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The RMMS Story

Mentor Communities - Coming Soon!

  1. Program Management
  2. Human Resource Management
  3. Business Administration; Operations; Sales; Marketing; Contracting; Capture
  4. Intelligence; Analysts; Collection
  5. Logistics; Distribution; Transportation; Warehousing; Air & Ground; Maintenance; Facilities Operations; Supply Management
  6. Security/Facility; Network; Personnel; Information; Assurance
  7. Engineering; Manufacturing; Hardware; Software; Scientific
  8. Healthcare; Medical; Dental; Hospital Administration; HIPPA; Fitness and Nutrition
  9. Financial; Investments; Banking; Audits; Accounting; Analysts
  10. Government; Federal; State; Local
  11. Leisure; Hospitality; Travel
  12. Food Service; Restaurant
  13. IT/Architecture; Web Development; Network Management; Help Desk; Telecommunications; Gaming and Simulation
  14. Retail; Sales
  15. Education

The RMMS Mentorship Program Goals are:

  1. Identify a motivated group of highly professional and successful Veterans who want to help service members' transition.
  2. Link transitioning service members with high caliber professionals within the RMMS functional area communities.
  3. Mentors advise on the subject matters necessary to successfully transition into the civilian sector.
  4. Provide timely, career intelligence on job opportunities.
  5. Provide a support network and assist service members with their individual transition issues and challenges.
  6. Provide career advice and assist with career changes.
  7. Work with assigned Corporate Recruiters to link job opportunities with the membership talent pools.

RMMS Mentoring Program Defined

RMMS Mentoring Program is defined as a professional network of Veterans and professionals with a sincere desire to use their own experience to assist transitioning service members in honing applicable skills relevant to today's economy, and share the critical knowledge necessary to guide those transitioning, personally and professionally.

Do not confuse mentoring and coaching. Though related, they are not the same. A mentor may coach, but a coach is not a mentor. Mentoring is "relational," while coaching is "functional."

RMMS Mentoring characteristics:

  1. Takes place outside of the military chain of command.
  2. Is career-focused and focused on professional development that will contribute to transition to the private sector.
  3. Relationship is personal - a RMMS mentor provides both professional and personal support.
  4. Will be "group" focused within a functional community (a single Mentor may be called on to work with 4-10 mentees at any given time). The group meets once a month during online webinars or teleconferences to discuss interest related topics. The RMMS mentor and the assigned group helps one another learn and develop appropriate skills and knowledge. ?Mentors may also provide 1-on-1 mentoring where deemed appropriate.

What does a RMMS mentor do?

  1. Teaches the service member about specific transition issues related to their functional area.
  2. Facilitates the service member's growth by sharing knowledge, lessons and networks.
  3. Challenges the service member to move beyond his or her comfort zone.
  4. Focuses on the service member's total development.
  5. Provides support, guidance, friendship, role modeling, assistance, and an attentive ear.
  6. Commits to a 12-month period of mentoring.
  7. Acts as the forcing function to get the member on track and through the process.

What function does the RMMS Vice President for Mentoring Program perform?

  1. Screens, selects and identifies developmental training for RMMS mentors.
  2. Standardizes the mentor practice.
  3. Monitors mentors performance within the mentee groups.
  4. Assigns mentors to a select group of mentee's based on their experience and background and that of the mentees.
  5. Increases the effectiveness of RMMS mentoring program through continuous feedback and quality.

Benefits of the RMMS Mentoring Program

The RMMS Mentoring Program benefits both the mentors and mentees by:

  1. Transferring not just information but practical experience and wisdom gained from former Veterans and Retirees.
  2. Mentees gain from the mentor's currency and expertise, and receive critical feedback in key areas, such as communications, interpersonal relationships, technical abilities, and leadership skills.
  3. Mentees develop a sharper focus on what is needed to grow professionally prior to separation from the military.
  4. Mentees network with a more influential group.
  5. Mentees enhancing their professional development.
  6. Mentees learn specific skills and knowledge that are relevant to their personal goals.
  7. Mentees gain knowledge about private sector organizational culture and countless unspoken rules critical for success. As a result, Mentee's are able to adapt more quickly within non-military organizations.
  8. Linking service members to valuable knowledge and information.
  9. Using our own veterans and former service members, instead of outside consultants.
  10. Creating a mentoring culture, which continuously promotes feedback to service members for personal growth and development.
  11. RMMS Mentors gain satisfaction in sharing expertise with others.
  12. RMMS Mentors offer a friendly ear with which to share frustrations as well as successes.

Mentor Compensation

RMMS will offer periodic stipends or other forms of compensation for their mentors based on the financial success of the mentoring program. We recognize that our community members are sacrificing valuable time to be with their mentees.

Mentoring Communities

Within each Mentoring Community, service members will be able to blog with mentors and corporate recruiters and review job postings on exclusive RMMS community job boards. Service members can blog with the mentors and recruiters about career progression, lessons learned, and how to best transition to the civilian workplace.


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