Will Your Parachute Open… Simple Business Advice Learned in the Army – You Brand, Inc.
At 18 I joined the Army. It turned my life around and was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. There are a few things I learned during my time served that have stuck with me throughout the years. I believe these things can make any business or person better at what they do.
A parachute rigger supports an airborne unit (maybe you’ve heard of the 82nd Airborne or 101st, ours was the 1/507th at the time). Our job was to maintain the parachutes, rig equipment for air drops, and most importantly pack the parachutes that paratroopers had on their backs as they jumped out of planes.
That last part is a huge responsibility and something we didn’t take lightly. Every now and then something in the Army makes sense and the way that they ensured we packed good parachutes was just one of those times.
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