PMI Delaware Valley Chapter has an active Military Liaison special interest group.
Frank McKeown leads the PMI-DVC Military PM group which includes chapter members Bill Blackburn, Rosanna Gumapac, Josh Atkinson, Sylvester A. Fernandez De Castro and Jim Snyder.
The team’s primary goal is to support active duty and ex-military members who are interested in Project Management, encouraging them to get involved with PMI and get certified. A second goal is to support veterans where possible, using the team’s knowledge and experience where appropriate.
Benefits available to current and former military members include:
- Reimbursement via the GI Bill for Certification and first year PMI corporate membership costs
- Reimbursement via the PMI-DVC Chapter Guest Pass program for first year PMI-DVC membership cost
- Free resume and career coaching via 3rd party service
Recent activities include:
- On 2/17/2017, thanks to coordination provided by 1st Lt. Sylvester A. Fernandez De Castro, USAF, a PMI-DVC team consisting of Josh Atkinson, Frank McKeown and Harris Snyder (with support from Jim Snyder) traveled to Dover Air Force Base. Activities that day included a tour of some of the facilities and a presentation on PMI and the military benefits to 14 active duty Air Force members
Veteran mentors at www.ementorprogram.org is an organization that connects veterans with individuals (veteran or not) who want to provide mentoring support for job searches and career counseling. Consider getting involved with this program and helping with project management guidance or any other subject matter where you have expertise.