On today’s show, I have Andrew Crockford who is a former U.S. Air Force Captain currently living in Los Angeles, California.

Andrew is married to one of my close friends from college and as I started talking about the podcast premise, she suggested I interview him since he spent time in the military and I jumped at the opportunity.

During this episode, Andrew and I talk about how he decided to go into the Air Force, the hardest and most rewarding aspects of working in the Air Force, what it’s really like to work in the Air Force, as well as what people misconceive and advice for people who want to go into the Air Force.

Excited for you to tune in and hope you enjoy!

Andrew Crockford | Former U.S. Air Captain: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a U.S. Air Captain? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast to find out!

Andrew Crockford | Former U.S. Air Force Captain

Show notes

In today’s episode, you’ll find out:

  • How Andrew decided to go into the Air Force.
  • The hardest part about working in the Air Force.
  • One of the most rewarding aspects.
  • How he handled being away from family for long periods of time.
  • What people misconceive about being in the Air Force.
  • Advice for someone who wants to join the Air Force.
  • All of the locations he was stationed and what his experience was like.
  • How he handled working with so many different personality types.
  • What it was like being a younger captain leading people older than he was.

U.S. Air Force trained leader who possesses a unique combination of global cross-functional team leadership experience and technical expertise in Information Systems. Capable communicator with a proven track record of on-time and under-budget project success coupled with top-notch customer-focused performance. An energetic and creative professional who gets excited about interacting with teams in collaborative and technically challenging environments and believes in mentoring junior managers and hands-on technicians.

Key takeaways from this episode

“Going to grad school wasn’t in my set plan of things to do right after undergrad.” – Andrew Crockford
When certain fires happen, those are automatically you're first priority. - Andrew Crockford Click To Tweet
“I almost never really felt a connection to the projects I worked on.” – Andrew Crockford
I'm just one of thousands of people who's touched a small piece of this enormous program that costs millions of dollars. - Andrew Crockford Click To Tweet
“99% boils down to getting to know your people.” – Andrew Crockford
A lot of people think that if you're in the Air Force that automatically means you're a pilot. The vast majority of people in the Air Force are not pilots. - Andrew Crockford Click To Tweet
“What motivates them, what kind of leader do you need to be for them to be an effective worker.” – Andrew Crockford
“If you get one bad leader in a position, it can ruin a whole department.” – Brittney Lynn

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