Military Outreach Committee (MOC)
..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.
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
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.
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.
Military Outreach Committee Useful Links
PMI Veterans Brochure