MISSING MENTORSHIP
A U.S. Army combat engineer, assigned to 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division, Minnesota National Guard, rushes to breach a wire obstacle during platoon lane training on Camp Ripley, Minn., May 21, 2015.
A U.S. Army combat engineer, assigned to 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division, Minnesota National Guard, rushes to breach a wire obstacle during platoon lane training on Camp Ripley, Minn., May 21, 2015.
Photo by Staff Sgt. Anthony Housey

Mentorship Needs To Be Incorporated Into Military Education

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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.”

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