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Cadet Mentoring Program!

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The Cadet Mentoring Program facilitates one-to-one mentoring relationships that connect cadets with leaders in the Coast Guard to learn, grow, and develop. Mentoring is beneficial to both the mentor and mentee in expanding your networks, fine tuning your leadership capabilities, or getting in-depth support for setting a course for your Coast Guard career path.

Mentoring is a strategic component to our mission of graduating Leaders of Character. It is a core component of our LEAD Strategy: D - deepen understanding through mentoring. Mentoring is also one of the 13 leadership competencies targeted in the cadet journey. Mentoring is defined in the Coast Guard Leadership Development Framework (COMDTINST M5351.3) as:

"Drawing on their experience and knowledge, leaders deliberately assist others in developing themselves, provide objective feedback about leadership and career development, and help identify professional potential, strengths, and areas for improvement. Successful leaders identify with the role of mentor to their staff. They have the skill to advise and develop others in the competencies needed to accomplish current and future goals. Leaders seek out mentors for themselves and may be engaged in the formal Coast Guard mentoring program both as mentors and mentees."

The Commandant has given the Academy a Strategic Imperative to "Leverage best practices to promote mentorship and professional growth through formal programs, integrated research, and cadet experiences. This includes a formalized mentoring program to connect cadets with officers of similar background and interests currently serving in the fleet.”

Mentor Enrollment: Now - August 12, 2022
Mentee Enrollment: Now - September 2, 2022
Connections Made: September 7, 2022

What are you waiting for? Please join this critical program now!


 Mentor Program Manager and Administrator                                                                            Bravo Company - Cadet Mentoring Program Division
 Mr. Tobias Olsen, Loy Institute for Leadership                                                                                                                 1/c Sofia Scott
 tobias.m.olsen@uscga.edu                                                                                                                                                                                                                           860-442-2691 ext 30 

Why Become a Mentor?

  • DEVELOP feedback and critical thinking skills
  • GROW cadets to be the best they can be
  • ADVANCE your leadership skills
  • GAIN better understanding of the generational strengths the cadets have to offer                       

Why Become a Mentee?

  • GROW your skills and confidence
  • LEARN to about the operational Coast Guard you are being trained to lead
  • DEVELOP your leadership skills
  • EXPLORE opportunities and build your Coast Guard career path

Find a mentor. When you get that mentor, reach behind you, and grab somebody else to help them up.
BMC Malia Chasteen, USCG