Military Outreach Committee (MOC)

From Tactical to Practical..with a career booster – Project Management Institute

PPRC MOC Mission

Our committee leads the military outreach activities within the Pikes Peak Regional Chapter (PPRC) and in the local community by providing subject matter knowledge and personal experience to assist military veterans and their families in selecting the applicable PMI certification and providing guidance and mentorship throughout the certification application process.

PPRC MOC Vision

Our vision is to help as many interested transitioning military veterans as possible translate their skills and experience to successfully apply for a PMI-sponsored certification.

 

Our Role

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

  • Bring 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

 

Purpose

Your military experience provides the perfect set of experiences and skills to prepare you for a career in project management, and the PMI PPRC Milirary Outreach Committee is here to help you.  The purpose of the program is to prepare U.S. Military Servicemembers (active duty, Guard/Reserve, Veterans and/or spouses) for careers in project management and to enhance the careers of the existing Military population already in a project management career.  The official strategic focus is to aid military members to: join, qualify, certify, and place.

 

Background

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 PMI.org 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.

 

MOC Resources

Military Outreach Committee Useful Links

MOC Trifold

PMI Veterans Brochure

 

MOC Members

Director of Military Outreach and Military Outreach Liaisons

Director of Military Outreach

David Wells

Dynetics

Military Outreach Liaison

MICHAEL BRANDT

U.S. Strategic Command

Military Outreach Liaison

Thomas Conlon

Cosmic Advanced Engineeering Solutions

Military Outreach Liaison

Jennifer Dunlop

Dynetics

Military Outreach Liaison

David Hagedorn

USA

Military Outreach Liaison

David Harrison

Cisco

Military Outreach Liaison

Gregory John

General Dynamics Mission Systems

Military Outreach Liaison

logan kaim

U.S. Army

Military Outreach Liaison

Paul Kolodziejski

Booz Allen Hamilton

Military Outreach Liaison

Michael Nocito

EM Key Solutions

Military Outreach Liaison

Joseph Romero

Base-2 Solutions

Military Outreach Liaison

Bryan Trinkle

Sierra Nevada Corporation

Military Outreach Liaison

Jerome Young

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