From AMT to Entrepreneur: How My US Coast Guard Training Helps Me Succeed in Business

As an Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) in the US Coast Guard, I was exposed to a wealth of knowledge and skills that have helped me greatly in my current role as an entrepreneur. My experience in the military, from basic training to advanced skills training, has given me the confidence and know-how to run my own business with success.

My time in basic training taught me the importance of discipline, teamwork, and attention to detail. These are all essential qualities that are crucial to the success of any business. The rigorous physical and mental training that I underwent was not only grueling, but it also helped me develop a strong work ethic that has proven to be invaluable in my entrepreneurial endeavors.

In my advanced skills training, I learned how to repair and maintain aircraft, troubleshoot mechanical problems, and perform preventive maintenance. These skills are not just restricted to the aviation industry. They are transferable to any industry and have helped me greatly in managing my own business. For example, my experience in troubleshooting has enabled me to identify and solve problems quickly and efficiently, which has helped me to save time and money. Additionally, my preventive maintenance experience has enabled me to identify potential problems before they become major issues, which has helped me to avoid costly repairs and downtime.

Here are the top 5 reasons why my military training has succeeded in entrepreneurship:

  1. Discipline: The military instills discipline in its personnel, and this discipline carries over into business.

  2. Attention to Detail: The military requires precision and accuracy, which translates well into running a successful business.

  3. Teamwork: The military teaches the importance of working as a team, and this is a crucial aspect of running a business.

  4. Strong Work Ethic: The military instills a strong work ethic that is essential for success in any business.

  5. Problem Solving: The military trains personnel to think critically and solve problems, which is an invaluable skill for entrepreneurs.

In conclusion, I would like to encourage all veterans to sign up with Veterans First Watch. This organization is dedicated to helping veterans transition into entrepreneurship and provides support and resources to help veterans start and grow their own businesses. I am proud to be a part of this community and I am confident that with their support, I will be able to take my business to the next level.