ARLINGTON, Va. (Army News Service, May 31, 2007) - The U.S. Army Installation Management Command is accepting applications through June 11 for the fiscal 2008 Centralized Mentoring Program.

Employees who are GS-11 through GS-13 or equivalents, to include those covered by the National Security Personnel System, may apply to be matched with senior leaders for a one-year mentoring partnership.

Mentees complete a one-week shadow assignment, stretch assignments, eLearning courses and regular meetings with their mentors.

The Mentoring Program is designed to develop high-potential employees into well-rounded managers at the middle or senior level by preparing them to assume higher levels of responsibility. Headquarters IMCOM centrally funds the program.

Senior leader volunteer mentors also are being solicited, and will be matched with selected mentees.

Applications require supervisors' approval, and garrison applicants require endorsement from the garrison commander or manager or the deputy garrison commander. Region applicants require an endorsement from region director or designee. Applicants at Headquarters IMCOM must obtain their supervisors' and division chiefs' approval.

Announcements and application forms are available at

Send applications by mail or e-mail to the IMCOM mentoring program manager, Mary Tanzer. For more information call Ms. Tanzer at (703) 602-5487 or DSN 332-5487, or e-mail

Applicants selected for the program will attend a two-day orientation in October.