In an editorial for Army Magazine, retired Army officers Col. Thomas P. Galvin and Col. Charles D. Allen discuss ways of improving the service’s counseling, coaching, and mentoring programs.

“Being a leader and being a coach or mentor, however, require vastly different skills,” they write. “We propose a three-step process: building a cadre of certified coaches, allocating appropriate time in professional military education curricula and instituting standards similar to those used in the executive coaching industry.”