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Garmin Dealer Reaches Out to the Military

28 March 2013 @ 9:27 AM  / Customer Stories / Marine Blog /

Photo[5]After retiring from the US Marine Corps after 23 years of service and 7 years on the Henrico County (VA) police force, Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Strohman continues to reach out to those in the military and law enforcement.  Recently, Strohman, owner of Strohman Enterprise, outfitted a Defiance 25 with Garmin marine products and with a special purpose in mind.  

Being a dealer and strong advocate of Garmin products, Strohman commissioned the boat to demonstrate the simplicity and user-friendliness of the Garmin marine line to different branches of the military and law enforcement.

These demonstrations, which are usually given on Chesapeake Bay near Gwen’s Photo[2]Island, are designed to provide further insight into how the products work and function.  They also serve to spark conversation as to how the equipment could be used in real-life scenarios like search and rescue missions.  

“Any law enforcement agency who is interested in a demonstration can see the Garmin products in action,” said Strohman.  “I hope to bring more visibility to the Garmin brand and help anyone on active duty understand how to use these products and understand the benefits that they offer.”

Strohman has scheduled a large number of guests for demonstrations who have expressed interest in the capabilities of Garmin marine equipment over their currently installed hardware. 

PhotoEquipped on Strohman’s boat is a GPSMAP 7212 MFD chartplotter, GMR 24 HD radar, AIS 600 transceiver, VHF 200 radio, GSD 24 sounder box and GHP 20 marine autopilot.  It’s also equipped with the latest propulsion BF 250 four-stroke V-6 outboard from Honda Marine.  Photo[4]

Marine Electronics of Hartfield, a dealer located in Virginia, performed the installation for Strohman.  For more information about government agency demonstrations, visit


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