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Brian SteortsBrian Steorts, Owner/Founder, served in the Army as an infantry paratrooper in the 82nd ABN and served 12 years as an Air Force Special Operations aviator.

Flags Of Valor

Combat veteran owned and operated, these unique and custom made wooden flags are created by American heroes, many service disabled. The production of this beautiful piece of art provides more than just a job for the service members employed; it gives them a purpose and provides them with a therapeutic transition to civilian life.

Flags Of Valor is far more than a veteran-run business. From our inception, we’ve been driven by two distinct ideas.  First, that our combat veterans deserve opportunity. Second, the belief that Made in America still matters. Our team is exceptional and constantly growing. The majority of our craftsman are service-disabled, with significant combat-related injuries.  We’ve created an environment where teamwork is foundational and camaraderie is supreme.


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“Brian leads a genuine successful veteran-run business! I was remarkably impressed by the quality of craftsmanship of their products. Flags of Valor represent patriotism and integrity. I highly recommend their products!”  Paul de Souza, CSFI Founder 


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Career Thoughts

I am humbled and honored to have the opportunity to manage and run one of the biggest and most active forums on the Internet dealing with cyber warfare and cyber security – CSFI (The Cyber Security Forum Initiative). With over 16 years of cyber security experience, I continue to actively raise Cyber Warfare/Cyber Security awareness worldwide. I have worked as a Chief Security Engineer for AT&T, where I designed and approved secure networks for MSS. I have also consulted for several governments, military and private institutions on best network security practices throughout my career.

CSFI and its divisions CSFI-CWD (Cyber Warfare Division), CSFI-LPD (Law and Policy Division) and CSFI-WD (Wireless Division) continue to grow and expand with more than 60,000 information security members.

One of my personal goals is to serve our security community to the best of my abilities, in the protection and defense of our American national security interests, the American people, and that of our international partners. I am always ready to serve and to give of my time and skills to help our society with the growing problems we experience in cyberspace. I thank God and my family for the opportunities I have had in life and the most precious of all opportunities, which is the chance to serve others. I love what I do, and I appreciate all the support I have received from friends, family and our CSFI members.


Paul de Souza, CSFI Founder Director

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