From 12R Interior Electrician to Entrepreneur: How Military Training Paves the Way for Success

As a former 12R Interior Electrician in the US Army, you have gained a wealth of knowledge and skills that are not only useful for your military career but also for your future entrepreneurial ventures. From the rigorous and demanding basic training to the advanced skills training, the military has equipped you with the necessary tools to excel in any industry.

During basic training, you learned discipline, teamwork, and attention to detail, all of which are critical to success as an entrepreneur. You also gained the ability to adapt to new situations and work under pressure, skills that are invaluable in the fast-paced world of business. Your advanced skills training as an Interior Electrician further developed your technical knowledge, problem-solving skills, and the ability to work with complex electrical systems. These skills are directly transferable to a variety of industries, including construction, electrical contracting, and even green energy.

As an entrepreneur, you can use the skills you acquired in the military to run a successful business. Here are the top five reasons why your military training sets you up for success in entrepreneurship:

  1. Discipline: Running a business requires discipline, especially when it comes to managing your time and finances. Your military training has instilled in you the importance of staying organized, following schedules, and sticking to budgets.

  2. Attention to detail: Your advanced training as an Interior Electrician has honed your attention to detail, which is critical in running a business. You know how to identify potential problems and take action to prevent them from becoming larger issues.

  3. Problem-solving: As an entrepreneur, you will face many challenges and obstacles. However, your military training has taught you how to think on your feet, make quick decisions, and find creative solutions to problems.

  4. Teamwork: Running a business often requires collaboration with others. Your military training has emphasized the importance of teamwork and has taught you how to work effectively with others to achieve a common goal.

  5. Adaptability: Entrepreneurship is constantly changing, and you must be able to adapt to new situations and challenges. Your military training has taught you how to quickly adapt to new environments and adjust to new circumstances.

By utilizing your military training and skills, you have the potential to run a successful and thriving business. We encourage you to take the next step in your entrepreneurial journey by signing up with Veterans First Watch. This organization provides support and resources for veterans looking to start their own business, and can help connect you with other veterans who have already found success in entrepreneurship.

Start your entrepreneurial journey today, and let your military training be the foundation for your success. With hard work and dedication, you can turn your vision for a business into a reality.