Coast Guard Vet Darin Bibeau Discusses Book on His Military, Entrepreneurship Journeys

Darin Bibeau, a former tactical law enforcement team leader at the U.S. Coast Guard, recently spoke about his book that provides an in-depth account of the lessons and experiences he drew on from his military service in his own business.

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Bibeau caught up with GovCon Wire to describe the book, titled “Back To Bulletproof: A Warrior’s Tactical Guide to Success.”

Why did you write the book?

Darin Bibeau: I wrote the book to share my story with the public about the different capabilities of the U.S. Coast Guard and how USCG developed me into a leader. Then I went into government contracting in Southeast Asia, where I was in charge of a special operations team, then came back to the U.S. and I own one of the largest U.S. manufacturing companies making stainless steel pipe for venting systems. Running the company with operations, structure and leadership that I 100% learned from my experience in USCG.

Whom is this book intended for?

Bibeau: Anyone getting out of the military who wants to be motivated to learn what I did while I was in service, as well as civilians who want to learn business insights and how the military can produce amazing talented people.

How did your time as a Coast Guard officer impact your ability to build a business?

Bibeau: The Coast Guard Special Operations Community taught me skills that you can’t learn in a classroom: translating into the business world with discipline, core values and leadership.

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