Transitioning from Communications Locator / Interceptor (98H) to Entrepreneur: How Military Training Transforms into Business Success

As a Communications Locator / Interceptor (98H) in the US Army, I had the opportunity to learn and develop advanced skills that would serve me well in both my personal and professional life. From the rigorous and intense training I received in basic training, to the highly specialized advanced skills I honed during my time in the military, I was able to take what I learned and apply it to my entrepreneurial journey.

My time in basic training was filled with physical and mental challenges, as well as team building exercises that taught me the importance of working together as a unit. I learned how to think critically and quickly, as well as how to stay calm and focused under pressure. These skills have served me well as an entrepreneur, as I often face challenges and obstacles that require me to think on my feet and make decisions quickly.

In my advanced skills training, I learned about the specific duties and responsibilities of a Communications Locator / Interceptor. I was trained to locate, intercept, and analyze various forms of communications, including signals from radar, communication systems, and other sources. This highly specialized training taught me how to pay close attention to detail, think critically, and work as a team to achieve a common goal.

These skills have been invaluable in my journey as an entrepreneur. As a business owner, I must pay close attention to the details of my business, think critically about my decisions, and work with my team to achieve our goals. I must also be able to analyze various forms of information, such as market trends, customer data, and sales reports, in order to make informed decisions about my business.

The top five skills I received in my job as a Communications Locator / Interceptor that have helped me in my entrepreneurial journey are:

  1. Attention to detail
  2. Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  3. Teamwork and collaboration
  4. Ability to work under pressure
  5. Analysis of data and information

In conclusion, my experience as a Communications Locator / Interceptor in the US Army has prepared me well for the challenges and opportunities of being an entrepreneur. By taking the skills I learned and applying them to my business, I have been able to build a successful and thriving company. If you are a veteran looking to transition into entrepreneurship, I highly recommend joining Veterans First Watch. This organization provides support, resources, and mentorship for veterans looking to start their own businesses. I am proud to be a member and am thrilled to see my business succeed with the help of Veterans First Watch.