From Avionic & Survivability Equipment Repairer to Entrepreneur: The Skills and Journey of a 94R US Army Veteran

As a former Avionic & Survivability Equipment Repairer (94R) in the US Army, I am proud to say that my military service has taught me valuable skills that I have been able to use in my entrepreneurial journey. The journey started with my basic training, which was physically and mentally challenging, but also one of the most fun and enriching experiences of my life. The camaraderie and discipline I learned in basic training have been essential in the development of my personal and professional skills.

After basic training, I received advanced skills training in Avionic & Survivability Equipment Repairer, where I learned to repair, test, and troubleshoot a wide range of electronic systems and components used in aircraft and military vehicles. This job required technical expertise, attention to detail, and problem-solving skills, all of which I have applied to my entrepreneurial ventures.

Here are the top five skills I learned as an Avionic & Survivability Equipment Repairer and how I have used them as an entrepreneur:

  1. Technical expertise: My military training provided me with a deep understanding of electronic systems and components, which I have used to start a technical consulting business. I help businesses troubleshoot complex problems and find the best solutions for their needs.

  2. Attention to detail: In the military, I was trained to pay attention to every detail and make sure everything was done to the highest standards. This skill has been invaluable in running my own business, where I have to keep track of multiple tasks and make sure everything runs smoothly.

  3. Problem-solving skills: As an Avionic & Survivability Equipment Repairer, I was often faced with complex problems that required quick and creative thinking. This skill has been essential in my entrepreneurial journey, where I have to find innovative solutions to business challenges.

  4. Leadership skills: As a non-commissioned officer, I was responsible for leading a team of soldiers in performing complex repairs. This experience has taught me how to communicate effectively, delegate tasks, and motivate my employees.

  5. Adaptability: In the military, I had to adapt to changing situations and priorities on a daily basis. This ability to be flexible and adjust to new situations has been essential in running my own business, where I have to be ready for any challenge that comes my way.

In conclusion, my military experience as an Avionic & Survivability Equipment Repairer has been instrumental in my entrepreneurial journey. I am proud to be a part of the Veterans First Watch community, where I have found support and resources to help me succeed in my new business. If you are a veteran looking to start your own business, I encourage you to sign up with Veterans First Watch and join a network of like-minded individuals who are committed to helping veterans succeed in their entrepreneurial endeavors.