The History of The

RMA Legacy

RMA (which stands for the company founder’s daughters Renee, Meghan, and Alexis) was founded by Blake Waldrop, a US Marine (2001-2005) and a sworn police officer (2007-2013). Blake knows what it’s like to wear body armor and put your life into a product’s hands and it’s his mission to design and produce the highest quality armor at the most affordable prices.

Here at RMA, we did something unique; took the concept of a body armor plate and made changes to every detailed part. We changed materials, adhesives, ceramics, and more. Every part – down to the thread – was analyzed and made better through science and chemistry. The end result? A record-breaking ballistic plate that outperforms every competitor in the industry. Why go to great lengths to make such a product that’s costly, and labor-intensive? Because it’s our passion to make a product you can truly put your life behind.

RMA was borne of the BLUE and it's our passion to protect the BLUE
RMA Thrives To Be

Industry Leaders

Here at RMA, we don’t just claim to have the customer in mind when engineering our products – we’ve proven it. RMA has invested just over $4.5 million dollars into our products, ensuring we’re the leaders in the industry.

RMA owns and operates a 20,000 square foot factory in Centerville, Iowa where all of our armor plates are manufactured from raw material to final product. Please stop by for a tour! We give tours on a daily basis and would be honored to show you – our customer – the products we produce.


Our Company Credentials

Meet The Team

Blake Waldrop Chief Executive Officer


Adam Ruff VP, Sales & Marketing


Drake Pasa Program Manager


Stacy Lear Accounting and Billing


Geniveive Yeater Production Manager


Cory Clark Customer Service