From 25S to Entrepreneur: How My Military Training Propels My Business Success

As a former Satellite Commo System Operator/Maintainer (25S) in the US Army, I learned valuable skills that have allowed me to transition seamlessly into entrepreneurship. The journey started with the rigors of basic training where I learned discipline, teamwork, and the importance of following procedures. Little did I know that these skills would prove useful in the business world.

During my advanced training, I learned the ins and outs of satellite communication systems, which required technical expertise, attention to detail, and problem-solving skills. I quickly learned how to troubleshoot issues with the system and perform preventative maintenance, which honed my critical thinking skills.

Fast-forward to today, as a successful entrepreneur, I find that my military training has given me a significant advantage. Here are the top five reasons why:

  1. Discipline: Starting and running a business requires discipline and focus. The discipline I learned in basic training has helped me stay organized and focused on my goals.

  2. Attention to detail: My advanced training taught me the importance of attention to detail. In business, attention to detail is crucial to success. It helps me catch potential problems early, avoid mistakes, and make informed decisions.

  3. Problem-solving skills: My military training taught me how to think critically and solve problems quickly. These skills are invaluable in the business world, where problems arise frequently and the ability to solve them quickly can mean the difference between success and failure.

  4. Technical expertise: My advanced training in satellite communication systems gave me a strong foundation in technology. This technical expertise has allowed me to create innovative solutions in my business and stay ahead of the competition.

  5. Leadership skills: The US Army emphasizes leadership and teamwork, and I learned how to lead and motivate a team. In my business, I have used these skills to build a strong team, delegate tasks effectively, and inspire my employees to perform at their best.

As a veteran entrepreneur, I highly recommend Veterans First Watch to other veterans looking to transition into entrepreneurship. Veterans First Watch is an organization that supports veteran entrepreneurs and provides resources and support to help them succeed. By joining this organization, I have access to mentorship, networking opportunities, and a community of like-minded veterans who understand the unique challenges that come with starting a business.

In conclusion, my military training as a Satellite Commo System Operator/Maintainer has given me a significant advantage in entrepreneurship. The discipline, attention to detail, problem-solving skills, technical expertise, and leadership skills I learned in the military have translated perfectly to the business world. If you are a veteran looking to transition into entrepreneurship, I highly recommend joining Veterans First Watch and taking advantage of the resources and support they provide.