From 0844 Field Artillery Fire Control Man to Entrepreneur: How My Military Training Has Propelled My Success

As a former 0844 Field Artillery Fire Control Man in the US Marine Corps, I was trained to work under pressure, think critically, and lead a team. Little did I know, these skills would later serve me well in my entrepreneurial journey.

I remember those fun-filled days of basic training, where I learned the fundamentals of working as a team and the importance of attention to detail. These skills have proven to be invaluable in my entrepreneurial journey, where I had to rely on my team and be precise in my decision making.

My advanced skills training as a 0844 Field Artillery Fire Control Man taught me to be a problem solver and think creatively. I was responsible for ensuring the accuracy of field artillery fire and relaying orders to the crew. This type of work required quick thinking, precise calculations, and effective communication skills. These skills have translated well into my entrepreneurial journey, where I have to make quick decisions, effectively communicate with my team, and find innovative solutions to problems.

Here are the top five reasons why my military training has helped me succeed as an entrepreneur:

  1. Leadership: I have learned to lead by example and delegate tasks effectively, skills that have helped me build a strong team in my business.

  2. Attention to detail: In the military, I was trained to pay attention to even the smallest details, which has helped me ensure that my business runs smoothly and efficiently.

  3. Problem-solving skills: The military taught me to think critically and find solutions to complex problems, which I have applied to my business to overcome challenges.

  4. Time management: In the military, I learned to manage my time effectively and prioritize tasks, which has helped me balance my workload and grow my business.

  5. Communication skills: The military taught me to communicate clearly and effectively, which has helped me communicate my vision to my team and build strong relationships with my customers.

In conclusion, I would highly recommend that all veterans consider using their military skills to become entrepreneurs. I have found great success in my business and I am proud to be a part of the growing community of veterans who are using their skills to create successful businesses. If you are a veteran and looking for resources to help you start or grow your business, I encourage you to sign up with Veterans First Watch. They offer a wide range of resources and support to help veterans succeed in the business world. I am proud to say that I am succeeding in the new business I created and I am grateful for the skills and training I received in the military.