From Signal Collector/Analyst to Entrepreneur: How My 35S Military Training Helps Me Succeed in Business

As a former Signal Collector/Analyst (35S) in the US Army, I learned valuable skills that I never thought would apply to my future endeavors. But now, as an entrepreneur, I am grateful for the training I received and the experiences I had in the military. It has not only molded me into a better person, but it has also given me the foundation to start and run my own successful business.

Basic training was an intense and fun-filled experience. The physical and mental challenges we faced pushed us to our limits and helped us build camaraderie with our fellow soldiers. The discipline and teamwork we learned there laid the foundation for our advanced skills training.

As a Signal Collector/Analyst, I was responsible for intercepting, identifying, and analyzing electronic signals to provide valuable intelligence to the military. The job required attention to detail, quick decision-making, and the ability to work under pressure. These skills have been extremely useful in running my own business.

In entrepreneurship, attention to detail and quick decision-making are crucial to success. In my business, I have to constantly analyze data and make decisions based on that information. I have to be able to identify trends, predict future outcomes, and respond quickly to changing market conditions. All of these skills I developed as a Signal Collector/Analyst in the military.

Here are the top 5 reasons why my military training succeeds in entrepreneurship:

  1. Attention to detail: The military trains you to be meticulous in your work and to pay attention to even the smallest details. This skill has been invaluable in running my own business.

  2. Quick decision-making: In the military, you have to be able to make decisions quickly, even in high-pressure situations. This same ability has helped me to quickly identify and respond to opportunities in my business.

  3. Ability to work under pressure: In the military, you are constantly under pressure to perform at your best. This experience has prepared me to handle the pressure that comes with running a business.

  4. Teamwork: The military emphasizes the importance of teamwork, and this has helped me to build a strong team of employees who work together to achieve our goals.

  5. Discipline: The military instills discipline and structure in your life, which has helped me to be more organized and efficient in running my business.

I am proud to be a part of the Veterans First Watch community, where I can connect with other veteran entrepreneurs and learn from their experiences. The community is a valuable resource for veterans looking to start their own business and provides support and guidance along the way.

In conclusion, my experience as a Signal Collector/Analyst in the US Army has been instrumental in my success as an entrepreneur. The skills I learned and the experiences I had have helped me to make quick decisions, work under pressure, and build a successful business. I encourage all veterans to take advantage of the resources available through Veterans First Watch and to use their military training to succeed in entrepreneurship.