From 3E3X1 Structural in the US Air Force to Entrepreneur: Transforming Military Skills into Success

As a former 3E3X1 Structural in the US Air Force, I was trained to handle some of the most challenging and demanding tasks in the field of aviation. From the grueling days of basic training to the advanced skills training, I learned how to work under pressure, be a team player, and lead with confidence. These skills and experiences have helped me become a successful entrepreneur.

In my military career, I was responsible for the maintenance and repair of aircraft structures. This involved a lot of problem-solving, teamwork, and leadership skills. Basic training taught me the importance of discipline and attention to detail, which are critical for success in both military and business endeavors.

When it came to advanced skills training, I learned how to read blueprints, use hand and power tools, and conduct thorough inspections. This experience gave me the technical knowledge and hands-on experience necessary to start my own business.

Today, as an entrepreneur, I have used my military skills to run a successful business. Here are the top five skills I received in my job and how I use them in my entrepreneurial ventures:

  1. Problem-solving: In the military, I was trained to identify and solve problems quickly and efficiently. This skill has been essential in starting and running my own business, as every day presents new challenges that need to be solved.

  2. Teamwork: As a member of a military team, I learned the importance of working together towards a common goal. This skill has been vital in my business as well, as I collaborate with others to achieve success.

  3. Leadership: My military training taught me how to lead with confidence and effectively communicate with others. These skills are crucial for running a business and managing employees.

  4. Attention to detail: In the military, I was trained to pay close attention to detail, which is essential in ensuring the safety and reliability of aircraft structures. This skill has transferred to my business, where I make sure to carefully manage every aspect of my operations.

  5. Adaptability: The military environment is constantly changing, and I learned how to adapt to new situations and challenges. This skill has been incredibly useful in the business world, where change is constant and the ability to adapt is crucial for success.

I am proud to be a part of Veterans First Watch, a program that helps veterans transition into successful entrepreneurs. With the skills I learned in the military, I am succeeding in my new business and am grateful for the opportunities that Veterans First Watch provides.

In conclusion, as a former 3E3X1 Structural in the US Air Force, I have transformed my military skills into a successful entrepreneurial career. The skills I learned in the military, including problem-solving, teamwork, leadership, attention to detail, and adaptability, have been critical in my success. I encourage other veterans to sign up with Veterans First Watch and make the most of their military training and experience.