MB003: Justen Garrity from Veteran Compost

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In this episode we talk compost, explosives, education, and how to pitch your idea with Justen Garrity.

3 The Pre-Brief: Justen Garrity is the founder of Veteran Compost.  He commissioned as a combat engineer in 2004.  Justen served as a Platoon Leader, XO and Mobility Officer.  After a 15-month deployment, Justen transitioned to the National Guard to be closer to home and founded Veteran Compost, a business dedicated to two things: Employing veterans and turning food scraps into high-quality compost.   Highlights:

  • Why Justen chose Engineer branch (hint: C4!)
  • The opportunity in renewable energy and how he chose composting
  • The importance of testing a prototype and getting feedback
  • How to use school to refine an idea
  • Why veterans make great employees

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If you think you have got it, then go after it!  Life is short, have some fun!

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