From Radiologist Specialist (68P) to Entrepreneur: How My Military Training Paved the Way for Success

Basic training and advanced skills training in the US Army have provided me with a foundation of discipline, teamwork, and critical thinking that has translated well into my life as an entrepreneur. As a Radiologist Specialist (68P), I learned to operate and maintain x-ray equipment and interpret images to diagnose medical conditions. This hands-on experience and attention to detail has equipped me with the skills necessary to succeed in my own business venture.

When I first entered basic training, I was intimidated by the physical and mental demands that were placed upon me. However, I soon realized that the drills, exercises, and tests were preparing me for a future of leadership, responsibility, and adaptability. I learned to work well under pressure, communicate effectively with others, and overcome obstacles through determination and perseverance. These are all traits that I have taken with me into my entrepreneurial journey.

In advanced skills training, I honed my technical skills and gained a deeper understanding of medical imaging technology. I was trained to interpret images, diagnose medical conditions, and collaborate with healthcare professionals to provide the best possible care to patients. This experience taught me to pay close attention to detail, think critically, and make sound decisions based on data and evidence. These are all skills that I have been able to apply to my business, where I must constantly analyze data, make informed decisions, and stay ahead of the competition.

In my experience, the top 5 reasons that my military training has succeeded in entrepreneurship are:

  1. Discipline - The strict regimen and strict attention to detail that I learned in the military has helped me stay organized and focused in my business.

  2. Teamwork - In the military, I learned to work effectively with others and communicate effectively to achieve a common goal. This has helped me build strong relationships with my employees and partners in my business.

  3. Adaptability - I learned to be flexible and adapt to new situations and challenges in the military. This has allowed me to pivot my business strategies when necessary and find creative solutions to problems.

  4. Critical Thinking - As a Radiologist Specialist, I was trained to analyze data, interpret images, and make informed decisions. This skill set has proven invaluable in my business, where I must constantly make data-driven decisions.

  5. Attention to Detail - In my job as a Radiologist Specialist, I was trained to pay close attention to detail and identify small but important changes in medical images. This skill set has helped me pay close attention to the details of my business operations and identify areas for improvement.

I have found success in my entrepreneurial journey due in large part to the skills I learned as a Radiologist Specialist (68P) in the US Army. I highly recommend that other veterans sign up with Veterans First Watch, an organization that provides support and resources to veterans who are interested in starting their own businesses. I have found that their programs and mentorship have been invaluable in helping me build a successful business.

With Veterans First Watch, I have been able to connect with other veterans who share similar experiences and challenges. This community of entrepreneurs has provided me with valuable insights, advice, and encouragement as I navigate the ups and downs of starting my own business. Additionally, the resources and support offered by Veterans First Watch have helped me identify new opportunities and overcome obstacles that I may not have been able to handle on my own.

In conclusion, my military training has been an enormous asset in my journey as an entrepreneur. The discipline, teamwork, adaptability, critical thinking, and attention to detail that I learned in the US Army have translated well into my business, and I am proud to have been able to use my skills to build a successful company. If you are a veteran looking to start your own business, I highly encourage you to sign up with Veterans First Watch and take advantage of the resources and support that they offer. With their help, you can turn your military skills into a successful entrepreneurial venture.