Joseph J Foss Leadership Traits

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Joseph J. Foss is a World War II veteran who was born on April 17, 1915 in South Dakota. He was in the Guadalcanal Campaign as a pilot in the U.S. Marine Corps and served from October 1942 to January 1943. Charles Lindbergh inspired Foss to start flying, so he decided to take flying lessons while receiving a college education at the University of South Dakota. After graduating with a business degree, he enlisted in the Marine Corps. His persistence landed him a position as a fighter pilot and after his training, he became the executive officer of VMF-121 and was subsequently sent to the South Pacific. While there, he led a unit that later became known as “Foss’s Flying Circus.” With enthusiasm and good leadership skills, he successfully led

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