As a veteran of USN’s Nuclear Power Pipeline, John Weiss felt called to serve our nation’s veterans and Co-Founded The 31Heroes Project. After the Navy, John obtained his B.S. in MET from Old Dominion University. Alongside working for Instron ITW as a Senior Service Engineer, John owns and operates CrossFit 757 of Norfolk, VA, and is a 3-Gun athlete. His love of God, Family, and Country set him apart as a leader in the athletic community.
As an accomplished executive leader, Tommy Thacker brings more than 20 years of firearms industry experience to our team. He is a veteran of the 3GN Pro tour and former 3 Gun Nation Champion. He is currently the President of Armalite and resides in Geneseo, IL with his family. He understands and respects the value of our service men and women; the sacrifices of the fallen, the needs for those affected and is dedicated to raising awareness for this community.
After experiencing the loss of two friends in the military within a year, Jason Barnes wanted to give back to families who sacrificed so much. With an Associate’s Degree from SUNY Broome, Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Carson-Newman University, and Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from the University of Tennessee, Jason applied his education as a teacher, soccer coach, and Assistant Principal from 2003-2011. In 2011, Jason took on a leadership role as the owner of Chick-fil-A Haygood in Virginia Beach where he runs a successful franchise. Married to Breyene Barnes for 8 years, Jason resides in Virginia Beach with his wife, 5 year old son, and 3 year old daughter.