How did CommandersChoice.com come to be?
After 20+ years of service in the US Air Force, culminating with him attaining the rank of Command Chief Master
Sergeant, Jerry Smith retired from proudly serving his Country and accepted a position with the Page Avjet
A decade later, he decided to launch his own company. A major government and commercial contractor that manufactured aircraft parts, ground support equipment and advanced aviation electronics as well. After growing the company and employing hundreds of staff, he sold this company and decided to open another venture dedicated to directly supporting US military personnel.
With over two decades of experience in logistics for the US Air Force, Jerry now had an equally impressive level of
experience as a government contractor. It was then he recognized that he was uniquely qualified to continue that
relationship on US Military Installations across the country. This ultimately led to the formation of Jershan
Company. Jerry is presently Chief Executive Officer of the Jershan Company with its headquarters in San Antonio, Texas.
“Jershan” operates fourteen locations at US military bases within the United States…with plans underway to open
several other base-exchange type facilities. Jershan Company’s operations serve over a half million active duty,
National Guard, and Reserve Military personnel. By working directly with our soldiers on a daily basis, Jerry and his management team have been able to identify the types of equipment and materials needed to properly support their needs. Whether they are looking for products and services needed for their “day to day” on base activities……or if they need to secure specialized,
rugged, reliable equipment that may accompany them on real world deployments in the harshest environments,
US soldiers have come to trust the Jershan Company for providing them only the best quality products at the most
competitive prices available anywhere! Because Jerry and his team have devoted such effort to providing only the absolute best products for their customers, they eventually recognized the need to work more closely with premium quality manufacturers to
provide “mil-spec,” grade products that met even higher standards.
Commander´s Choice is born
This was when the Commander’s Choice product lines were born! Today, thousands of active duty military and law enforcement personnel around the globe recognize the name Commander’s Choice as the single name they can rely on for uncompromising quality service and integrity. As the former Command Chief Master Sergeant readily attests to, “…we will not ever
knowingly deliver to our customers a substandard product or service. We will strive to ensure that only the best is
represented under the Commander’s Choice name. If we fail in that mission, our guarantee is to solve that problem
to our customer’s satisfaction!”
After almost 30 years of providing the highest quality products and services to military personnel on various US
bases, a decision was made to make Commander’s Choice products available through a state-of-the-art website,
that will now allow soldiers and law enforcement personnel located anywhere, to purchase the same premium
“mil-spec” products. In fact, because so many family members of “Those Who Serve,” wish to also have access to
Commander’s Choice products……they will now be available to the general public as well! Think of it, where
before only personnel with access to US military bases could enjoy the quality of Commander’s Choice
products……now all American’s will have access to these military grade products and services!
“Welcome to Commander’s Choice! WE don’t compromise……and now YOU don’t have to either! Thank you for
becoming a Commander’s Choice customer where you will never be taken for granted. God Bless our Troops and
God Bless America.” Command Chief Master Sergeant Jerry Smith (USAF, Retired)