From Mortarman to Entrepreneur: How My US Marine Corps Training Paved the Way to Success

As a 0341 Mortarman in the US Marine Corps, I was taught discipline, leadership, and the importance of adapting to new challenges. These skills were honed and refined through rigorous basic training and advanced skills training. These skills and experiences have not only made me a better soldier, but also a successful entrepreneur.

During basic training, I learned how to work as a team, follow orders, and stay focused under pressure. These skills have translated directly into my business, where I now work with a team of employees, delegate tasks, and handle stressful situations with ease.

My advanced skills training taught me how to operate, maintain, and fire the M224 60mm mortar system. This job required attention to detail, quick thinking, and the ability to make decisions under pressure. These skills have been invaluable in my business, where I have to make split-second decisions and remain focused on the task at hand.

The military has also instilled in me a strong work ethic, attention to detail, and a sense of accountability. In my business, I hold myself and my employees to these high standards, which has led to our success.

The top 5 reasons my military training has succeeded in entrepreneurship are:

  1. Discipline: The military taught me discipline, which I apply to my business by setting goals and sticking to them, no matter what.

  2. Teamwork: In the military, I learned the importance of working as a team, which I now apply to my business by working with my employees to achieve our common goals.

  3. Adaptability: The military trains you to adapt to new situations, which has been a key factor in my ability to navigate the ever-changing landscape of entrepreneurship.

  4. Attention to detail: My training as a Mortarman taught me to pay close attention to detail, which I now apply to my business by ensuring every aspect of my operations is running smoothly.

  5. Strong work ethic: The military instilled in me a strong work ethic, which has translated into my business as I am always willing to put in the extra effort to achieve success.

Now, as a proud member of Veterans First Watch, I am continuing to build my business and succeed in this new venture. This organization provides resources and support for veterans looking to start their own businesses, and I am grateful for the opportunities it has given me.

In conclusion, my training as a 0341 Mortarman in the US Marine Corps has been invaluable in my journey as an entrepreneur. The skills and experiences I gained have translated directly into success in my business, and I would not be where I am today without my military background. If you are a veteran looking to start your own business, I encourage you to sign up with Veterans First Watch and make the most of the resources and support available to you.