From CO to CEO

A Practical Guide for Transitioning from Military to Industry Leadership

From CO to CEO is a book for military leaders of all “stripes,” contemplating or preparing for transition from military to corporate leadership, your journey from CO to, perhaps, one day, CEO.

In this book:

  • I will help you to understand how and when to make your transition.
  • I will help you properly define the goals for your future career.
  • I help you prepare for your job interview, negotiate your compensation, and land the position you want.
  • I take you into rooms where decisions happen in today’s defense industry and show you what it takes to succeed.
  • I describe twenty career options, including their pluses and minuses.
  • I coach you on the language and assumptions of business culture.
  • And more.

My overarching goal is to help the military’s best find your place among industry’s best, launched in a rewarding second career that fully capitalizes on your years of training, commitment, and service.

Reading this book will help you avoid years of career stasis or agony, and could potentially help you earn tens of thousands of dollars more in your civilian career.

From CO to CEO is the culmination of lessons from my 26 years on active duty followed by my 15 years in industry, leading up to my tenure as CO of a defense company.

From CO to CEO is must-reading for any military leader contemplating a transition to industry.