I'm with ya. You hit the nail on the head, especially because in the military lives can be lost (not just temporary profit margins). Its a whole different level of serious. Many people have simply never be taught or trained well, unfortunately. That's why its up to us as leaders to educate ourselves without excuse. ;)
I think one of the key characteristics that makes veterans great candidates for entrepreneurship is planning and a strategic mindset. The military teaches you to have a plan and to execute that plan, rather than just closing your eyes and winging it, which is a sad but accurate description of how many people try to start businesses.