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Gen. Arnold W. Bunch Jr., Commander of Air Force Materiel Command, shares his perspective on the importance of mentorship. The Air Force Materiel Command Mentorship Program uses first-person stories to share perspectives, relate experiences, and work through the challenges of mentoring. (U.S. Air Force video by 88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs)
Deborah Lee James, the 23rd Secretary of the Air Force, shares her perspectives on the importance of mentorship, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Nov. 20, 2019. Air Force Materiel Command shares the impact of mentoring through first-person experiences from Air Force leaders. (U.S. Air Force Video by 88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs)
Lt. Gen. Jacqueline D. Van Ovost, Director of Staff, Headquarters Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia, shares her perspectives on the importance of mentorship, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Nov. 20, 2019. Air Force Materiel Command shares the impact of mentoring through first-person experiences from Air Force leaders. (U.S. Air Force Video by 88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs)
Lt. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Deputy Commander, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, shares his perspectives on the importance of mentorship, Nov. 14, 2018. AFMC shares the impact of mentoring through first-person experiences from its leaders. (U.S. Air Force Video by Matthew Clouse)
Chief Master Sgt. Stanley Cadell, Command Chief, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, shares his perspectives on the importance of mentorship. AFMC shares the impact of mentoring through first-person experiences from its leaders. (U.S. Air Force Video by Matthew Clouse)
Through the telling of first-person stories, Air Force Materiel Command shares the impact of mentoring as part of the command's mentoring awareness efforts. This interview with Patricia Young, AFMC Executive Director, shares her perspectives on the importance of mentorship.
Maj. Gen. Stacey T. Hawkins, Director of Logistics, Civil Engineering, Force Protection and Nuclear Integration, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, shares his perspective on the importance of mentorship, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, Nov. 18, 2019. The Air Force Materiel Command Mentorship Program uses first-person stories to share perspectives, relate experiences, and work through the challenges of mentoring. (U.S. Air Force video by 88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs)
Maj. Gen. Kenneth Bibb, Director of Air, Space & Cyberspace, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, shares his perspectives on the importance of mentorship, April 23, 2019. AFMC shares the impact of mentoring through first-person experiences from its leaders. (U.S. Air Force Video by Chris Decker)
Brig. Gen. Evan C. Dertien, Acting Commander, Air Force Research Laboratory, shares his perspective on the importance of mentorship, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, Nov. 18, 2019. The Air Force Materiel Command Mentorship Program uses first-person stories to share perspectives, relate experiences, and work through the challenges of mentoring. (U.S. Air Force video by 88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
Ms. Teresa Bickett, Deputy Director of Financial Management, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, shares her perspectives on the importance of mentorship, April 23, 2019. AFMC shares the impact of mentoring through first-person experiences from its leaders. (U.S. Air Force Video by Chris Decker)
Sara Keller, Deputy Director of Logistics, Civil Engineering, Force Protection & Nuclear Integration, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, shares her perspectives on the importance of mentorship, April 23, 2019. AFMC shares the impact of mentoring through first-person experiences from its leaders. (U.S. Air Force Video by Ryan Law)
Col. Lyle Drew, Air Force Materiel Command Director of Staff, shares the impact of mentoring through first-person experiences from its leaders. (U.S. Air Force Video by Airman 1st Class Emily Woodring)
Through the telling of first-person stories, Air Force Materiel Command shares the impact of mentoring as part of the command's mentoring awareness efforts. This interview with Jack Blackhurst, Executive Director Air Force Research Laboratory, shares his perspectives on the importance of mentorship.
Through the telling of first-person stories, Air Force Materiel Command shares the impact of mentoring as part of the command's mentoring awareness efforts. This interview with Mr. Don Kendrick, AFMC Senior Financial Advisor, shares his perspectives on the importance of mentorship.
Through the telling of first-person stories, Air Force Materiel Command shares the impact of mentoring as part of the command's mentoring awareness efforts. This interview with Ms. Heidi Bullock, AFMC Director of Contracting and a member of the Senior Executive Service, shares her perspectives on the importance of mentorship.
David Robertson, Executive Director, Air Force Test Center, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., shares his perspectives on the importance of mentorship, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, Nov. 14, 2018. Air Force Materiel Command shares the impact of mentoring through first-person experiences from its leaders. (U.S. Air Force Video by Airman 1st Class Emily Woodring)
Terry Edwards, Director, Air Force Civil Engineer Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, shares his perspectives on the importance of mentorship, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, Nov. 14, 2018. Air Force Materiel Command shares the impact of mentoring through first-person experiences from its leaders. (U.S. Air Force Video by Airman 1st Class Emily Woodring)

AFMC mentoring awareness campaign

What is one thing that Steve Jobs, Benjamin E. Mays, Maya Angelou and Luther Powell all have in common? All of them were mentors to individuals who accomplished great things in the world. Mr. Jobs mentored Mark Zuckerberg, Mr. Mays mentored Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Ms. Angelou mentored Oprah Winfrey and Mr. Powell mentored his son, retired Gen. Colin Powell.

Mentoring not only helps Airmen discover their strengths, but it also helps them makes strides towards achieving their full potential through a structured, trusting mentoring relationship.

"To help the AFMC be the best it can be, I ask each of you to participate in mentorship. Everyone can be both a mentor and a mentee. Mentoring an Airman is a way to pass on what you know and have learned throughout your career. At one time or another each of us has had someone guide us on our journey; it's now your turn to help guide another."
- Gen. Arnold W. Bunch, Jr., Commander

Through the telling of first-person experiences, we share the impact of mentoring -- on both mentors and mentees. Here you will find a series of written viewpoints and video interviews from Airmen around the command representative of different stages of Air Force careers. Both senior leaders and junior members of the command's workforce share why mentoring is so valuable.

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Mentoring Archive

To view the full archive of Air Force Materiel Command Mentoring products, visit our feature page on DVIDS at:

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