About Us

Tactical & Rescue Gear, LTD (TRGear) was founded in  December 1997 by LTG John Woodmansee Jr and CW3 John Woodmansee III.
In 2001, TRGear added COL Robert Woodmansee, and MSGT Keith McKenzie. We are all still here and have added a few more folks like Leah Ann Lombardi and LTC James Smith. TRGear started with one product and with in 5 years we had four products that were US Military issued and hundreds of US Military contracts.  

To date we have over 16 patents applied for and have sold more than $30,000,000 in products.   We understood the Defense Industry and worked with the soldier, police, and firemen to design gear that was lighter, simpler, multitasking, and saved lives. By 2005 our equipment had been used by the U.S. Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force , Special Forces and numerous branches of the Federal government. We also have sold to countries around the world. 

The business has changed over the past 8 years and we have decided to pursue a few new directions with more outdoor and survival products.  We love our Soldiers and First Responders but now we are also going to work with new ideas in outdoor products.This is our 20th year and we plan on being around quite a few more!