Mentoring success through the Air Force Portal
By Chief Master Sgt. Chris Ledford, 149th Fighter Wing HRA
/ Published February 07, 2008
LACKLAND AIR FORCE BASE, Texas --
The Air National Guard's Mentoring Program is now available through the Air Force Portal. All Active, Guard and Reserve members are authorized to login to the AF Portal at https://www.my.af.mil/
There you will find the Enlisted Development Plan (EDP) under the "Featured Links."
The focus of the EDP is to maximize performance of our Airmen through positive mentoring relationships. The training is broken down into 3 separate models: Education & Training, Leadership, and Job Experience.
Although mentoring happens both formally and informally in each organization, the EDP allows Airmen to develop professional goals, draft a plan to achieve those goals, and track their progress in their personal journal with an embedded calendar to keep them on task. Data is linked to the Virtual MPF, however, other members authorized to view your plan (those you choose as Mentors) will not have access to any Privacy Act information such as home address, social security numbers, etc.
Once enrolled, supervisors and mentors can participate in all phases of an Airman's development. Although some sections of the EDP are geared primarily towards active duty members, the National Guard Bureau is actively working on creating more suitable
options for ANG members. Plans to develop a similar plan for the officer corps are scheduled for the near future. Registration is quick and access is available from both the base and home.
I encourage all members of the 149th and geographically separated units to become members.
Questions regard the EDP, ANG Mentoring, and other relative programs can be directed to the office of the Human Resources Advisor, (210) 925-8140; through e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org. You can reach out to your supervisor as well to participate; I challenge each of you to develop a plan for your future!