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Navy SEAL Gives 2 Thumbs Up to ADS, Warrior Expo & Dive Gear Guide

Twice a year at Warrior Expo, ADS, Inc. brings together a vast network of suppliers, products, and knowledge under one roof, showcasing the best solutions to conquer challenges standing in a warrior’s way. ADS prides itself in providing the highest level of service and offering the latest and greatest in the tactical industry.

In April of 2017, I had the privilege of attending my second Warrior Expo West in San Diego, CA. Transitioning from the SEAL Teams to running a nonprofit, Active Valor, I appreciate the experience of seeing and testing the latest gear that is being provided to today’s warfighters. The amount of resources are endless and literally at your fingertips. The creativity and innovation keeps exceeding all expectations, especially when it comes to gear.

I had the chance to gear up and test the new Adaptive Suit from London Bridge Trading for both a combatives demo and K9 muzzle strike demo. Getting up close and personal with this gear in front of a live audience gave me a quick, but intimate knowledge on how the gear felt and operated. I was also able to see the impact that it had on the spectators. Watching them transition from merely watching to actively participating in the event once they were able to see the true functionality of this product provides a great example of the value of attending the expo.

In July of 2017, over a two-day period, thousands of attendees had the opportunity to not only see but to handle and test hundreds of products and new technologies from some of the most influential players in the industry. Buyers who were able to make this event experienced the value and importance in attending such an expo, gaining more information and knowledge on tomorrow’s cutting edge supplies to help them complete their mission.

Spotter Up Tactical attended Warrior-Expo East, seeing the 300+ brands and left with nothing less than an impressed and very intrigued perspective with the amount of products on display. Their team described the expo as, “A great showcase to bring industry-leading solutions to end users, program managers, and procurement specialists.” From the wide range of suppliers and products available, there were a few products their team ( enjoyed testing. They walked away impressed by the selection and in-depth knowledge of every ADS business partner.


Now I want to bring further attention to the company behind Warrior Expo. ADS got started in 1997 as Atlantic Diving Supply, and who did they supply? Navy SEALs. They provided quality wetsuits and diving equipment to guys like me who actually used the products. The military dive community continues to be a large portion of the markets they serve, however, they sell to all facets of the military and Department of Defense, leveraging their vast supplier network, competitive pricing, and warehouse/shipping logistics.

In honor of ADS’ 20th anniversary of providing excellent equipment to various communities, they released an easy-to-use guide on what to buy. Their Pocket Guide to Military Dive Equipment is your go-to resource for procuring Navy, Navy Special Warfare, and Special Missions Solutions dive equipment for your scuba or combat dive team. A quick look through the guide will show you the variety of gear available: boots, diving weights, hooded suits, air compressors, snorkels, and much more. If you are looking for diving equipment, please look no further. If you have questions, give them a call.

The Warrior Expo East and West conferences continue to grow each year, adding more companies and vendors to their family, bringing over 5,000 industry professionals into the convenience of one location. Expos like this are the optimal place to educate yourself on and discuss specific issues, features, prices, and conditions of particular products and connect with subject matter experts (SMEs), who are very familiar with the overall direction of their industry. ADS helps direct attendee’s focus on discovering the right item for their challenge. Their useful diving guide is just one small part of an enormous system they’ve created to serve your mission.

U.S. Navy SEAL Operator, Perry Yee
Perry Yee

As a U.S. Navy SEAL Operator, Perry Yee spent over four years participating in Close Quarters Defense and weapons training. After completing more than three years in leadership, training, and management of projects as an operator, his expertise in identifying problem areas and initiating corrective action developed and refined into shareable skills. His background in this field led him toward a goal of assisting the public in personal protection, tactics, and one-on-one firearms training. During his service, he was awarded the Navy/Marine Corp Commendation medal with a combat “V”, Army Commendation Medal with a combat “V” and the Combat Action ribbon for superior performance in combat missions in Afghanistan.

Perry is the CEO/Founder of Active Valor. Active Valor is a 501(c)(3) combat veteran run nonprofit organization dedicated to successfully engaging veterans in civilian life through creating programs that are specifically designed to combat the physical, mental, and emotional roadblocks that can occur after discharging from the military.

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