There is a certain culture found in the special operations community. These guys are considered to be some of the toughest, strongest, smartest, and most capable individuals in the U.S. military. It is common knowledge that if you need to make a bad guy disappear or to rescue someone from a hostile environment, that one of the special operations groups will certainly have the tools and knowhow to get the job done. But, how do all of these tactical skills and special abilities translate to the real-world? The answer: very well!

Believe it or not, operators spend a lot of time NOT shooting guns, jumping out of airplanes, or working out in the gym. There is a huge behind-the-scenes administration and planning role that all operators have to take part in. These guys are usually as familiar with their computers as they are with their M4 rifles.

In order to conduct training and real-world operations often long PowerPoints, risk assessments, and extensive planning have to be taken care of before anyone gets to do anything “cool.” These planning and management skills used on a day-to-day basis along with the natural capabilities of a special operator make for quite a marketable profile even outside of the military.

If you search the web and look at management level job postings with big-name companies, you will begin to see there is a clear pattern. They want project management experience, leadership skills, the ability to communicate, and frankly, someone who is going to do an awesome job and not just flake. Do these traits sound familiar? They should.