From Security Forces to Entrepreneurship: How My Military Skills Transformed My Career

As a 3P0X1 Security Forces member in the US Air Force, I had the privilege of learning many valuable skills that have helped me in my transition from military life to entrepreneurship. From the intense physical and mental training in basic training to the advanced skills training I received, I am grateful for the opportunity to serve my country and gain these skills that have enabled me to succeed as an entrepreneur.

My advanced skills training included a variety of duties and responsibilities, such as force protection, anti-terrorism measures, and security operations. These duties required me to have a keen sense of awareness, quick thinking, and problem-solving skills, all of which are essential for running a successful business.

In my entrepreneurial journey, I have found that my military training has been incredibly useful in several key areas. Here are the top five skills that I learned in the military and how I have used them in my business:

  1. Leadership and Management: In the military, I was in charge of leading and managing a team of individuals, ensuring that they were prepared and ready for any situation. This same leadership and management skills have been invaluable in running my own business.

  2. Attention to Detail: In the military, I was trained to pay close attention to detail, especially in security operations and anti-terrorism measures. This skill has helped me to ensure that my business runs smoothly and efficiently, with no room for errors.

  3. Problem-Solving: As a security forces member, I was often faced with challenging situations that required quick thinking and problem-solving skills. This has been essential in running my business, where I need to find solutions to problems and make decisions quickly.

  4. Adaptability: The military requires individuals to be adaptable and able to respond to change. This same adaptability has been essential in my business, where I need to be flexible and ready to pivot as the market changes.

  5. Resilience: The military requires individuals to be resilient and able to push through even the toughest of situations. This resilience has helped me to persevere through the challenges of starting and running a business.

In conclusion, I am proud of my military service and the skills that I gained during my time in the US Air Force. These skills have been invaluable in my transition from military life to entrepreneurship, and I am grateful for the opportunity to serve my country and apply these skills to my new career.

If you are a veteran looking to transition into entrepreneurship, I encourage you to sign up with Veterans First Watch. This organization provides valuable resources and support for veterans looking to start their own businesses. I am proud to be a part of this organization and to be succeeding in the new business I created.