We had the good fortune of connecting with Moe Noorzai and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Moe, we’d love for you to start things off by telling us something about your industry that we and others not in the industry might be unaware of?
Cultural Competency!! Cultural division is happening within our country as we speak, however since our inception OPFOR Solutions has had a distinct mission in supporting the U.S. Department of Defense & Law Enforcement by providing Cultural Realism in order to save lives! Learning to understand and manage relations with other cultures is paramount in each service member being able to carry out their duties and responsibilities. Cultural competence enables one to further a mission, save resources, and ultimately save lives.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
OPFOR Solutions was founded in 2009 to create realistic and import culturally realistic props for military training and filming productions. Located in Canoga Park, California our focus is to innovate, manufacture, and import theatre specific props that can better the realism of re-enactments. Through out the past 11 years (AFGCLASSICS) our cultural costumes have been assisting the U.S. Military training villages in support of pre-deployment exercises. OPFOR Solutions replicates foreign theatres such as the most recent U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, including other foreign countries. For over 11 years we’ve provided the US Army, USMC, MARSOC, Army Rangers, Air Force, National Guard, Special Ops, Law Enforcement, CIA, FBI, SWAT, Tactical Trainers, EMT, Emergency Preparedness Teams, Law Enforcement, and the Canadian Army with; cultural costumes, imported cultural goods, and custom fabricated props.
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My family is my motivator in specific my wife and kids. Without them I wouldn’t have the drive or patience to be a small business owner. It takes a dedicated person to get the job done and without their presence my dedication wouldn’t be there.