At Air Force District of Washington, we recognize that fostering a learning culture and developing employees is a competitive advantage and is imperative to fostering a diverse workforce. Through a comprehensive mentoring, a personal development program, and policies that advance these efforts, we can achieve that diverse workforce.
Having a mentor to share experiences with and guide a mentee can help Airmen, from officers and enlisted to our civilian team members, discover their strengths, but also help them makes strides towards achieving their full potential both inside and outside the Air Force.
Through the telling of first-person experiences, we share the impact of mentoring -- on both mentors and mentees. Here you will find:
- Personal takes on mentorship and personal growth from Airmen around the command, representative of different stages of an Air Force career.
- Information and access to resources to enable your own growth within' the AFDW University.
"Seek out multiple mentors and in turn look for people who can benefit from the knowledge you’ve gained in your life and career—pay it forward. Mentorship is enduring. It should be a personal, career-long commitment to supporting a person’s growth and development. Honoring that commitment requires significant effort and is the responsibility of both parties. Coordinating, developing, and executing meaningful engagements, for personal and professional growth, is a shared responsibility."
- General Ricky N. Rupp, AFDW Commander
President Kennedy once said, “Leadership and learning are indispensable from each other.” Think deeply about the ideas presented in this Leadership Library, challenge preconceived notions, and find ways to build a better Air Force for today’s Airmen and for those who will follow us.
Follow the link above for access to the AFDW University, with easy access to training for AFDW civilian and military personnel. The calendar below will provide insight into future training events, with points of contact for access. CAC access is required.
Establish or update your accounts for mentorship and professional development opportunities at:
AF Virtual Education Center
Virtual Force Development Center, via my Air Force
Note: All links require CAC access.
For questions, please contact:
AFDW A1 Force Development and Training - AFDW.A1.KF@us.af.mil
1500 W. Perimeter Rd. Suite 5300
Joint Base Andrews, MD