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#4: Business Success For Veterans With Sinclair Harris

Retired Rear Admiral Sinclair Harris has enjoyed a successful post-military career with digital and analytics solutions consultancy LMI since leaving the US Navy. But the transition from military leadership wasn’t always smooth.


Navy veteran Sinclair ‘’Sinc’’ Harris enjoyed a long and successful military career before moving into a corporate position with LMI. In this episode, he shares insights from his often challenging transition and his ongoing philanthropic work. If you’re thinking of a post-military career, discover two vital lessons you’ll need as you make your transition.

Episode Highlights

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00:00 Introduction to Sinc Harris, recognizing your blessings.

02:11 Taking the transition course at the right time; knowing when you need to move on.

06:57 ‘’Find your forty’’, expanding your network, and why finding the right job is a job in itself.

09:47 Two vital lessons learned in making the transition.

13:48 Why the ego can be the biggest obstacle to business success.

15:10 Two key upsides in post military life, a personal blessing – and why learning is an ongoing process.

16:58 Recommended resources, mastering business development for business success.

18:47 Essential advice on accepting voluntary roles.

24:09 Doing one thing differently in the transition period.

25:10 Gene’s Business Tip: Learn how to formulate your value proposition. What you bring to the table matters, but veterans must be able to articulate that value in a corporate environment.

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Show Resources: Learn vital insights that will help you to navigate the route from military leadership to business success and entrepreneurship with Make Your Move: Charting Your Post-Military Career.

Connect with Gene on LinkedIn for more useful tips and proven strategies to maximize your post-military career success.

Connect with Sinclair Harris on LinkedIn.

Coming Up In Episode 5: Gene catches up with Lieutenant Commander Don Young, whose attention to detail, self-discipline and clear goal setting propelled him to rapid corporate and business success in his post-military life.

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Gene spent nearly 25 years in uniform, serving in six ships and more than ten duty stations, and visiting over 50 countries serving as a US Navy Surface Warfare Officer and retiring as a Captain. In corporate, he led legislative affairs for a large international defense company from the Washington, DC office. In doing so, Gene gained a detailed understanding of the defense industrial base and supply chains of myriad platforms, systems and capabilities. Then in 2013, he took the leap to start his own business, Capitol Integration. Since then Gene has helped scores of companies improve their federal positions.

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