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Nominated By Shunna Flowers – James Flowers is a US Army Retiree and he served with pride. He was known for always putting his soldiers first and taking care of others. He served in US Army Recruiting on two different assignments. During his first assignment he recruited what is equivalent to a full Army Brigade and was awarded for this accomplishment. SSG Flowers continues after retirement to continue taking care of and assisting others. Therefore I would like to nominate him for the Military Edition of My Black Colorado.
An Interview With James Flowers
Staff Sergeant James Flowers
Veteran | 23 years in the U.S. Army
What did you do in the service?
I started out Military Intelligence and switched to Power Generation.
What was the biggest reason that led you to join the military?
I wanted to go see the world, learn a career that I could use after serving and do something different
What was the biggest lesson you learned in the military?
Leadership, Pride and Teamwork
Has the military made you a better person?
Yes, serving has made me a better person and I have made lifelong friends, brothers and sisters in arms.
What area of your life has the military helped you grow the most in?
Knowing that I can push through and succeed in whatever I set as a goal or plan.
What is your perspective of patriotism?
That is a subject that has so many definitions. I would say it is volunteering to serve in the military. Know that the pay is not the best, the hours are long, not everyone agrees with you do or likes you and you will be limited to your family time. We do this with pride, but we know too many people feel like it’s not a big deal to serve and we don’t deserve benefits or discounts.
What do you do, post active duty?
I am a serial entrepreneur, a community influencer and business coach.
What advice would you give to others transitioning into civilian life?
Makes sure that you fully take advantage of the opportunities you are given. Schooling, advance training, leadership positions, building founded friendships and know that VETS TAKE CARE OF VETS.
What are things that people should consider before they decide to serve their country?
This is not an easy life and not everyone can serve. You have to understand that you are part of a team and family that doesn’t always get along, but we support each other.