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.
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.