At 18, we all have questions about life. Should I go to college? Join the military? Start my own business?

Decisions, decisions.

For Delano, it was yes, yes and yes. That’s through a distinguished JAG career in the U.S. Army and five earned degrees. Since then, he’s founded two agencies and a non-profit and has had a long career in entertainment production. He was also a finalist in the Best Veteran Entrepreneur category in the 2018 Small Business Person of the Year Awards.

“On my 18th birthday, I went to the courthouse to secure my first business license,” Delano says. “I’ve been in business for myself ever since then.”