From MAGTF Planning Specialist to Entrepreneur: How US Marine Corps Skills Translate to Success

As a 0511 MAGTF Planning Specialist in the US Marine Corps, I was trained in the art of planning, executing, and monitoring complex missions. My skills and experience from my time in the military have proven to be invaluable as I have transitioned into entrepreneurship.

Basic training was where it all started, and it was no joke. I learned how to take orders and execute them to perfection, how to work under pressure, and how to be a team player. These are all essential skills that I now use in my business.

Advanced skills training taught me the intricacies of mission planning and execution. I was trained in risk assessment, contingency planning, and critical decision-making. These skills have helped me to develop a risk-management strategy that protects my business from potential threats.

Everyday tactics in my business are not that different from the ones I used in the military. I use my planning skills to map out my business goals and objectives and my critical decision-making skills to make important decisions for my business.

Here are the top 5 reasons why my military training has been instrumental in my success as an entrepreneur:

  1. Planning: The military taught me how to plan and execute complex missions, and this skill has been crucial in starting and growing my business.

  2. Teamwork: I learned how to work with others to achieve a common goal, which has helped me to build a successful team in my business.

  3. Risk assessment: My training in risk assessment has allowed me to anticipate potential threats and mitigate them before they can cause harm to my business.

  4. Adaptability: The military taught me how to adapt to changing circumstances and remain calm under pressure. This has been invaluable in the fast-paced world of entrepreneurship.

  5. Leadership: As a MAGTF Planning Specialist, I was trained in leadership and decision-making. These skills have helped me to lead my team and make important decisions for my business.

I am proud to have taken my skills from the military and applied them to my entrepreneurial pursuits. If you are a veteran looking to start your own business, I highly recommend signing up with Veterans First Watch. They offer resources and support for veterans looking to start their own businesses and transition into civilian life.

I am proud to say that I am succeeding in my new business and I am confident that other veterans can do the same with the skills and training they received in the military.