Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been reflecting on all the relationships that I’ve built through writing this SITREP. I legitimately consider myself fortunate to have met so many awesome SOF entrepreneurs. All of them have made their products and companies the showcase, not themselves, something easy to fall prey to in 2022.
This week I found two fantastic gentlemen from the Army’s elite 75th Ranger Regiment, the Nation’s premier light infantry special operations unit. Not only are they awesome humans, but they were also great soldiers devoted to our country. The third awesome soldier and business, Mad Pig Customs, founded by Steve Tyliszczak, a Connecticut National Guard member who makes, in my opinion, an awesome version of an old classic. What they all have in common is their devotion to craftsmanship. I think you will be able to tell how much I like what they are all doing, how much I admire...
This week I celebrate the excellent entrepreneurs that have come out of the Marine Corps. I have worked with, gone to school with, and am friends with the hardest, most professional SOF operators in the US military, they define standards and won't quit.
The former Secretary of Defense said, "Demonstrate to the world there is "No Better Friend, No Worse Enemy" than a U.S Marine". Here are a couple of their small business stories.