person has the right to self-defense. They support this right by providing a full selection of non-lethal self-defense devices, hidden cameras, survival gear and surveillance systems through their Network of Authorized Dealers.
Michael joined the Air Force in 1967 and was selected for Intelligence School, later given Top Secret Clearance, then upgraded to SSIR; Super Sensitive Information Restricted. In 1969, at Tan Son Nhut Air Force Base in Saigon, Michael was responsible for reviewing film taken by reconnaissance planes. He would look for troop movement, truck convoys, hidden AAA sites (anti-aircraft artillery) and SAM sites (Surface to Air Missile) that could shoot down our pilots. Michael’s intelligence reports were not only used by the Air Force, but also the Army, Navy, Marines and the Pentagon. Michael served his country well, and came home to a country divided, definitely not to a hero’s welcome. Incidentally, little did he know he would be in the “spy business” someday!