In elementary school I had teacher by the name of Kory Roberts during 5th grade. He was a young African-American man, recently graduated from a local college, and was as energetic as any new teacher finally in the classroom could be. I received good grades in school and even won some state-level art accolades. I […]

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This week’s post is a guest blog by former Navy Lieutenant James Zumwalt served two tours as Commander of a Navy EOD Combat Expeditionary Support (CES) Platoon and Special Operations Force (SOF) Platoon during Operation Iraqi Freedom. After separating from the Navy, he served as a Congressional staffer on Capitol Hill and now resides in […]

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For some people, Valentine’s Day is about love, but for us at Military Mentors, it’s all about the connection and understanding. On days like this holiday, one can’t help but think about human interaction. I thought about being in Iraq during the first year of my marriage (and our first Valentine’s Day) how much communication […]

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Let’s face it: while finding the right mentor can be tough, getting in touch in the military is easy. We have unit rosters, social rosters, and the ever-popular Global Address List through which to communicate It’s not the getting in touch that’s the problem—it’s the staying in touch part that’s a struggle. In my observation, […]

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For humans, contact matters. Connecting to others is a basic human physiological and psychological need. Babies, if left un-nurtured by the comfort of human interaction, will not reach their full developmental potential. That basic need drives us the rest of our lives. If you look at Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs (Physiological, Safety, Love/Belonging, Esteem, Self-Actualization […]

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Back when I used to work for him, my mentor and I used to get into some very heated arguments about work. One conversation in particular stemmed from the umpteenth time the Brigade Command Sergeant Major saw me rucking in the wrong uniform. I was just poking my head in to give him an update: […]

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The author of this week’s blog is Matt Sabljak, President of SRH Marketing, a well-known branding and production agency (see http://www.srhmarketing.com/our-team/). He writes us to help share his ideas about the power of new connections. This piece is also co-authored by our Chief Marketing Officer Raphael Hernandez. Share, comment, and invite others to MilitaryMentors! Do […]

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