“This is a 200-year old industry that already centers around excellence. It goes back to the very beginning of, and to the heart of manufacturing in America — and we are revolutionizing it, with integrity, to serve our fellow Patriots.”

Derek Johnson
PDA President & U.S. Army Veteran

We believe everyone who champions their freedom to shoot is a true patriot.

We’re here to dutifully serve you all, from passionate range sportsmen to casual shooters who just want to protect their families.

We use good old fashioned American ingenuity to bring you the best quality and selection: whether it’s partnering with other premium manufacturers, or crafting our own top-quality mil-spec PDA rounds.

Access for ALL Shooters

Helping shooters of every star and stripe find the best-quality ammo.

Fair Pricing

Guarding our shooter community against dishonorable gouging.

Responsible Business

Impeccable mil-spec quality, with dutiful Patriot-seal service.

Minority & Veteran Leadership

Defense Logistics champions its values from the ground up, and that’s reflected at every level of our organization — starting with dedicated senior leadership.

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Derek Johnson

President & U.S. Army Veteran

“Love for people, business innovation, and my life-long interest in achievement and learning has led me to PDA. It has allowed me to work with great people in a startup environment while leveraging skills gained from some of the best companies in the world.”

Derek Johnson is an experienced professional with a background in several areas of operations and P&L management. He is an accomplished supply chain, logistics, and manufacturing executive with a focus on positive leadership, lean transformation, talent development, and operational excellence. 

A military veteran with 8 years of service as a U.S. Army commissioned officer, Derek received a BS in Engineering from West Point, and a Masters in Organizational Development from Bowling Green State University.

Most recently, Derek was Vice-President of Programs, Logistics, and Facilities Management at Lockheed Martin. During his tenure, he implemented operational excellence programs that lowered costs and increased core business profitability. He was recruited to start up and lead the largest construction project in the history of Lockheed Martin Space, a $350M state-of-the-art, satellite production facility called the Gateway Center.

Earlier in his career, Derek served in roles of increasing responsibility with General Mills, Pepsi, Raytheon Technologies, and Dell, primarily in the areas of operations management.

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Joe Anderson

Chairman & Former Senior U.S. Army Officer

“Equality and integrity have guided my life and career, and working with PDA allows me to bring those values together in a very tangible, significant way. My role here is to help people and the company flourish. It’s what I’ve done my whole career.”

Former Senior U.S. Army Officer and accomplished corporate executive, Joe is the backbone of Defense Logistics’ drive to support and assist all who are touched by the company. Joe earned military honors during two tours of duty in Vietnam. After his military service, Joe led a $1B business unit at General Motors, then moved on to lead multiple businesses. He is now CEO of TAG Holdings (one of the largest U.S. minority owned businesses), where his focus goes beyond just growing earnings, as he takes significant pride in the personal growth of the leaders of those companies. Joe is an avid bird hunter and salt-water fisherman. His connection to nature extends to wildlife photography as well as time spent playing golf. He is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

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Scott Parman

Director, Sales & Marketing

“I’m driven by a passion for enabling customer and organizational success and I take pride both in serving customers as well as training for sales excellence. Responsible firearm ownership is deeply rooted in my personal ethos. Working with PDA allows me to combine my professional skills with a cause that’s incredibly important to me.”

For over 18 years, Scott has been a leader in sales and marketing across multiple industries. 

Scott is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and served as a Senior Director on the E-3 AWACS, the USAF’s flagship airborne Command and Control platform. During his 5 1/2 years as an officer, Scott accumulated over 1,500 flight hours, including over 450 hours directing air operations over Afghanistan for Operation Enduring Freedom.

As our Sales and Marketing Manager, Scott is responsible for the execution of the company’s Sales and Marketing strategies, including digital assets, sales training, trade show marketing, and online direct-to-consumer sales.

Scott has many interests outside of work; family, friends, and church being key in his daily life. He is an avid lover of adventure, both on and off motorcycles. Raised among the farms of NW Missouri, Scott grew to love hunting and the outdoors from an early age, something that has stuck with him throughout his life and he has now passed down that love for the outdoors to his own children.

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Tonya Griffin

Office Manager/Human Resource Specialist

“I was raised as a military brat. My father served during my childhood, and that made me grateful and appreciative of the men and women who’ve sacrificed for our everyday freedoms.”

Tonya is the quarterback of our day-to-day office and HR operations. She has more than 30 years of experience in administrative support, customer service, employee communications, and recruitment.

When she’s not working, she’s almost certainly spending the day on the nearest lake, boating, or hanging out with family and friends.

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Nora Riley

Customer Experience & Design Lead

“I was introduced to the outdoors and shooting sports at a very early age, so it became a big part of who I am. It’s rewarding to be a part of a team supporting Patriots in every corner of the country.”

Nora is a recent graduate of the University of Dayton (Go Flyers!) with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design. As our customer experience and design lead, Nora manages the brand’s look and feel through every touchpoint, from the look of the site to responding to customers. She has an eye for clean and visually appealing design, and a knack for making shooters of every background and level feel welcome. 

She’s been shooting trap and sporting clays since she was 13, and can hold her own with her 20-gauge Beretta. If she’s not shooting, she likes to spend time with family and friends or go fishing in the Northwoods of Michigan.

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