While every community affected by gun violence is shaken to its core, there is at least one citizen in Florida who’s a little more at ease. Hector Delgado, a retired Navy SEAL and founder of ASR Alert Systems, found a way to minimize the harm done by an active shooter.
We talked to Zach Iscol about his background and various endeavors over the years. He shared candid advice about how to translate military experience to success, no matter the chosen path.
For former Army EOD tech Aaron Hale, has been a Navy cook, an Army EOD tech in Afghanistan and Iraq, was injured in an IED blast that left him blinded, fell in love, ran the Boston Marathon, climbed an 18,000-foot peak in the Peruvian Andes, and started a successful chocolate company –– all things he says he never imagined happening.
Brianna Keilar Keilar is no stranger to multi-tasking. She balances a high-profile career in television news with her roles as mom to 2-year-old son Antonio and stepson Teddy and wife to an active-duty soldier.
After he separated from the Air Force and gaining 14 more years of experience managing operations, recruiting, and safety for transportation companies, Johnson found himself inching closer to his dream of being an entrepreneur, thanks to Amazon’s Delivery Service Partner (DSP) Program.
In February 2020, when former Army Capt. Joe Quinn began to hear about a new virus dubbed COVID-19, that could lead to a global pandemic, he went shopping. Never mind stocking up on toilet paper or hand sanitizer; Quinn was after a bigger purchase — a bulk order of beef from a meat processor.
While “no pain, no gain” is a well-worn adage among athletes, Born Primitive co-founder and CEO Bear Handlon launched his patriot-inspired fitness apparel company with the opposite goal in mind. Handlon created Born Primitive’s signature Snatch shorts while training for the 2013 Crossfit Games. The purposefully padded compression shorts solved a long-standing problem for weightlifters mastering the snatch that can be described in delicate terms as pain when the barbell meets the hips.
Adams, then 16 years old, and her family were living in a homeless shelter in Virginia. Hanible, a retired Marine gunnery sergeant, showed up one day as the founder and CEO of Operation Heroes Connect, which pairs active-duty military members and veterans with at-risk youth.
Writer, producer, and former Navy SEAL Remi Adeleke doesn’t fit into molds. His life has been filled with a gamut of opportunities for which he didn’t qualify. But with help from a recruiter and the voice of his mom in his mind reminding him of excellence, he proved that he would overcome the bad choices he’d made as an at-risk youth to master his future.
The government buys almost every product and service you can think of, they always pay their bills, and just like in the traditional sales world, relationships are the key to success. Military-affiliated entrepreneurs already have those relationships built over years of service.