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10X Vets Member Spotlight: Eric Johnson, Navy Veteran



This month we’re shining a spotlight on 10X Vets Member, Eric Johnson (USNA ‘08)!


Member: Eric Johnson (USNA '08)


Company: Trident Coffee


Eric Johnson is a native San Diegan and spent his youth playing sports and being active. From a young age, he knew he wanted to serve in the military after seeing the examples set by both grandparents, and to be part of something bigger than himself. He was afforded the opportunity to attend the United States Naval Academy, where he graduated with a Mechanical Engineering degree. He used this degree and served as a Civil Engineer Corps officer for eight years in the United States Navy and deployed four times in five years to Israel, Afghanistan and Iraq in support of overseas operations. While these experiences had a profound impact on him, he felt a desire to try something new and separated from the Navy to become an entrepreneur. After his transition from the Navy in 2016, he attended the University of Southern California and received his Master's in Business to help guide him through the start-up of Trident Coffee. Now serving as the CEO of Trident Coffee, he is focused on creating connections with people over coffee and finding ways to make positive impacts in the veteran community.


Welcome, New Members!


Welcome to the new 10X Vets Members who joined in April:


John Williams

Thomas Perez

Vince Lindenmeyer

Doug Fleming

Nick Andrews


10X Vets is for military veterans who want to grow their businesses to a new level.


As fellow military veterans and entrepreneurs, we know you have the inner qualities it takes to succeed as a business owner, but we also know how difficult it can be to become one. This is why we built 10X Vets for you—so you can grow your business while working alongside fellow military veterans who share common attributes of intelligence, integrity and grit. Join today!