Temidayo Akinwande tells, what it takes to be a successful security professional

Do you want to be a successful security professional? It really takes real effort and hard work along with dedication to achieve your goals. A successful security professional Temidayo Akinwande talks about through what stages he went through until he finally fulfilled his goals. Here is his story told by Temidayo Akinwande himself.

Temidayo Akinwande

” My name is Temidayo Akinwande and I was born in Lagos, Nigeria sometimes in the late 80’s where I attended elementary, high school and some college. I later moved to the United States in 2010 where I attended a community college and graduated with an Associates degrees in Process Technology after which I went on to study Security Management at American Public University System and I’m very close to the completion of my degree there. I am married to a beautiful wife and we have been married for about two years now.

As far as my inspirations are concerned, I will say growing up contributed a lot to that factor. Back in Nigeria, security had always been a main issue and before I left Nigeria, I had started a small security outfit that focused on every security. The positive reactions I got from clients and the people in general inspired me to push even further and I just continued to work towards being a security professional.”

Here we would like to add he used to be a part of navy as well. So talking about his experience in navy Temidayo Akinwande tells,

“I enlisted in the Navy in 2012, two years after relocating to the United States and that has been one of the best decisions of my life. I was offered different job opportunities also known as rates in Navy and one that really stuck out to me was Builder rate. Builders are one of the seven rates in the Navy that make up a group of individuals generally known as Seabees. I was then assigned to a mobile construction battalion known as NMCB 28 and a few months later, the unit decommissioned and then I later joined another unit known as Navy Region Japan. Sorry, that’s all I can say about that.”

Now coming back to the topic the security professional job Temidayo Akinwande says,” I currently work as Classification Officer at the Harris County Sheriff’s office and I have held other security job titles in the past such as Field Ops Officer and Loss Prevention Officer.

Education played a vital role, it proved to be Very helpful. Not only has my education played a major role and the hands on training I get on the job. I have also taken steps to learn more about the security field and acquired quite a number of certifications in security and safety.

And he finally sums up his conversation with his favorite quotes by Lucille ball,

“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in the world”

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