CHAPTER 5 PHYSICAL SECURITY AND LAW ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURES MENTORING Mentors are senior careerists and/or managers/commanders who not only personally become involved in the development of careerists within their organization but also influence decisions to establish programs, commit resources, make assignments, etc. that make career development happen. Mentoring is most successful when the careerist being mentored is mobile and can take advantage of the widest range of opportunities. Using the ACTEDS plan as a base, mentors will facilitate training and career broadening opportunities, help careerists assess their potential and actively guide them in progressing through the appropriate career area progression pattern. Mentors should be used extensively in the entry grade levels. It is recommended that ACPMs and managers review each employee's needs and desires, and consider fostering mentors for mobile CP-19 careerists in all grade levels.