Does a veteran’s military experience count as project management experience? Absolutely!
Military experience is one of the best sources of project management experience and should put any veteran at the top of any hiring list. Translating military service experience into project management terms to qualify for PMP certification is not a big deal. As a veteran myself, and nearly all of our instructors are veterans, we actively help with any application questions and review as part of our classes.
PMI requires 4,500/7,500 hours of experience “leading and directing” projects. Projects are temporary endeavors that have a start/finish and produce a unique product, service, or result. Just about everything can be framed into those terms. For example, if you plan and carry out a deployment, plan a re-organization, even a change of command, or pretty much anything, it is at some level a project. Doesn’t matter what you called it at the time–task, activity, project, program, etc.
Further, you may find lots of your experience is not full project life cycle–initiate, plan, execute, and close. No problem. Many times people do just part of that. For example, maybe your role involves determining feasibility of a projects. That’s initiating and it counts.
The PMP Examination Content Outline can help clarify some of the tasks and activities project managers do. Take a look at PMI’s Project Management Professional (PMP) Examination Content Outline, beginning on page 5.
Anyway, as with other companies that cater to US military service veterans, we take time time to help translate military experience into project terms. As well, in the big picture, we help all students with their application questions. Our obvious goal is to make sure all of our students are ready to submit their application once the class is finished.
In addition to my company, I recommend you take a look in the group’s Promotions tab as there are other US companies that give much the same attention. Also, take a look through the discussions here in the group, some on the same or similar topics. You’ll find many of the participants are also instructors or represent companies that teach live project management and PMP exam prep classes here in the US.
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