Mentorship is an often confused term in the Air Force.  It is sometimes a term synonymously confused with ‘career progression grooming’.  However, it is important to remember that they are distinctly different things.  Being a mentor is more than just showing someone the path to the next grade.  Mentorship is about developing abilities.  Seeking out that person that seems to have an area of their life figured out where you might otherwise be weaker at can be the basis for a mentoring relationship even if it doesn’t involve your career.  Find that person—it is truly a win-win situation.

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