Military Outreach

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Our PMIWDC Military Outreach Program is designed to support active duty, separated, and retired military personnel understand the benefits of a project management accreditation and navigate the application and certification process.

 

PMIWDC – Military Outreach Program Goals:

  • Support active duty, separated, and retired military personnel understand the benefits of a project management accreditation and navigate the application and certification process.
  • Help military personnel and veterans select PMI certifications and help translate their skills and experience to successfully apply for certification.
  • Provide guidance and mentorship throughout the certification application process for military personnel and veterans.
  • Engage transitioning military personnel to consider the project management field
  • Inform military communities about project management values, processes, skills, and certifications
  • Help military personnel and veterans select applicable PMI certification and translate their skills and experience to successfully apply for certification and provide guidance and mentorship throughout the certification application process
  • Increase PMWDC Chapter’s awareness about transitioning military personnel.
  • Integrate the veteran community and veteran-friendly companies in the Washington DC area.

Our PMIWDC Chapter includes an AVP Lead Military Outreach Liaison Team who seek transitioning military personnel interested in project management and connects them with veterans currently working in the field. These veterans help assist and advise each individual on the transition process from prior careers into the field of project management.

Below are resources to assist in translating your military experience into private sector project management terminology as well as several podcasts to discover how your military experience is project-related. There is also a document to and learn the initiatives the PMIWDC Chapter is performing to help veterans.

 

Translating your Military Experience

  • PM Point of View Podcasts: Hosted by Kendall Lott, President and CEO of MPowered Strategies; former President of PMIWDC, interviews several former military veterans who have transitioned into a Project Management career:
  • #26 Military Transition - Joining the Ranks of Project Management – Discover how these separated veterans transitioned their way into project management
  • #33 Security - Former Navy Seal shares his military experiences which prepared him for his role as a Project Management Professional
  • #34 - High Impact Community Leaders - (At 9 minute mark) Tim Dalhouse, Retired Marine Corps Master Gunnery Sergeant, shares his experiences on how he became a project manager
  • Military Networking and Educational Forums

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PMIWDC Volunteer Support

The Washington DC Chapter, Professional Alliance Team is actively seeking military PMP- certified members to help us share the word that Project Management is a great career option for veterans transitioning into a civil service role, government contractor supporting the DOD, or a private corporation. Please visit our Volunteer Portal to learn more.

If you have additional questions or would like to learn more, please contact the program’s military liaison lead at [email protected].