Meet the Team
Kevin "Chief" Peterson
Kevin is the COO of U.S. Optics. Chief spent 30 years serving in the United States Air Force, starting out in the Munitions Systems Career Field (AMMO 461/2W0). During his time, he served at various locations including MacDill AFB, Kunsan Korea, Langley AFB, Dyess AFB, Sheppard AFB, Spangdahlem AB Germany, Aviano AB Italy, Minot AFB, and Ellsworth AFB. A vast amount of his early profession was spent working with munitions, Conventional and Nuclear. Kevin also was a Master Instructor for the Air Force, teaching entry level Technical School, Advanced Munitions School, Field Training, and Foreign National students. Later, in his career he achieved the highest enlisted rank, Chief Master Sergeant. Kevin was a Squadron Chief, Group Chief (twice), and then selected to be Command Chief of Ellsworth Air Force Base serving for three Base Commanders.
Tanner Ford is the Operations Manager for U.S. Optics DRSG. Tanner is originally from Lubbock, TX where he grew up enjoying the love of firearms while hunting and shooting short and long range in the plains of Texas. His dream has always been to be an influencer in the firearms industry.
After college Tanner followed his dream and went to work for Falkor in Kalispell MT. His dedication, knowledge of firearms, and strong work ethic, soon projected him into the Dracos Barrel Assembly Lead position. Tanner took a new line of cutting edge barrels and developed a non-stop team, ensuring the assembly process was streamlined and efficient.