About Us


The Supply Sergeant was founded in 1946 by Jack Arian, a World War II veteran. He served in the USAAF during the war, and as an ambitious young man, he started the military surplus business right after WWII. With a little money loaned by his older brother, equipped with his relentless work ethic, he opened his first Army Navy Surplus store in San Francisco in 1948.

Since then, Jack has opened and closed over forty surplus stores, employed hundreds of men and women throughout California and Nevada, and expanded his product line to include much of what you’ll find at The Supply Sergeant today, both online and in stores. He was also a founding member of the Associated Surplus Dealers Organization and the Army Navy Military Exhibition Show.

Jack’s family continues to offer the finest quality product lines of military surplus, camping, disaster and survival gear, uniforms, air soft guns, and a variety of brand names for both men and women, such as Levi’s and Carhartt- all at great prices!

The Supply Sergeant is an authentic full- line Military Surplus retailer, offering a broad assortment of military goods, apparel, and footwear in a specialty store environment. Our utmost desire is to be recognized by our customers as America’s #1 Military Surplus store for all military lovers and outdoor enthusiasts, through our continuous effort to improve everything we offer.

We currently have four stores in operation, located in Burbank, Hollywood, Bakersfield, and Placerville, California. We are supported by the finest service crew around and all of our stores have become landmarks in their respective cities.

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