“I think that if you have a military background, you can go do anything. It doesn't matter where you currently are at. The next step is all that matters. You have to just continue going there. And don't ever be afraid. Don't ever let something feel like it's out of reach. Because it's not.”
Ron Nussbaum is a Marine Veteran who served for four years and was deployed to Iraq. Ron wants the military community to know that their military background has helped them develop great traits that will further serve them as they transition into their civilian career.
In a recent interview with KP of The Morning Formation Podcast, Ron Nussbaum reflects back on his time in the service. He shares why being a Marine not only helped him find a career after his time in the military, but it has given him the determination and perseverance to keep pushing himself forward in life.
Ron Nussbaum served in the Marines from 2007 to 2011. During his service, he was deployed to Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom, where he engaged in combat as an infantry soldier. While Ron loved his time in the service, he retired in 2011 and began his career transition into the civilian world. Ron has been working in the construction field for over 12 years now and recounts how he got started in the field.
“And here I stood four years in the Marine Corps. No college education, never worked in construction, but was able to get the job because I was a Marine.”
In the interview, Ron discusses his experience in the construction field and a common problem that plagues the construction industry. This problem deals with the poor communication between contractors and their customers. Ron recognized this problem was not being solved and decided to create a tech startup to remedy this issue. He is now the co-founder of Nuttnest, an app that brings transparency and communication to the construction industry.
When asked what advice he would give to transitioning military members, he says:
“Number one is always take action. That's the most important thing you can do. There are no bad outcomes. There are no mistakes. As long as you are taking action with the right mindset, to do good,...good will come from that.”
Ron Nussbaum is a prime example of taking the drive and determination that the military instills, and applying that same motivated mindset to other aspects of one’s life.
To hear about the hoops he had to jump through to join the Marines, the problems his tech startup is solving, and more success advice, listen to the full episode.
Blog post written by Lina Gomez