Our History

Our Origins

Brandon Khel, Co-Founder

Steve Brown, Co-Founder

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Steve Brown and Brandon Khel co-founded the Heart of America Patriot Foundation in 2012 to honor, support, and empower veterans who served our nation. Both co-founders retired December of 2019 after successfully leading us to where we are today.

Steve Brown, Co-Founder

Brandon Khel, Co-Founder

Steve Brown, Co-Founder

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  Steve is a U.S. Air Force Vietnam-era veteran who served in the Office of Special Investigations (OSI) in Washington, D.C.  Steve spent his entire professional career in corporate security, retiring in January 2019. 

Brandon Khel, Co-Founder

Brandon Khel, Co-Founder

Brandon Khel, Co-Founder

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Brandon spent much of his adult life in law enforcement and corporate security, retiring   as Braymer Missouri Chief of Police April 2019.  He spent the last decade leading a team of security consultants and serving as a leader in local and international security industry associations.