Retired US Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel, Vice President, McKinley Trucking Co., Inc.
“Most people don’t realize what valuable information they hold until the meet someone who doesn’t have it. Such is the value of the mentorship program. Navigating the course of retirement, relocation, and civilian employment can be fraught with “I should have’s..”, or “I wish I knew ___” but when you regularly chat with someone who’s already done it then the course becomes a smooth ride. The mentorship program does well to identify each mentor and mentee so that similar backgrounds can be brought together. I got to know my mentee through informal talks and then, naturally, questions would arise that we could discuss. I helped her prioritize what was important to her and her family so that they could make the move to another state and job with confidence.”