From Small Arms/ Towed Artillery Repair in the US Army to Entrepreneur: Harnessing Military Skills for Business Success

As a former Small Arms/ Towed Artillery Repair Specialist (91F) in the US Army, I have had the opportunity to learn skills that have helped me to transition into the world of entrepreneurship. My days in basic training taught me discipline, teamwork, and the importance of following procedures, skills that have helped me to succeed as a business owner. After basic training, I was sent to advanced skills training, where I learned the intricacies of repairing small arms and towed artillery. These skills have given me a unique perspective and have helped me to excel in the business world.

One of the ways my military training has translated into entrepreneurship is in my ability to diagnose and solve problems. As a Small Arms/ Towed Artillery Repair Specialist, I was trained to identify the cause of a problem and take steps to fix it. This experience has helped me to approach challenges in my business with a problem-solving mindset, and I have been able to find creative solutions to obstacles that have arisen.

Another skill I learned in the military that has been invaluable in entrepreneurship is the ability to work with limited resources. In the military, I was often required to repair equipment with limited supplies and materials, and this experience has taught me to be resourceful and creative. This skill has been particularly useful in starting and running a business, where resources can often be limited.

A third area where my military training has helped me in entrepreneurship is in my attention to detail. As a Small Arms/ Towed Artillery Repair Specialist, I was responsible for making sure that repairs were done correctly, and this attention to detail has carried over into my business, where I have learned to pay close attention to the details of my operations and to make sure that everything is done right. This attention to detail has helped me to minimize mistakes and to ensure that my business is run smoothly and efficiently.

Finally, my military training has taught me the importance of teamwork and collaboration. In the military, I worked as part of a team, and this experience has helped me to foster positive working relationships with my employees. By creating a positive work environment, I have been able to motivate my employees and increase productivity, which has led to the success of my business.

In conclusion, my military training as a Small Arms/ Towed Artillery Repair Specialist has given me a unique set of skills that have helped me to succeed in entrepreneurship. From problem-solving and working with limited resources, to attention to detail and teamwork, my military experience has provided me with the tools I need to succeed in the business world. If you are a veteran looking to transition into entrepreneurship, I highly recommend signing up with Veterans First Watch. This organization offers resources and support for veterans looking to start a business, and I have found their support to be invaluable in my journey as a business owner.