On November eleventh, we bear in mind of the sacrifices which have been made to defend our freedom and security by the women and men who've served in navy forces around the globe.
It’s our honor and pleasure to spotlight one in every of our personal as we rejoice #VeteransDay. Greg Mooneyham, a Snap Health membership proprietor, and US Air Drive Veteran graciously met with us to speak about his navy expertise and the way he is used that have to handle a profitable enterprise.
Learn our interview with Greg beneath.
1. Why did you be a part of the navy?
To start with I simply wished to fly jets. That was most likely eighth grade. As I grew older it additionally supplied me the possibility to get a fantastic schooling and do one thing for a much bigger motive than simply for myself. Once you serve, you discover out it’s not about what’s in it for me.
2. What department did you serve in and the place had been you stationed?
I graduated from the US Air Drive Academy in 1987…. Colorado Springs, CO. Then went on to pilot coaching in Columbus, Mississippi, Alamogordo, New Mexico and Tucson, Arizona. From there I used to be stationed in Louisiana the place I flew A-10s. I served in Saudi Arabia throughout Desert Storm after which had my remaining project working with the Maryland ANG in Baltimore.
3. What was your rank if you served?
I left as a Captain.
4. Have been you awarded any medals or commendations?
Everybody will get a number of medals right here and there. In all probability most happy with getting 4 Air Medals for fight missions in Desert Storm and being nominated for the Distinguished Flying Cross.
5. What made you determine to personal your personal enterprise after your service? Was that your direct path to proudly owning a Snap Health or did you be a part of the Company world previous to changing into an entrepreneur?
Corp world for certain. It didn’t take lengthy for me to determine that working within the Corp world was not for me although. I took a job working for an entrepreneur after leaving a job at Johnson Controls. After a number of years of creating him loads of cash, I made a decision I wanted to exit alone. I did some enterprise consulting for a few years once I stumbled throughout Snap Health. I principally was on the lookout for passive residual revenue to go together with my consulting work. It shortly turned clear although that the tail was wagging the canine. I gave up the consulting and dedicated to the health world full time.
6. Has your expertise within the navy helped you achieve operating your personal enterprise?
After all. The navy teaches you a number of issues that may make you profitable in most something you attempt to accomplish. Self-discipline, staff work, aim setting, significance of mission, execution of the plan… simply to call a number of. All are vital, although if I needed to decide crucial, I believe it’s staff work and execution of the plan. Within the Air Drive, a aircraft by no means leaves the bottom with out the work nice people in logistics, upkeep, weapons, gasoline, crew chiefs, avionics… and so on… In enterprise, you want nice people in advertising and marketing, gross sales, coaching, services…and so forth. You must get everybody on the identical web page with the plan. It takes everybody pulling collectively to realize the identical goal.
7. What's one piece of recommendation you'll give to an energetic obligation navy member about life after service?
Just one? In case you made within the navy, you'll do nice within the civilian world, so don’t be afraid to leap in with each toes, take some possibilities and have some enjoyable.
Take a second in your day to thank a Veteran that you recognize!