Command Chief to mentor selected Airmen

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  • By Staff Sgt. Kayla Kohn
  • 190th Public Affairs
Opportunity is knocking for the Airmen at Forbes Field. A new mentorship program is scheduled to begin this September. The Junior Enlisted Mentorship Program is a program that provides Senior Airmen and below an opportunity to shadow the Wing Command Chief for a day.<br /> <br /> According to Senior Master Sgt. Doug Stowe, 190th Air Refueling Wing Comptroller Flight superintendent, "The intent of the program is to give our junior Airmen an opportunity to spend unprecedented one-on-one time with the command chief, and in doing so, we hope this will give our junior Airmen a different perspective of what is going on at the wing leadership level."<br /> <br /> Results and comments from the most recent climate survey sparked the idea for JEMP. Stowe wanted to find a way for junior Airmen to enhance their knowledge and understanding of how decisions are made at senior leadership levels.<br /> <br /> According to Chief Master Sgt. Von Burns, 190th ARW command chief, "This is a program where we can give the junior Airman an opportunity to see what a command chief does and have them exposed to different people and areas around the wing that<br /> they may not know."<br /> <br /> Burns said if he is sitting on a board or going to a meeting with a commander, the junior Airman will be doing that as well.<br /> <br /> In order to be considered for JEMP, your supervisor must submit your name and a form to Stowe the Wednesday prior to drill weekend. September and November 2016 will be the first two JEMP Saturdays for Airmen to participate. More days will be added upon the approval of the 2017 drill schedule.