Joseph Forrest

Freelance Writer, Writer, and Editor in Phoenix, Arizona

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I'm an 11 year USAF veteran. I am now a successful civilian. My main area of expertise is in Fuels Logistics and minor repair but to say that is my only area of strength doesn't do me any justice.

I am a leader. I was raised that way by my father and the training and discipline garnered in the USAF just made that stronger.

I believe in teamwork. While one person may be the star of the show, the show will not happen without the people behind the scenes.

I thrive under pressure. Unless you're planning on launching missiles or mortars at me then I'm going to be able to handle any stress you throw at me with only slight discomfort at best.

I believe in integrity. You shouldn't lie to anyone and especially not yourself. Too much failure rests firmly on the shoulders of not admitting when one simply isn't up to the task. A mistake is only a bad thing if you don't learn from it.

I express my opinion when asked. Some people appreciate this and some do not. I'm firmly of the belief that if you don't want my opinion then please don't ask for it. If you ask for it, you will receive it and you might not necessarily like it.

I trust in diversity. I cannot stress how important it is to ensure that your team consists of people from varying backgrounds. Your vision may encompass a lot but if you want to impact the most people you need more than just one vision.

I judge people based on character. Nothing is more important than character. Positive results do not matter when they are sullied by low character.

Firmly, I believe in loyalty. Not promoting a culture of trust diminishes teamwork. When you don't care about the people you work with you will not work as hard for them. Establishing relationships, based on genuine respect, will increase productivity and create a bond that will keep that productivity high.

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    • Project Management; Freelance Writer