Old 05-14-2014, 10:38   #1
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Mentorship

I am relatively new to the PS forums and I've seen a couple of QP's offering Mentorship in the past. My question is are there any current Active Duty 5th Group QP's (or ex QP's in the area) willing to mentor me as I prepare for SFAS in August. I am currently at Fort Campbell obviously and have the hunger and desire for the 18 CMF. If this thread is not warranted or is wrong in any way please delete it and/or move it.

Thank You for your time.

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Old 05-14-2014, 11:57   #2
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I am not sure where this mentorship business started.

We are looking for people able to operate autonomously in ambiguous situations.

http://www.professionalsoldiers.com/...ad.php?t=25100

Maybe this is generational, but very few SF guys I know required mentorship or hand holding. They found a way and got it done with a minimum of fanfare.

There is a plethora of helpful information here, more than needed, actually, and certainly more than was available back in the old days before the internet, and yet, people still completed SFAS and the SFQC. I recommend searching and reading, I think you will find pretty much any question you might have is already answered on this site. Starting new threads should be a very rare occasion. We are looking for self-starters.

Best of luck.

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Old 05-14-2014, 13:12   #3
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Roger That.
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Old 05-17-2014, 21:09   #4
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This was the mentorship I received, "Fuck up and I will put a boot up your ass."
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Old 05-19-2014, 08:14   #5
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Duly noted, I've found someone who will mentor me here at Campbell. I appreciate all the kind words and advice. I am a self starter and self motivator, but it never hurts to have someone who has been there and done it to help steer me in the right direction in all that I do.
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Old 10-23-2014, 21:29   #6
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Now that I have read this I understand. You guys don't like questions, you like guys who find the answer. Well, luckily I have been good at that my whole life. But I do have a final question...Are any questions from newcomers appropriate? I know what I have read, but maybe certain confusing points can be explained?
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Old 10-23-2014, 22:06   #7
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on your first day of posting you did 7 post. Today another load of post. you have 19 total post.

I would highly recommend that you read more and post less. You have a lot to learn and absorb.

Every time you have a thought you do not need to post it. Also check the attitude. you have not even been tested yet so look at the 10m tgt. get into the army and see if you can make it through basic, then AIT etc etc etc.... It is a long line of test up to the day you retire.
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Old 10-23-2014, 23:29   #8
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I have made 20 posts in 20 days. I guess that is a lot, considering this platform. I'll sign back off for another couple weeks. Most forums are very different in comparison to this one, but I remember reading on here that "your reputation begins growing in the SF community the moment you declare interest". I don't want to piss anybody off.
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Old 10-24-2014, 07:26   #9
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I have made 20 posts in 20 days. I guess that is a lot, considering this platform. I'll sign back off for another couple weeks. Most forums are very different in comparison to this one, but I remember reading on here that "your reputation begins growing in the SF community the moment you declare interest". I don't want to piss anybody off.
On 10-11-14 your intro day you posted 7 times (Intro day!!!)

On 10-12-14 you posted 1 time

Yesterday you posted 11 times (Busy day)

Today you have posted 3 times

Well that is 4 days of posting and a lot of questions/comments. My comment was posted to try to focus you on absorbing the wealth of info that an aspiring candidate may find here in preparation for attempting the selection process and course.

And yes we are proud to not be like other boards. We are a group of Professionals with years of experience not a bunch of kid's sitting in a basement or college dorm chatting on the internet about things that they have not done.
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Old 10-24-2014, 10:19   #10
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Duly noted, I've found someone who will mentor me here at Campbell. I appreciate all the kind words and advice. I am a self starter and self motivator, but it never hurts to have someone who has been there and done it to help steer me in the right direction in all that I do.
Like TR said, we're looking for people who don't need a "guide" ... because at the crucial moment they're not there to guide you, and you waste time thinking 'what would my guide do' when you need to be thinking here is what I'm going to do. That doesn't mean that you don't search out information or stop assessing that information; quite the opposite -- but there is a difference.

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Old 10-24-2014, 12:20   #11
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The amount of useful information contained on this site is staggering. Advice, experiences, advice, lists, advice and links to other resources.


Isn't that mentoring?

I can't even imagine going through the process with a resource like this available. Probably would have just thrown my jockstrap on the field and done a victory lap.


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