Mentoring Program Success

9,300+ Veterans

have become ACP Alumni* since 2010

2,153 Veteran Protégés

became ACP Alumni in 2016

1,289 Veteran Protégés

obtained meaningful employment during the course of their mentorships in 2016

*An ACP Alumnus is a veteran Protégé who has expressed that his or her mentorship has proven valuable in a variety of professional-development areas.

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Would you recommend the program to a fellow veteran?

Yes 7,594 (98%)
No 32 (<1%)
Unsure 159 (2%)

Was the ACP Mentoring Program valuable to you in one or more of the following areas?

Learning about career opportunities 5,484 (70%)  
Improving my résumé and interview skills 5,183 (67%)  
Building a network of professionals 5,139 (66%)  
Translating my military experience into civilian terms 4,844 (62%)  
Refining civilian career goals and professional ambitions 4,619 (59%)  
Dealing with work/life balance issues 3,052 (39%)  
Obtaining a job 2,952 (38%)  
Determining if I should go back to school 2,530 (32%)  
Learning how to advance at my current job 2,071 (27%)  
Learning how to deal with difficult boss or colleague/improving interpersonal relationships 1,890 (24%)  
Learning how to start my own business/build my own business 896 (12%)  
Other 651 (8%)  
No, the program was not valuable 96 (1%)  

Note: Participants may select multiple categories, so percentages do not add up to 100%

Mentor Survey Results

Female Metrics

ACP surveys each Mentor paired in a mentorship for six months or more to measure their satisfaction with the program. In 2016, ACP received responses from 1,770 Mentors.

Are you glad that your company is participating in ACP?

Yes 1,770 (100%)
No 0 (0%)
Unsure 0 (0%)

Would you recommend ACP to a friend or colleague?

Yes 1,758 (>99%)
No 1 (<1%)
Unsure 11 (<1%)

Would you consider being a Mentor again in the ACP program?

Yes 1,722 (97%)
No 10 (<1%)
Unsure 38 (>2%)

A Snapshot of Veteran Applicants


Enlisted Servicemembers








are 40+ years old 

35 years old

Average Age


are interested in small business/entrepreneurship


do not identify themselves as white

Since 2010, ACP Protégé Alumni have come from more than 2,430 towns and cities across the U.S.

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