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Why do former military personnel make ideal private staff and yacht crew members?

Former military personnel can offer many benefits to employers.

Our candidates carry multiple transferable skills which are highly regarded by our clients across crew and private staff appointments.

  • Leadership and Discipline: military personnel are trained to be effective leaders and they understand the value of discipline and following protocols.
  • Problem-Solving: military personnel are accustomed to dealing with complex and high-pressure situations, they are trained to think critically and make quick decisions, which can be invaluable in fast-paced work environments.
  • Teamwork and Collaboration: the military emphasises teamwork and cooperation to achieve common goals. Former military employees typically have experience working in diverse teams and can contribute to a positive team dynamic in the workplace.
  • Adaptable and Resilient: military personnel often face challenging and unpredictable circumstances, fostering adaptability and resilience – they can handle change and stressful situations effectively.
  • Integrity and Ethics: the military places a strong emphasis on values such as integrity, loyalty, and ethics. Hiring individuals with this background can enhance the ethical culture within an operation.
  • Technical and Specialised Skills: many military roles involve the use of advanced technology and specialised training – his expertise can be directly applicable to specific job roles in sectors like medical, engineering, logistics, and more.
  • Global Perspective: military personnel often gain international experience, working with diverse cultures and backgrounds -this is advantageous within the yachting industry and when travelling with private households.
  • Work Ethic: military training instils a strong work ethic, commitment to duty, discretion and a sense of responsibility – these traits are highly valued by employers seeking dedicated and reliable employees.
  • Training and Education: the military offers educational and training opportunities, resulting in personnel with diverse skill sets.

Utilise our candidate's additional skillsets.


  • Skilled Royal Marines Landing Craft Coxswain to drive chase boats and tenders
  • Royal Naval technical engineers to manage AV/IT requirements
  • Former Special Forces Operator to manage the security of private estates
  • Gurkhas who will deliver security reassurance for yachts and households
  • Tri-Service Medics with operational experience to provide clinical care
  • Military divers with technical expertise to provide safety to dive operations
  • Military professionals with senior management experience in support of family offices
  • Ministry of Defence advanced drivers and close protection operators to caretake family safety
Royal Marine in training at the gym
  • We are proud signatories to the Armed Forces Covenant.


We, Insignia Crew, commit to honour the Armed Forces Covenant and support the Armed Forces Community.

We recognise the value Serving Personnel (Regular & Reserve), Cadets, Veterans, and military families contribute to our business and our country.



Insignia win Silver Defence Employer Recognition Award demonstrating commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant