d. Mentors are responsible for providing guidance to their mentees based upon the mentees
learning needs and development areas. Mentors may act as a resource, advisor, teacher, coach,
model, sponsor, consultant or guide. Mentors should assist the mentees in establishing the basis
by which they will work together, help to clarify the goals of the mentoring partnership and to
set benchmarks or objectives, and to help the mentee grow.
e. Supervisors shall ensure their subordinates are aware of the Coast Guard's mentoring program
and have reasonable access to the same.
f. Commanders are highly encouraged to develop and maintain local mentoring programs in
conjunction with the use of the centrally available elements. Commanders are responsible for
scheduling the Leadership, Mentoring and Professional Development course and for assigning
g. Career Development Advisors (CDA) receive training and program information on the Coast
Guard's Mentoring Program. CDAs will include introductory level training on the mentoring
program in conjunction with other leadership and professional development training.
h. The Leadership Development Center (LDC) conducts the Leadership, Mentoring and
Professional Development course, in the road-show format, a minimum of 10 times per year.
The content of this course shall be updated by the LDC as needed.
i. The Office of Leadership and Professional Development (CG-133) is the program manager for
Coast Guard Mentoring Programs and is responsible for the program elements. CG-133 will
review, revise and update program elements as necessary and will promote and track usage.
7. ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECT and IMPACT CONSIDERATIONS. Environmental considerations
were examined in the development of this Instruction and have been determined to be not applicable.
8. FORMS/REPORTS. None.
Sally Brice-O'Hara /s/
Director of Reserve and Training