Col Rajvir Sharma, Chief Training Officer at Future Army Officer
Great Companies: How did you get your idea or concept for the business?
Col Rajvir Sharma: I got my idea or concept for the business through my passion for training, which originated from my childhood. Back then, I used to train my friends to help them prepare for military selection processes. As I grew older, this passion for training continued, and I started mentoring the children of my colleagues and friends, passing on my knowledge and helping them develop their skills.
Throughout my life, my father always emphasized the importance of not being frugal when it comes to education. This belief has strongly influenced my actions, and I have carried it forward as a guiding principle.
After retiring from my previous career, I saw a gap in the defense education market and decided to turn my passion for training into a business. I established "Future Army Officers" as a venture aimed at filling this gap.
Recognizing the opportunity to share my expertise with a wider audience, I launched my training business to help aspiring students embark on their first innings towards becoming future army officers. My co-founder Apurva Sharma helped me develop the website and also pushed me to take the leap towards establishing my own business aimed at focusing the future generation of military soldiers.
Web Site : http://www.faossb.com
Great Companies: What are the various services provided by Future Army
Col Rajvir Sharma: Future army officers is a training platform for defence aspirants. We provide one on one interactions with retired military officers and different cohort based classes with the officers as well. We are building the go-to destination for defence aspirants to prepare for their military selection process.
Great Companies: What makes Future Army Officer different from hundreds
of other similar service providers?
Col Rajvir Sharma: Future Army Officer stands out from hundreds of other similar service providers due to several key factors.
Firstly, our platform is built on the expertise and experience of retired defense officers who serve as our instructors. This unique aspect sets us apart from traditional academies and other edtech companies in the market. Our instructors bring a wealth of practical knowledge and firsthand experience, providing our students with invaluable insights into the world of defense and preparing them for the challenges ahead.
Secondly, our personalized approach sets us apart. We understand that every aspirant is different, with unique strengths, weaknesses, and goals. We tailor our courses and mentorship programs to cater to the individual needs of each student. This personalized guidance ensures that our students receive the support they require to excel in their defense exams and interviews.
Additionally, our track record of success speaks for itself. Our selection rate is four times better than our competitors, which serves as a testament to the effectiveness of our programs. We have consistently helped aspiring defense officers achieve their dreams and secure their desired positions.
Furthermore, we leverage modern technologies and tools to enhance the learning experience for our students. Our online platform provides a convenient and accessible way for aspirants to access course materials, participate in interactive sessions, and track their progress. We stay updated with the latest advancements in educational technology to ensure that our students receive the best possible learning experience.
Lastly, our commitment to innovation and adaptability sets us apart. We continuously iterate our solution to address the evolving needs of defense aspirants. We stay ahead of the curve, embracing new teaching methodologies, incorporating feedback from students and instructors, and leveraging emerging trends to deliver cutting-edge educational experiences.
In summary, Future Army Officer differentiates itself through its experienced instructors, personalized approach, proven track record, utilization of modern technologies, and commitment to innovation. We are dedicated to providing the best possible resources and guidance to defense aspirants, helping them realize their dreams of serving the nation as army officers.
Great Companies: What were the struggles and challenges you faced and
how did you overcome them?
Col Rajvir Sharma: As a co-founder of Future Army Officer, I've faced significant challenges on our journey. The outbreak of COVID-19 disrupted our plans for a physical academy, but in collaboration with my co-founder Apurva Sharma, we quickly shifted to online courses and virtual mentoring, expanding our reach.
Additionally, Apurva's expertise in technology helped us leverage the right tools and platforms for an engaging learning experience. Transitioning to a business mindset was another challenge, but with Apurva's ‘lets go get it’ attitude and my ‘never say never’ attitude as an army officer, we developed the necessary skills to overcome it. Through collaboration, we transformed these challenges into growth opportunities, making Future Army Officers stronger and better equipped to serve aspiring defense officers in India.
Great Companies: How do you plan to grow in the future? What does 5 years
down the line look like for Future Army Officer?
Col Rajvir Sharma: Our vision for the future of Future Army Officer is ambitious and focused on growth. In the next five years, we aim to have more than 500 students successfully join the armed forces and serve our nation as officers. We want Future Army Officer to be recognized across every corner of the country as the go-to destination for defense aspirants.
To further expand our reach and enhance our services, we are currently developing a dedicated mobile application. This app will provide a convenient and accessible platform for students to access our courses, resources, and mentorship, ensuring a seamless and personalized learning experience. With the app, we will be able to cater to the evolving needs of our students and strengthen our position as a leader in the defense education sector.
Overall, we are committed to continuous improvement, innovation, and creating impactful opportunities for aspiring defense officers. Five years down the line, we envision Future Army Officer as a widely recognized and trusted brand, empowering thousands of students to achieve their dreams of joining the armed forces.
Great Companies: If you had one piece of advice to someone just starting
out, what would it be?
Col Rajvir Sharma: If I had one piece of advice for someone just starting out, it would be to
maintain a laser-like focus on your target and cultivate patience to overcome the inevitable obstacles that come your way. Stay committed to your goals, persevere through challenges, and keep pushing forward. Remember that success is a journey that requires dedication and resilience.
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