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About the Product

A retired U.S. Navy Master Chief and his wife, a retired U.S. Navy Senior Chief with a combined 42 years military experience, created the Medals & Ribbons Organizer to help preserve that "brand new" appearance for all military uniform devices.

The Medals & Ribbons Organizer reduces the chance of losing uniform devices and helps to eliminate wear and tear. No more running around at the last minute looking for uniform devices before inspections and military ceremonies. Keep all your uniform items neatly and in one place.

The Medals & Ribbons Organizer will hold everything from belt buckles and gloves to shoulder boards and cap devices as well as all your dress uniform medals and ribbons and your daily wear ribbons.

Over ten years of commitment, conceptualization, research, and testing, has fine-tuned this product to meet the needs of the military and first responders.

After conducting several focus groups to test the viability and sale ability of this product and to test consumer reaction to pricing and overall design, we found very favorable results within a very conservative audience - the men and women of the U.S. military. Eighty six percent of active duty military members surveyed said there was a need for our product! They noted they would buy our product if it was on the market and they would recommend it to coworkers.

Our product can be found in Marine Corp Exchanges across the U.S., including Hawaii, at Marlow White Uniforms in Leavenworth, Kansas and at select military shops on the east coast.

About Us

After both John and Sheree retired from the U.S. Navy, they created Keen Totes, Inc. from an idea John had well over 15 years ago. The acronym "Keen" actually comes from the names of John's first two children, Kallie and Eric and from John and Sheree's children together, Eli and Noah.

In addition to Keen Totes, Inc., both work full time in other positions. John enjoys working as a custom cabinet maker in Fernandina Beach, Florida and Sheree works as an office manager at a local accounting firm in Jacksonville, Florida. Taking advantage of the Post 9/11 GI Bill Sheree also attends school full time, pursuing a B.S. in Psychology.

They look forward to moving west someday, where it's nice and cool!

MMCM (DV/SW) John R. Lesch


  • RTC Orlando Florida 1976 (Recruit)
  • Nuclear Power School Orlando Florida 1977 (MM3)
  • USS SELLERS (DDG-11) Charleston South Carolina 1978 – 1979 (MM3)
  • Second Class Dive School Little Creek Virginia 1979 (MM3/DV)
  • USS HOLLAND (AS-32) Holy Loch Scotland 1979 – 1982 (MM2/DV)
  • USS HUNLEY (AS-31) Holy Loch Scotland 1982 (11 months) (MM2/DV)
  • NDSTC Panama City Florida 1983 (3 months) (MM2/DV)
  • FASOTRAGRULANT DET Jacksonville FL 1983 -1985 (MM1/DV)
  • SIMA Guantanamo Bay Cuba 1985 – 1986 (MMC/DV)
  • NRLSITEDET SEA COMP Port Hueneme California 1986 – 1990 (MMC/DV)
  • USS GRAPPLE (ARS-53) Little Creek Virginia 1990 – 1992 (MMCS/DV/SW)
  • MOBDIVSALU TWO Little Creek Virginia 1992 – 1994 (MMCS/DV/SW)
  • SIMA Guantanamo Bay Cuba 1994 – 1995 (MMCM/DV/SW)
  • Naval Station Ingleside Texas 1996 – 1999 (MMCM/SW)
  • Retired from the U.S. Navy after 22 years of active duty in February 1999.

YNCS (AW) Sheree E. Lesch


  • RTC Orlando Florida 1983 (Recruit)
  • NSAP Norfolk Virginia 1984 – 1985 (YN3)
  • SHAPE Mons Belgium 1985 – 1987 (YN2)
  • COMSTRIKFORSOUTH Naples Italy 1988 – 1991 (YN1)
  • DIA Pentagon Washington D.C. 1991 – 1994 (YN1)
  • SIMA Guantanamo Bay Cuba 1994 – 1995 (YN1)
  • PERSUPP DET Guantanamo Bay Cuba 1995 – 1996 (YN1)
  • HM-15 Corpus Christi Texas 1996 – 1999 (YNC/AW)
  • RTC Great Lakes Illinois, Recruit Division Commander 1999 – 2002 (YNC/AW)(MTS)
  • ODC American Embassy Canberra Australia 2002 – 2004 (YNCS/AW)(MTS)
  • Retired from the U.S. Navy after 20 years of active duty in August 2004.
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