Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Rothco Dealer Profile: The Command Post of Houston


A Very Blue View from Outside the Store
The Command Post

The Command Post was established in 1984 out of a growing need for the owners to quit working for others and run their own business. And what a better business to run then their very own Army Surplus Store!

The Command Post has been around for nearly 30 years, so we wanted to find out a bit more about the store and how it has managed to be so successful over the years. When asked what the biggest obstacle is facing them, the Command Post stated it was finding reliable, motivated hard-working individuals. It has taken them years to build up a strong workforce but by offering higher wages and full benefits and bonuses, they have been able to establish a strong workforce. The Command Post believes it is their knowledgeable workforce that contributes to the growing success of the store.

In addition to a knowledgeable staff the Command Post attributes their valued suppliers and the large size of their store to their success...just checkout the panoramic picture the provided to see what they mean! Along with their traditional product lines, the Command Post is committed to continued sourcing and sale of genuine U.S.G.I products.
I think you could get lost in this store... Over 14,000 sq feet packed to the ceiling!


Now That' A Lot Of Camo!
Known as the last true military surplus dealer left in Houston, the Command Post relies on their local regulars, some of who have been coming to the store for over 25 years. They developed this loyal patronage by being knowledgeable and having friendly customer service that is willing to go the extra mile for their customer. Unlike a lot of Army Navy stores, the Command Post does not have the benefit of being near any major military installations. However their customer base consists of Military veterans, active service members and their family and friends. Local and regional law enforcements, people who enjoy the outdoors, members of airsoft and paintball teams, Civil Air Patrol, JROTC, and even church groups and T.V/ Movie production companies as well as "Doomsday Preppers"

Looks Like They are Building a Fort of Ammo Cans!
 The Command Post says what makes their store unique is a good section of products. They have a lot of genuine military items dating back to WWII on display including practice bombs, field desks, belted ammo blanks, pilots' helmets and dummy mortars. From the Vietnam War they have non-authorized U.S Strike Force flags and handmade Viet Cong flag captured by the 5th Special Forces Group.

"There is not a day that goes by that someone does not walk through the door and go WOW"

If you are ever in the Houston area check them out or y ou can find the Command Post online at www.armysurplusworld.com or on Facebook at Army Surplus World. 

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