What is My Enlisted Development Plan?

Master Sgt. Takashi Dehart

Master Sgt. Takashi Dehart

AUG 2009 -- Setting goals and establishing a plan for your development and career progression can be integral to your success as a career Airman. Often times this path may not be as clear as we would like it to be. 

As a young Airman, you may struggle or get discouraged if you don't have all the answers on how to progress in your career field. As a junior noncommissioned officer you will become a technical expert but may want to seek out greater challenges. As a senior NCO you will have faced many challenges and may look to see how you can round out your career. These are challenges all career Airmen may face at certain milestones in their careers. Fortunately, the Air Force has created a tool that allows each Airman to look at their current developmental progress and find insight into future requirements for each stage of their career: My Enlisted Development Plan (EDP). 

MyEDP is a force development tool launched in October 2006. At that time, Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force, Rodney J. McKinley (now retired), envisioned a portal that allows Airmen to play a bigger role in developing their respective Air Force careers. Chief McKinley stated, "It's your personalized space to view, plan and track your career." MyEDP encompasses enlisted Airmen's education and training, leadership and job experiences, providing Airmen a complete view of all their data and information in one location. It provides Airmen critical career field and grade specific information managed directly by each career field manager. It also has unique features, such as a personal journal and mentoring capabilities where supervisors or mentors can see your goals and help you accomplish them. 

MyEDP is a comprehensive source and serves as a "roadmap" for continuing your professional development, helping to face the challenges of career progression. To access your MyEDP page, log into the AF Portal, click on Life & Career, then Force Development (FD), finally on the left column Enlisted Development and your MyEDP page will open in a new window. 

Establishing goals, developing a plan to meet those goals, and attaining those goals are key components to an Airman's success. This is a cycle we all will experience many times over in our careers and MyEDP is a useful tool to help us through the process. What is YOUR Enlisted Development Plan?
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