Are you interested in providing mentorship and professional development to students interested in a career as an Officer?
ANSO San Diego Chapter’s LT Jonathan Daniel has created a virtual mentorship program for Hispanic and Latin students in high school, college, as well as recent graduates to be connected with ANSO members. The objective of this mentorship program is to provide students with information, pathways, and personal insight into pursuing a career as a USN/USCG Officer.
As of 2022, the ethnic Hispanic makeup of Navy Enlisted closely mirrors the national population; however, there is a stark decrease in Hispanic Officer representation that is non-proportional with the national population. We want to close that gap and increase inclusivity and a sense of belonging in order to focus on warfighting. Creating a Navy and Coast Guard with a proportional and diverse leadership corps leads to innovation and organizational creativity.
If you are interested in signing up as a mentor, please use the following link:
If you are a student, recent graduate, or know someone who would be interested in receiving a mentor, please direct to the following link:
If you have any further questions or concerns, comment below or reach out to LT Jonathan Daniel at email@example.com
My name is LT Ximena Johnson and over the summer I had the opportunity to participate in the 2020 Academy Introduction Mission (AIM) as an Active Duty Partner, to provide information to high school students who expressed interest in applying to the Coast Guard Academy. My job was to provide a realistic view of the organization, the CGA, and my experience as a Hispanic female in the Coast Guard.
In each AIM week, there were approximately 65 students, divided into platoons led by a Cadre of Cadets. While attending AIM, students were able to learn about the Coast Guard and the Coast Guard Academy. Normally the students would be at the Academy for one week to explore the campus and learn on-site about Academy life. However, because of the safety risks posed by COVID-19, the Coast Guard Academy Admissions Department developed a comprehensive and meticulous plan in which multiple virtual meetings were conducted via Microsoft Teams. Additionally, the AIM Cadre developed a series of high quality videos, designed to provide the students with fitness instructions, educational information about USCG history, missions, and life as a CGA cadet. I think the AIM Cadre and CGA Admissions successfully delivered useful information to the students, giving them the opportunity to learn about life in the Coast Guard, its missions, and the educational opportunities available at the CG Academy.
The San Diego Chapter is soliciting for Coast Guard Active Duty Officers, Coast Guard Academy Alumni, and Retirees who wish to mentor prospective and current Coast Guard Academy cadets as part of the Academy Minority Outreach Team (AMOT). In coordination with Academy Admissions, mentors conduct outreach to prospective candidates, encourage completion of their applications, and offer support on acceptance to the Academy. Moreover, volunteers forge relationships with cadets as they transition into the Officer Corps.
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