Kevin S. Bemel

Kevin Bemel is the president of the Bemel Companies, which provide trust and estate administration, financial and real estate management, startup and early stage company advisory services, and media project production.

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Kevin ran his own commercial real estate company for 20 years beginning in 1986. During that time, he was involved in managing, transacting, or consulting on over $1 billion of industrial, retail, hospitality, gaming, and residential income property in the western and southern United States, the mountain region, and Alaska.

Kevin’s personal military decorations include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with three Gold Stars, Army Achievement Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, and Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal.

In 2010 he received the Order of Appreciation Medal from the Scouting Association of Japan for his work developing fellowship between Japanese and American scouts. In addition, Kevin has received numerous civic commendations, Boy Scouts awards, academic citations, and held many community and nonprofit board positions.

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The WAY to WOW Shows

Kevin is the producer and host of The WAY to WOW Shows, currently broadcasting on YouTube, LinkedIn, Facebook, X, and several other platforms, provide the ideas and inspiration people need, whether beginning their life’s journey or making their next iteration, to create a path forward.  

Hosts interview experts and innovators in the areas of personal finances & wealth building, entrepreneurship, job-hunting, relationship growth, mindset, and health optimization, as well as presenting segments highlighting hobbies and intellectual pursuits.  

Based on the 3 Pillars of Attainment , it is the outgrowth of the system he created during his 30 years of business experience and 16 years as a rabbi in the U.S. Navy, to help viewers craft a compelling identity, live healthier lives, improve their personal and work relationships, and accelerate professional and financial success.


The 8 Deadly Sins of Job Hunting – Veterans’ Edition

His first book, The 8 Deadly Sins of Job Hunting – Veterans’ Edition, guides military people facing the daunting challenge of finding employment is an outgrowth of an intimate knowledge of military people’s needs, demonstrated success in the civilian business world, and decades of pedagogical experience.

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Navy Reserves

In August 2012, Kevin transferred to the Selected Reserve. As a reservist, he did active duty tours as Command Chaplain at Submarine Squadron 11, Naval Base Point Loma, California, and at Airborne Command, Control and Logistics Wind, Pt. Mugu, California where he was promoted to Lieutenant Commander.

Active Duty

In March 2010, Kevin was assigned to Carrier Air Wing Fourteen, Naval Air Station, Lemoore, California as Command Chaplain. During this tour he provided pastoral care to over 1,300 Sailors and Marines at five locations in two states and during a seven-month deployment in support of Operations TOMODACHI, NEW DAWN, ENDURING FREEDOM and Maritime Security.

Joins the Navy

After receiving rabbinical ordination, Kevin was commissioned into the Chaplain Corps, United States Navy in August 2006. After completing Officer Indoctrination School, where he was awarded the Captain George P. Smith, USN Leadership Award, he was assigned to Marine Corps Base, Camp Smedley D. Butler, Okinawa, Japan.  

Eighteen months later, he was made Acting Deputy Base Chaplain, a senior officer billet, while continuing to perform his ministerial duties and serving as Supply Officer, overseeing contracts, procurement, and travel; Brig Chaplain; and Unit Chaplain for the 3rd Dental Battalion.

Teaching & Training

For over 40 years, throughout his schooling and civilian and military careers, Kevin worked as an educator and administrator developing and delivering training live, via manuals, on video, and online through a variety of organizations including the United States Marine Corps, the United States Navy, the United States Army, UCLA Extension, the American Heart Association, Real Estate Trainers, the United Jewish Appeal, and University Synagogue Religious School.  Subjects included ethics and professional standards, suicide prevention, personal finances, and real estate investment analysis.