Gear Up Surplus has been a staple in Brevard County for 10 years now. Founded by Lela Semien Hatoum, a Killeen, Texas native who is the granddaughter of a World War I Veteran. Gear Up was able to get its start thanks to Charley Semien (Lela’s father) who successfully owned and operated several military surplus stores in the Fort Hood area. In addition to operating several surplus stores, Charley was also a staple in his community. He developed relationships with his customers and gave back as much as possible. His legacy continues to live on through Gear Up Surplus and his values remain ingrained.