Christopher Campbell - USN
Combat Veteran & Co-Founder
DEFCO is the culmination of years of work, sweat, and sacrifice by the founders and their families and the entire team DEFCO that drives us towards success. Chris Campbell, a NAVY veteran, and I, Jeremy Moore, a USMC veteran, founded the company as a government contractor in 2017 located in the Blueridge Mountains of South Carolina. From there, DEFCO substantially evolved as we added to our ranks with engineers, scientists, manufacturing experts, and other business professionals, many of whom are veterans. Our mission is to continue serving by collectively leveraging our unique skill sets from both military and industrial careers into a single vehicle capable of delivering solutions for broad, mission-critical needs and even specific unit requests.
Veterans and their families' sacrifices do not always end when they cease wearing combat boots. We know this all too well. 2020 was a challenging year for the world, but an especially tough year for DEFCO as we lost Chris Campbell to the sometimes-everlasting battles of military service and war, known as the war fought from within. Chris was an intricate part of the creation of this company and is missed an incredible amount. His spirit continues to live on in us all here at DEFCO. Naturally, with this company being veteran-owned, it is easy for us to be very inclusive with our veteran community and give back as much as possible to those who have given so much. Starting in 2021, DEFCO will donate a portion of sales to non-profit organizations that align with our passion for serving veterans and heroes. It is an absolute pleasure and honor to be part of such an amazing team and developing organization. I will end on one of my favorite quotes by Sir Isaac Newton, "If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants."