Military Experience and Project Management


Project Managers are in demand in virtually all business sectors in our project-driven world.  More organizations are recognizing the value of having a skilled workforce to deliver successful projects and business outcomes.

PMI research identifies the project management profession as one of the fastest growing careers in the world. Between 2010 and 2020: 

In today’s market, skilled workers like you, who can get up to speed quickly and immediately make an impact on business results, are in demand. Organizations know that hiring former military personnel with project management expertise is an essential strategy for maintaining a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

› 15.7 million new project management roles will be created globally across project-intensive industries.

› The U.S. anticipates double-digit growth  (more than 12%) in demand for project  management practitioners, resulting  in almost 6.2 million jobs in 202

A career in project management offers you the opportunity to leverage the leadership and management skills, perfected while serving your country, into a rewarding new career path.

Now is the right time to explore project management as your next career.

Taking the First Step A career in project management is more achievable than you might think. Here are steps to guide you while considering a career in project management:

  • Inventory  your skills — Some military experience actually qualifies as project management experience in the Project Management Professional (PMP)® program or entry level Certified Association in Project Management (CAPM)®  program for those with little or no project management experience.   Additionally, roles such as risk managers, schedulers, business analysts, technology managers, portfolio managers and more provide a variety of options as well as career path opportunities.
  • Translate  your skills — Crosswalk your military skills into project  management jargon used in the industry. Through Project Management Job Board, access career services with every step of the job-seeking process, from resume writing to career coaching

Meet People in the Field — Network with other military service member and veteran project managers at your local PMI chapter; work with the chapter  Military Liaison or Military Mentors who can help you determine if project management is the right fit for you, and mentor you through the process.

Join PMI

As the world’s leading not-for-profit professional membership association for  the project, program and portfolio management profession, Project Management Institute is uniquely positioned to support you as you take the next step towards a career in project management.  Through PMI’s local chapters you can join a group of dedicated professionals ready to mentor and support military personnel as you translate your skills, prep for certification and explore new job opportunities. PMI’s certifications are globally recognized, industry transferable, and show hiring managers your dedication and capabilities.

PMI offers eight certifications in the project management field touching on all aspects of project work.   Additionally,all of PMI’s certification exam expenses are reimbursable under the GI Bill or specific service related programs.

To learn more and join the over 750,000 PMI  credential holders worldwide, reach out to us


PMI has made several resources available to assist with enhancing your current military program or creating a new program in your chapter.  Materials are available in the Military information in Marketing Portal  



Chapter Membership

Total Members 622
New Members Added 4
PMP® Members 49
CAPM® Members 5
PgMP® Members 0
PMI-SP® Members 0
PMI-RMP® Members 0
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PfMP® Members 0
PMI-PBA® Members 0
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