SMSgt Josephine Davis-Fogle, U.S. Air Force (1991-2017)



The following Reflection represents SMSgt Josephine Davis-Fogle’s legacy of their military service from 1991 to 2017. If you are a Veteran, consider preserving a record of your own military service, including your memories and photographs, on (TWS), the leading archive of living military history. The Service Reflections is an easy-to-complete self-interview, located on your TWS Military Service Page, which enables you to remember key people and events from your military service and the impact they made on your life.

In what ways has serving in the military influenced the way you have approached your subsequent life and career?:

Serving in the military has influenced the way I have approached my life and career in several ways.  First, I came from a single family home where my dad was my sole provider from age 12 until I left for basic training at age 18.  It was different being a female raised by a dad and all of my friends were raised mostly by moms.  I was determined to do great things in life.  Once I graduated basic training, I was on full throttle to an amazing career.  When I realized I had the opportunity of a lifetime, I made the best of it.  The Air Force was giving me money, advancement, training, travel, recreation, education, security and satisfaction and I took full advantage of it.  I started off as a Dental Technician. I became a First Term Airmen Center Instructor, an Airmen Leadership School Instructor, and then a Third Tier Recruiter.  I then advanced to a Recruiter Flight Chief in charge of 4 offices.  This led to me going to the Air Force’s Recruiting School House to be an Instructor Supervisor and the Director of Education.  After this assignment, I took on my last job as a squadron Production Superintendent in charge of offices in GA, FL and a portion of SC. This was the epitome of my career. 

The Air Force gave me all the tools I needed to believe in myself.  The tools of dedication, motivation and communication.  These tools pushed me to know and show that I was competent, capable and competitive at everything I did.  I have transformed thousands of civilian and Air Force lives over my 26-year career.   I have used those tools and taught them to my everyday life and instilled these lessons in my 3 daughters, to help make this world a better place.     

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