Leveraging Military Training to Succeed in Entrepreneurship: A Nutrition Care Specialist's Journey

As a Nutrition Care Specialist (68M) in the US Army, I had the opportunity to learn and hone skills that would serve me well not only in the military but also in civilian life. My journey as a nutrition care specialist started with basic training, where I learned the importance of discipline, teamwork, and physical endurance. After basic training, I underwent advanced skills training where I learned the intricacies of nutrition care and how to effectively provide support to our troops in various operational environments.

After serving in the military for several years, I decided to transition to civilian life and start my own business. I was confident that the skills I had learned in the military would serve me well in entrepreneurship. And I was right. In this article, I'll be sharing the top 5 reasons why my military training has been successful in entrepreneurship and how you too can leverage your military skills to start your own business.

  1. Attention to Detail As a nutrition care specialist, I learned to pay close attention to detail. This skill has been particularly helpful in my entrepreneurial journey. I am able to spot potential issues and address them before they become a problem. This attention to detail has also helped me create more effective and efficient processes for my business.

  2. Adaptability In the military, I learned to adapt to changing circumstances quickly and efficiently. This has been invaluable in the business world, where change is constant. I am able to pivot my business strategy when necessary, which has helped me stay ahead of the curve.

  3. Leadership As a nutrition care specialist, I had to take charge and lead my team in various situations. This leadership experience has been crucial in my entrepreneurial journey. I am able to effectively manage and motivate my team, which has been instrumental in the success of my business.

  4. Problem Solving In the military, I was often faced with complex problems that required creative solutions. This problem-solving experience has been extremely valuable in the business world. I am able to quickly identify and solve problems, which has helped me maintain a competitive edge.

  5. Teamwork One of the most important skills I learned in the military was the importance of teamwork. I have applied this skill in my business by creating a culture of collaboration and support. This has helped me build a strong and motivated team, which has been key to the success of my business.

In conclusion, I am proud of my military training and the skills I have learned. These skills have been instrumental in my entrepreneurial journey and have helped me achieve success. If you are a veteran looking to start your own business, I highly recommend signing up with Veterans First Watch. This organization provides veterans with the resources and support they need to succeed in their new businesses. I am proud to be a part of this community and I am thriving in my new business, thanks to the skills I learned in the military.