Military Outreach

The Pikes Peak region is home to Peterson Air Force Base (PAFB), United States Air Force Academy (USAFA), Schriever AFB (SAFB), Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station (CMAFS) and Fort Carson.

Over the last decade, these installations and commands have made certifications a requirement for contractors who fill a project / program management role. As a result, military and government civilians are highly encouraged to hold a PMI certification.

President Barack Obama signed into law on December 14, 2016, the S.1550, the Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act of 2015 (PMIAA), which will enhance accountability and best practices in project and program management throughout the federal government. The legislation, strongly endorsed by the Project Management Institute (PMI), was approved by both chambers of Congress with overwhelming bi-partisan support. This law ensures military members are receiving the experience and training necessary to manage projects / programs within the military.

As a result, military members have the necessary qualifications making them eligible to apply for PMI certifications. However, many transitioning military members are not aware of or the certifications that best match their qualifications. The Military Outreach Committee will help bridge this gap

The Pikes Peak Regional, Colorado Chapter (PPRC) therefore established the Military Outreach Committee to meet the needs of these installations and commands as well as assisting current and aspiring military project management professionals.

Our Role

The PPRC, in coordination with other PMI chapters and national PMI leaders, has initiated a local military outreach project designed to:

  • Bringing awareness of PMI to military communities
  • Inform military communities of PMI values, process, skills and certifications
  • Bring awareness of local military communities needs to PPRC
  • Provide experience to translate military skills in the PMI Certification application process
  • Establish a "mentor-protégé" program for military personnel

For more information contact one of our Military Liaisons below: 

Military Outreach
Director of Military Outreach

David Wells
Military Outreach Liaison

Military Outreach Liaison

Jennifer Dunlop
Military Outreach Liaison

David Harrison
Military Outreach Liaison

Gregory John
Military Outreach Liaison

Joseph Romero