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Recovery Mission



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OPSGEAR® CEO Shares his Japan Recovery Mission Following the Earthquake and tsunami.

OPSGEAR® CEO Shares his Japan Recovery Mission Following the Earthquake, Tsunami and Fukushima Nuclear Disaster
NORTH SALT LAKE, UTAH - OPSGEAR® CEO David Burnell shares his story about the Japan Recovery Mission - For the Living or the Dead?

Why is it some people run toward danger while others run away? What is it that forces people to risk their life to preserve others? On March 11th, 2011 a magnitude 9.0 earthquake rocked Japan creating a 500 foot tsunami on the northern coast killing tens of thousands, injuring many more and in the process destroying several nuclear reactors. Being a man of action, David Burnell decided to take his decades of training and unique experience to the people lending a helping hand and perhaps most importantly a helping heart.
For the Air Force Veteran service has always been a part of his life. In January of 2010 he spent weeks in Haiti following the most deadly quake in history! He volunteered his time, talents and money to fund his mission to the devastated country where 300,000 people had perished. Burnell was the Chief of Security for 120 doctors, nurses and translators.

"When I first heard of this new disaster in Japan, it was unbelievable to me that there was another epic event like Haiti in such a short period of time. I knew I had to go." said Burnell.

Now, following many requests and questions, Burnell is writing, speaking openly and sharing his very personal experiences about the lessons learned. You can see his first hand account at

If you would like to set up an interview with David please contact Brandy Vega at 801-637-5416 or email her at

Additionally, we have video and photos available. These support missions were also funded in part by David Burnell founded OPSGEAR® over a decade ago. The company started in his garage and grew to a multimillion dollar company with 3 locations. It supports military, law enforcement, contractors and recreational shooters worldwide.

Who is David Burnell & What's his Background?

David Burnell is a successful businessman, military veteran, humanitarian and instructor. He's produced, directed and hosted several training films and documentaries. He is also a national Tae Kwon Do champion in forms and full contact. His students include the U.S. Military, Police, Federal Agencies and Civilians. His unarmed fighting style and methods are crystalized into a system that is principle based and simple. His extensive operational experience includes Chief Body Guard in post-earthquake Haiti, recovery work in Japan and Alabama, as well as special operations work all over the world. David is a student of life and constantly seeking new methods and techniques to mitigate risk and survive lethal confrontations. David is a phenomenal instructor and has trained thousands of military, law enforcement, civilians and youth groups over the years. He is available to speak as a subject matter expert in rescue, recovery, and training. Additionally, he is the Founder and CEO of OPSGEAR® and the Urban Warfare Center You may see a more in-depth bio by visiting


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