“I wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for my mentors,” she said. “Your job ethic gets you a long way in life, and how hard you work is going to get you a long way, but having people guide you is essential.”
Gillilan’s career mentorship began before enlistment as her father steered her towards an Air Force career. Even though he retired from the Army, he knew the Air Force would be a better decision for her.
“He guided me to the world’s greatest Air Force,” Gillilan said.