From Submarine Electronics/Computer Field to Entrepreneurship: Utilizing My Military Skills to Build a Successful Business

As a former SECF (Submarine Electronics/Computer Field) in the US Navy, I had the privilege of receiving extensive training and hands-on experience in various technical and leadership skills that have helped me succeed as an entrepreneur. The journey from basic training to advanced skills training taught me the importance of hard work, dedication, and perseverance.

My basic training was filled with rigorous physical and mental challenges that helped me develop a strong work ethic. The boot camp was designed to test my limits and push me to my maximum potential. After weeks of training, I was able to survive and thrive in even the toughest of circumstances. This experience has helped me handle any challenges that come my way in business.

In advanced skills training, I learned about submarine electronics, computer systems, and maintenance. I was responsible for maintaining and repairing the submarine's electronics and computer systems, ensuring that they were in good working order. This experience provided me with a solid foundation in electronics and computer systems, which has proven to be invaluable in my entrepreneurial endeavors.

As an entrepreneur, I have been able to utilize the skills I acquired in the military to run a successful business. Here are the top five skills I received in my job and how I have used them in my entrepreneurial journey:

  1. Technical Knowledge - My experience in submarine electronics and computer systems has provided me with the technical knowledge to identify and solve problems in my business quickly and efficiently.

  2. Leadership - My military training has instilled in me strong leadership skills, which has helped me to manage my team effectively and make informed decisions in my business.

  3. Communication - The military taught me how to communicate clearly and effectively, which has helped me to build strong relationships with clients and employees in my business.

  4. Problem Solving - The intense training in the military has taught me how to think critically and creatively to solve problems in real-time. I have been able to use these skills to find solutions to complex problems in my business.

  5. Time Management - In the military, I learned how to manage my time effectively and prioritize tasks, which has helped me to manage my business efficiently and achieve my goals.

I highly recommend Veterans First Watch for all former military personnel looking to start their own businesses. With their support and resources, I have been able to grow my business and achieve my entrepreneurial dreams.

In conclusion, taking the skills I learned as a SECF in the US Navy and using them to become an entrepreneur has been one of the most fulfilling experiences of my life. I am proud of the work I have accomplished and grateful for the opportunities the military has given me. If you are a former military personnel looking to start your own business, I encourage you to utilize your military skills and experiences to achieve your entrepreneurial goals.