I’m a Vetrepreneur!

According to NaVOBA, I am officially a vetrepreneur but it has been quite a journey to get here. Clearly this is a made up word but I like it! I have a strong sense of pride from being a veteran. At the age of 19, shortly after 9/11 & before we began bombing Iraq, I decided to join one of the branches of the military. I felt it was my duty to my country. The politics behind the war or people’s conspiracy theories are of no concern to me. I have always been patriotic, as far back as I can remember so joining the service was an incredible feeling. I owe everything I have accomplished & become to joining the U.S. Coast Guard. Joining the military for any teen is a life changing experience & I know for sure that it made quickly turned me into a man. The U.S. Coast Guard offered me so many awesome life experiences such as international travel & chasing down drug smugglers with tons of cocaine trying to get  into the U.S. However, it also gave me priceless discipline training& education specialized in a field I have truly come to love. I have always been an outdoorsman so life on a ship in the middle of the ocean was rarely grueling, though hard work, it was always an adventure. The military instilled in me values such as perseverance, integrity, honesty, respect & discipline. These are the underlying values that will make my business successful. Today, I am a marine electrician & have started that business using the impeccable training I received from the Coast Guard. I attended “A” School in Yorktown, VA to become a U.S.C.G. certified Electrician’s Mate after boot camp. I was later accepted & able to attend the U.S.C.G. “C” school. “C” school in Yorktown was a 19-week advanced electrician’s school that offered courses such as Advanced Analog, Electronic Controllers, Integrated Control System Certification, AC/DC Theory, Electrical Motors, Controls & Generators, Industrial Electricity & Safety, Blueprint Reading & more! Now, I am a highly skilled marine electrician who also used the G.I. Bill to continue my education (while they paid me!). I have dabbled in business courses & will wrap up my college studies with a degree in Electrical Engineering (96 of the credits came from USCG training!). So, that is my journey to becoming a veterpreneur & what an incredible journey it has been! You can find out more about the newest marine electrian in Bay County, FL on my website: Coastie Marine’s website


Author: coastiemarineblog

Marine Electrician, retired from the US Coast Guard. Over 14 years experience as a marine electrician and current owner of Coastie Marine Services. www.coastiemarine.com

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