This year marks the second year of the AFMC Mentoring Campaign, coinciding with January’s nationwide mentor month effort. National Mentor Month focuses on creating and developing long-term mentorship bonds between millions of hard-working Americans. Ask any CEO, General Officer or civic leader about their career, and every one of them will mention a mentor who was pivotal to their personal and professional development.
AFMC is a command built on mentoring; when I reflect on my career, I am constantly reminded of the individuals who gave not only their time, but their commitment and dedication to making me a better Airmen, husband and father.
To kick-start AFMC’s mentor month campaign, I recently participated in a short video where I discuss the impact of mentors and the value they bring to all aspects of our lives. You can watch that video at https://go.usa.gov/xEb4V. Also check out the mentor resources on the AFMC website feature page at https://www.afmc.af.mil/About-Us/Featured-Topics/AFMC-Mentoring/.
If you already have a mentor, continue to build that bond. If you are searching for a mentor, this is the perfect opportunity to reach out to a person whom you respect and want to someday emulate. Remember: Mentorship is a two-way street. It takes time, effort and most of all, a willingness to open yourself up to new experiences. The effort you make today could be decision that elevates your career to the next level!