From Combat Videographer to Entrepreneur: The Success Story of a Marine Corps Veteran

As a former 4671 Combat Videographer in the US Marine Corps, I have had the privilege of learning and developing skills that have not only served me well during my time in service, but also in my new career as an entrepreneur.

Basic training in the military was grueling, but also filled with fun and camaraderie as I learned how to work as a team and push myself physically and mentally. My advanced skills training as a Combat Videographer was equally challenging, but also rewarding as I learned how to operate various video and audio equipment, as well as how to capture, edit, and produce high-quality video content. This training not only prepared me for the demands of the job, but also gave me the foundation I needed to succeed as an entrepreneur.

In entrepreneurship, the skills I learned in the military have proven to be invaluable. From the discipline I learned in basic training to the technical skills I honed as a Combat Videographer, I am able to approach my business with the same level of focus, dedication, and attention to detail that I brought to my job in the military. This has allowed me to successfully run my own business and achieve success in my new career.

There are five key reasons why my military training has been so successful in my new career as an entrepreneur.

  1. Attention to detail. My training as a Combat Videographer taught me how to pay close attention to even the smallest details when capturing, editing, and producing video content. This same level of attention to detail has served me well in my business as I ensure that every aspect of my operations is executed with precision.

  2. Teamwork. In the military, I learned how to work as part of a team and collaborate with others to achieve a common goal. This has translated into my business as I work with my team to ensure that we are all pulling in the same direction and working towards a shared vision.

  3. Adaptability. In the military, I was required to be adaptable and ready to handle whatever challenges came my way. This same level of adaptability has served me well in my business as I am able to pivot and adjust my strategies as needed to overcome obstacles and achieve success.

  4. Leadership. My training in the military taught me how to lead by example and to inspire and motivate others to achieve their best. This has proven to be an important skill in my business as I lead my team and help them to achieve their full potential.

  5. Resilience. In the military, I learned how to be resilient and to persevere in the face of adversity. This same level of resilience has served me well in my business as I have been able to overcome challenges and setbacks and keep pushing forward towards success.

In conclusion, I am proud to be part of the Veterans First Watch community, where I have been able to connect with other veterans and entrepreneurs who share my passion for success. I encourage all veterans to explore the opportunities available through Veterans First Watch, as I am confident that you too will find the support, resources, and tools you need to achieve success in your own business ventures.