JUNE 1, 2017, MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (NNS) – Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Training and Development Team, with support from the NAVSUP Corporate Culture Council, sponsored a speed mentoring event to provide quick-hit information for employees to find potential mentors at Naval Support Activity (NSA) Mechanicsburg, May 31.
The annual event, which was held for the third year, offered an opportunity for personnel seeking to develop stronger careers by connecting them with seasoned employees. During the event, mentors shared technical skills and leadership lessons they have learned throughout their careers.
“I was heartened by the number of volunteers and event participants,” said NAVSUP Commander Rear Adm. Jonathan Yuen. Noting the “Navy Leader Development Framework’s” emphasis of mentoring for leader development and strengthening character, he encouraged people to take advantage of mentorship opportunities, adding, “our leadership is here with open ears and sharp minds to assist you in accomplishing more for yourself and the Navy.”
The purpose of the mentor program is to help develop and retain a high-performing workforce which ultimately impacts the success of the organization. All military and civilian employees in the Mechanicsburg area were invited to participate.
“Every employee from junior to senior leaders benefit from a successful mentoring relationship,” said NAVSUP Corporate Culture Champion Marlene Steinour. “Our goal is to foster the professional growth of our employees through building mentoring relationships, and to ultimately sustain a culture where mentoring is part of our day-to-day interaction.”
The NAVSUP Training and Development Team is dedicated to creating an environment of continuous learning and personal growth. Their team assists with the myriad of services and tools offered to help employees reach their developmental and career goals.
NAVSUP provides U.S. naval forces with quality supplies and services. With headquarters in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, and employing a diverse, worldwide workforce of more than 22,500 military and civilian personnel, NAVSUP oversees logistics programs in the areas of supply operations, conventional ordnance, contracting, resale, fuel, transportation, and security assistance. In addition, NAVSUP is responsible for quality-of-life issues for our naval forces, including food service, postal services, Navy Exchanges, and movement of household goods.
By Matthew Morrison, NAVSUP Corporate Communications