From Flight Attendant to Entrepreneur: How Military Skills Transformed My Career

Being a Flight Attendant in the US Air Force requires a unique set of skills, from attention to detail to teamwork and leadership. For those who served in this role, the transition to entrepreneurship can be a natural one, as the skills learned in the military can be applied to a variety of business ventures.

My journey as a 1A6X1 Flight Attendant began in basic training, where I learned the importance of being organized and efficient. This training instilled in me the discipline and focus necessary to perform well under pressure, a skill that would later prove invaluable as an entrepreneur.

After basic training, I received advanced skills training in the areas of safety and security, customer service, and teamwork. These skills were honed through hands-on experience in a real-world setting, which allowed me to understand the nuances of working with customers and managing a team effectively.

As an entrepreneur, these skills have proven to be invaluable. For example, my attention to detail has helped me ensure that all aspects of my business are running smoothly and efficiently, from finances to marketing. My customer service skills have helped me build strong relationships with my clients, and my teamwork skills have allowed me to build a strong and dedicated team of employees.

The top 5 skills I received in my job as a Flight Attendant and have used in entrepreneurship include:

  1. Attention to detail
  2. Customer service
  3. Teamwork
  4. Leadership
  5. Problem-solving

In addition to these skills, my military background has also taught me the importance of being adaptable and flexible, which is a critical trait for any entrepreneur. I have learned to be resilient in the face of adversity and to always strive for excellence, no matter what challenges come my way.

As a veteran entrepreneur, I am proud to be a part of Veterans First Watch, a community of veterans who are succeeding in the world of business. Through this organization, I have found support and resources to help me grow and succeed in my new venture.

In conclusion, my journey as a Flight Attendant in the US Air Force has provided me with a wealth of skills and experiences that have prepared me for success as an entrepreneur. Whether you are just starting out or have been in business for a while, I encourage you to explore the opportunities available through Veterans First Watch and to tap into the wealth of skills and experiences that you gained through your military service.