The roots of NEMO date back to the 1980s when MG Paul Vallely became one of the first two candidates for the position of Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict (SOLIC) provided for under new legislation, which lead to the creation of Joint Special Operations Command in 1988. MG Vallely was also involved with the staff study for Army Special Operations examining structure, training, budget and development of new weapons systems for strategic and tactical special operation missions. He has remained committed to developing modern war fighting strategies and has published many articles on the subject of current military and special operation requirements. NEMO is based on his experience and background and the concept of designing and manufacturing of evolving weapon systems. MG Vallely partnered with Kirk Leopold and Clint Walker on individual projects before the group realized its collective resources in military, law enforcement and private sectors – NEMO was born.
Although in its infancy as a company, NEMO has already had a great deal of traction in the military and federal law enforcement and is currently working on special weapons projects with the CIA, U.S. Navy SEALs and the Pentagon.
NEMO currently has weapons in the AR 10 and AR 15 platforms with calibers including .223, .308 and
.300 Blackout, with research and development pending in the 6.8 SPC caliber platform.