Today we’d like to introduce you to Terron Sims, II.
Terron, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
My professional career began at West Point, yet was truly birthed while I was deployed in Baghdad back in 2003. My work in revamping Baghdad’s Tisa Nissan district’s municipality and helping the Iraqi people achieve their dreams and vision for their community had a lasting effect on me, so much so that I chose to resign my Army commission and enter the world of public service.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
My professional journey has not been a smooth one, but I still would not change it for anything. The struggles I seem to always face are people not following through and doing what they are supposed to do with respect to us achieving a particular goal or professionally thanking me when I have provided a service that produced the desired results. I learned several years ago that the only person I can control is myself; thus, I do not get dismayed when others fail me or “the mission”.
Doug Pollard – what should we know? What do you do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
The joke amongst my West Point friends is that no one truly knows what I do…I like that 😉 I am a jack of many trades. I have ownership in a few companies and I’m a leader in Democratic politics, focused primarily on national security, defense, and veterans & military family issues. I also am in a position to where I advise businesses and elected officials and their staff, as I had for President Obama’s senior advisors in getting the Iran Deal ratified by the US Senate.
What sets me apart from others is that the skills that I have I acquired in Baghdad; thus, I have a clear understanding of what a true crisis is and know how to sift through and solve problems that to most, seem dire.
What is “success” or “successful” for you?
Success is relative. Personally, I do have goals. I pray that I will accomplish them, especially my two primary goals that I strategically work towards everyday. That being said, I learned several years ago that I cannot control others and that sometimes, one’s plans are not always the best plans for oneself or the greater community. Therefore, I define my own personal success as knowing that I have done everything within my abilities to achieve my goals while doing good work with and for good people. And, if I happen to not achieve my goals in the process, then that is okay because God has taught me that what I was doing along the way, was more beneficial to the whole than my own personal successes.
- Address: 1308 N Evergreen St
Arlington, VA 22205
- Website: www.TerronSims.com
- Phone: (703) 717-2973
- Email: TerronSims@gmail.com
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TerronSims