Proper Patriot

Honoring Our American Spirit thru Patriotic Apparel

A Veteran & Family Owned + Operated Patriotic Apparel Company. Honoring Our American Spirit.

Founded on September 11, 2019 by a “Veteran Who Veterans Harder Than Any Veteran”, US Army Veteran of 20 years, First Sergeant retired, Justin C. Pearson.

His distinct patriotism has been fueled by over 20 years of saluting our beloved American Flag, on thousands of occasions, which instilled pride, brought joy, and shed tears throughout his service. He understands service to country, values, and how to be fiercely patriotic.

The central force keeping Justin aligned is his lovely wife. She is his biggest supporter and his voice for reason. They value family, tradition, and self-reliance!

We watched how Patriotism has changed since 2001, we also watched a canyon of divide happen across our nation as a result of it.

So, we decided to focus on “Honoring Our American Spirit” and rallying around the positivity of Patriots, First Responders, and our Military … every one of you that serves! Those making a difference in your Hometown, USA and those who love the Great Outdoors.

We exist to honor the people and things that have given us strength as a nation.

– We love our Country.
– We love our American Flag.
– We love the Great Outdoors.

Our vision is simple, to bridge the gap, so that we are one united nation, where everyone is working together to make a better tomorrow.

We encourage relationships to develop amongst our Patriots, First Responders, and Military because we all are serving in our own distinct capacities!

Our biggest commitment this year has been becoming 100% American made!

We are excited to share with you that ALL of our manufacturing now happens within the United States; in Hometown, USA!!! We are committed to all products being American made with an emphasis on partnering with Veteran-Owned businesses.

You don’t have to be a Veteran or First Responder to wear our cutting-edge Proper Patriot apparel, but you do have to be a Patriot and steadfastly value family, tradition, and self-reliance!

Our mission is to deliver high quality, reasonably priced, Patriotic apparel that you are proud to wear. Backed by our Patriot guarantee, we strive for that you’ll always be impressed by our products, our services, our resources, and our ability to Merica!

On behalf of all of us here at Proper Patriot, we are thankful that you order from us and support our lifestyle brand. We are honored that you stand with us in support of “Honoring Our American Spirit.”

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Owner Profile

Justin C. Pearson

First Sergeant Justin C. Pearson was born in Pendleton, OR on 11 May 1979 and graduated High School from Whitefish, Montana. He enlisted into the United States Army in June 1997.  He completed Basic Training and Advance individual training at Fort Benning, GA as an Infantryman. He was assigned to 1-505th PIR, Ft. Bragg, NC as a paratrooper, rifleman, machine gunner, and team leader.  He was then assigned to Missoula, MT Recruiting Center, Butte Company, Salt Lake City Recruiting Battalion.  He was assigned to 2-35 Inf “Cacti”, Schofield Barracks, HI as a squad leader and platoon sergeant where he deployed to Afghanistan.  He was then assigned to 2-29 Inf, Ft. Benning, GA as the Master Trainer of the Advanced Infantry Marksmanship Strategies and Standards Committee testing new weapon systems and developing new marksmanship courses to implement into the Army inventory.  He then returned to Recruiting Command at Tampa Battalion as a Center Leader in St. Petersburg and Clearwater. He was then assigned to Baltimore Battalion as a Center Leader in Fredericksburg Recruiting Center, then he took over as the First Sergeant of Potomac, VA and Waco, TX Recruiting Companies. First Sergeant Pearson joined the U.S. Army Recruiting Command initially in 1999 and was assigned to the Salt Lake City Recruiting Battalion and then he returned in 2007 for tour of duties in Florida, Virginia, and Texas. He performed duties as a Field Recruiter, Assistant Center Leader, Center Leader; and First Sergeant. First Sergeant Pearson was selected for the highest enlisted rank of Sergeant Major on the SGM DA Promotions list in 2015, however he decided to retire shortly after. First Sergeant Pearson’s Military education includes:  Warrior Leaders Course, Army Recruiting Course, Advanced Leaders Course, Senior Leaders Course, Station Commander Course, and the Company Commanders First Sergeants Course where he was the Distinguished Honor Graduate and the Distinguished Leadership Graduate. His Military Awards and Decorations include: Bronze Star Medal; Meritorious Service Medal (w/ 3 OLC); Army Commendation Medal (w/ 6OLC); Army Achievement Medal (w/ 13 OLC); Army Good Conduct Medal (6th Award); Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon Service Ribbon (w/numeral 3); Outstanding Volunteer Service Award; National Defense Service Medal; Army Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 2); Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Army Superior Unit Award, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Gold Recruiting Badge for Excellence w/ 3 sapphires, Gold Recruiters Ring for Excellence, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, Drivers Badge, Instructors Badge, Sergeant Audie Murphy Medallion, Robert L. Manning Achievement Medallion of Excellence, Recruiting Medallion of Excellence, and the Glenn E. Morrell Medallion for Recruiting Excellence. Upon retiring from the United States Army in March of 2017, Justin has become one of the most connected service members and veterans on the LinkedIn platform with over 33K connections in 3 years because of his dedication to continued service to our transitioning service members and veterans. Justin currently recruits military talent to Wells Fargo and look forwards to assisting veterans in finding meaningful opportunities. Feel free to reach out to him anytime! <a href=""></a>