America’s law enforcement officers and first responders have a special kinship with our military brothers and sisters. Many of our ranks are filled with veterans from all branches of the United States military.
In addition to being a radio personality, the host of the Law Enforcement Today Radio Show, I’m also a retired Baltimore police sergeant. Many of the members of my family are veterans and active duty military. I’m extremely proud of them, and like all military and veterans, I’m very grateful for their service.
I want to take a moment to introduce you to my nephew, Nolan J. Wiley. He is a corporal in the United States Marine Corps and is stationed at the Pentagon. When he leaves the Corps, he plans on becoming a police officer, probably in Maryland, Virginia or the District of Columbia. He would be a benefit to any agency.
Cpl. Nolan reached out to us, because they are looking for police and first responder patches to display at the Pentagon. I’ll let him tell you in his own words:
I am the NCOIC for the Pentagon Tours Program, we are made up of a group of 23 active duty enlisted personnel, spanning all 5 branches of service. We fall under the Office of the Secretary of Defense, public affairs.
I am currently in the process of changing and updating our displays in the visitor’s entrance in the pentagon, we walk all of our guests through displays dedicated to each of our 5 military branches and by our large display case.
This display case showcases many different things that guests have given to the program, but what stands out the most by far are the patches that we have received from police departments from all over the world from London to Los Angeles.
They always draw many eyes, and usually people begin to ask questions that lead to us being able to show case our relationship with the LEO community. We currently have about 30 patches they’re the ones in the attached picture’s that are viewed by around 14,000 individuals utilizing this entrance every single day. I would like to expand the display greatly to show the diversity of our LEO community and give them representation to the hundreds of thousands who come through our door’s every year.
We will be getting another display case almost as large as the current, I believe they do an amazing job of displaying the relationship and deep support of our brothers and sisters in blue, it gives us the chance to show our appreciation and the admiration that we have for your work. I’m also looking to help people set up tours so that they can come see the building learn more about the DOD and the Pentagon and for some see their patches on display!
The mailing address:
Cpl Nolan J. Wiley, USMC
Pentagon Tours NCOIC
Office of the Assistant to the Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs)
Community and Public Outreach
1400 Defense Pentagon
Washington, DC 20301-1400
If people are trying to set up tours they can reach out to me. I can book them anywhere from 14 to 90 days out! [email protected]