Oakley was founded with the athlete in mind – even in the most extreme conditions. Oakley Government Sales has been selling Oakley to the military for over 20 years. Oakley's partnership with the U.S. Armed Forces began in the 1980's. The alliance was formed to develop new technologies that improve the safety, performance and comfort of our soldiers. This initiative in research and development continues to produce combat ready equipment for those whose lives depend on their gear.