From 0312 Riverine Assault Craft Crewman to Entrepreneur: How US Marine Corps Training Translates to Business Success

As a former 0312 Riverine Assault Craft Crewman in the US Marine Corps, I know firsthand the level of discipline, focus, and determination that it takes to succeed in this demanding role. The skills I learned in basic training and advanced skills training have not only prepared me for combat, but also for a successful career in entrepreneurship.

Basic training in the US Marine Corps is intense and rigorous. We learned how to work as a team, to follow orders, and to endure the physical and mental challenges that come with serving in the military. These skills are invaluable in the business world as well. Entrepreneurs must be able to work well with others, to make decisions quickly, and to persevere in the face of obstacles.

In advanced skills training, I learned how to operate and maintain Riverine Assault Crafts, which required a high level of technical expertise and attention to detail. This training has been invaluable in my new career as an entrepreneur. In the business world, I must be able to handle complex tasks, manage multiple projects, and stay focused on the details to ensure success.

One of the biggest advantages of my military training is the ability to work under pressure. As a 0312 Riverine Assault Craft Crewman, I was often called upon to complete missions in dangerous and challenging environments. This experience has taught me how to handle stress, make quick decisions, and stay calm under pressure. These skills are essential in the world of business, where deadlines, budgets, and competitive pressures are a constant reality.

Here are the top five reasons why my military training has been a huge asset in my new career as an entrepreneur:

  1. Teamwork: I learned how to work as a cohesive unit, with each member relying on one another to succeed. In business, this same principle applies. Whether working with employees, partners, or customers, successful entrepreneurs must be able to build and lead a strong team.

  2. Leadership: My time in the military taught me how to lead by example and to motivate others to reach their full potential. In the business world, this skill is critical for success. Entrepreneurs must be able to inspire and guide their employees to achieve their goals.

  3. Adaptability: The military is an ever-changing environment, and I learned how to adapt quickly to new situations and challenges. In the business world, this same ability to adapt and change quickly is essential for success.

  4. Attention to detail: As a Riverine Assault Craft Crewman, I was required to be meticulous in my work and to pay close attention to detail. This skill has proven to be invaluable in the world of business, where success often depends on paying attention to the details.

  5. Resilience: My time in the military taught me how to persevere and to never give up, even in the face of adversity. This resilience has been critical in my new career as an entrepreneur, where success often requires perseverance and determination.

I highly recommend that all veterans consider entrepreneurship as a career path. Whether starting your own business or investing in one, your military training will give you the skills and knowledge you need to succeed. To further support my fellow veterans, I have joined Veterans First Watch, a community of veterans who are committed to helping one another succeed in their post-military careers. I am proud to be a part of this community and I am confident that, with the support of my fellow veterans, I will be able to achieve great success in my new business.