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A Message from the Director, Military Relations 

THANK YOU… for your interest in the Project Management Institute (PMI) Baltimore Chapter’s Military Outreach program, and a special THANK YOU to you - all of our active duty service members and veterans.  We understand the sacrifices that military members and veterans make in service to our country, and we are committed, therefore, to doing all we can to support and assist military and veterans interested in the Project Management profession. 

For this reason, PMI Baltimore Chapter has created a volunteer military liaison position, focused solely on providing support, outreach and other forms of assistance to military members and veterans who are Chapter members, or considering becoming Chapter members. 

While the position is relatively new, we are working diligently to expand the scope of support we are able to provide. 

As the Director for Military Relations, on behalf of the Chapter, I am honored to be your primary point of contact for questions, requests, and feedback on military- and veteran-related issues.  I, along with many of the Chapter’s members have also served, so we have a large core of experience to help you achieve your project management goals, whatever they may be.   

Please don’t hesitate to contact me with your questions or requests, and especially with your feedback on how we can improve our service to you.   

Thank you again for your service, and I hope that you will find your time and involvement with the PMI Baltimore Chapter both rewarding and fulfilling. 

Yours in Service, 

Arthur E. Croteau, Jr., 

CMSgt, USAF (Ret) 

Director, Military Relations 


 

Military and Veteran Resource Links 

Link: 

Description: 

https://www.projectmanagement.com/Topics/Career-Development/ 

Project Management website for career development. Articles, resources and tips on certifications, study aids, and more 

https://www.pmi.org/membership/free-pdus PMI's page on how to earn free PDUs
https://www.project-management-podcast.com/pdu Project Management Podcast (PM Podcast) website. Earn PMP PDUs by listening to podcasts
https://courses.iil.com/category/project-management IIL's course catalog page for Project Management. Earn PDUs via on-demand or traditional classroom learning
https://www.pmclounge.com/ PMC Lounge website. Watch PM videos, find prep courses and materials, and more
https://www.linkedin.com/learning/me LinkedIn's "Learning" resources. Customized on-line learning based on your selection of topics and interests
https://rmcls.com/ RMC Learning Solutions (Rita Mulcahy's Original Exam Prep) site. purchase exam prep resources, sign up for self-paced or bootcamp-style exam preparation classes

https://onward2opportunity-vctp.org/course-offerings/ 

(Look for Project Management offerings in the Business Management section) 

Onward To Opportunity website. Offers FREE CAPM, PMP certification training, preparation and studies. Offered through Syracuse University 

https://afvec.us.af.mil/afvec/Public/COOL/HowDoIApply.aspx 

Air Force “AFCOOL” (Air Force Credentialing Opportunities Online) 

https://www.cool.army.mil/ 

Army “COOL” website 

https://www.cool.navy.mil/ 

Navy “COOL” website 

https://www.cool.navy.mil/usmc/ 

Marine Corps “COOL” website 

https://www.onetonline.org/ 

O-Net OnLine. Career / Industry information, equated to military specialty codes 

https://www.resumeengine.org/#/ 

Resume Engine. Translates military skills into private industry terminology easily and quickly 

https://www.uschamberfoundation.org/hiring-our-heroes 

Hiring Our Heroes. US Chamber of Commerce sponsored resources for transitioning military and veterans 

https://www.va.gov/education/ VA Education and Training Benefits page. Find information on using your GI Bill to obtain benefits and training, educational and career counseling, and other educational assistance

https://navigator.pmi.org 

 PMI's newest career development tool, NAVIGATOR.  Take a quick assessment to enter your goals, skills, knowledge gaps, and get a custom-tailored action plan to help you achieve your goals

https://www.dav.org/veterans/employment-resources/job-search-events/

Disabled American Veterans (DAV) list of job fairs, nation-wide; many of which are virtual.  Site is regularly updated with new events

What are we missing here?

Have a link or resource you think we should add?  Send your suggestions to Art Croteau, Director, Military Relations, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


 

             FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ) 

Where can I find information about military and veteran resources from PMI HQ? 

The PMI Military page provides contact information to get in touch with a PMI representative dedicated helping military and veterans learn about opportunities in Project Management.  Visit the page at https://www.pmi.org/military or email them at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Is PMI Baltimore Chapter active on social media sites? 

Yes!  Visit PMI Baltimore Chapter’s social media pages at the links below: 

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/PMIBaltimoreChapter 

LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/groups/95771/ 

Twitter - https://twitter.com/PMIBaltimore 

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/pmi_baltimore_chapter/ 

Is there a particular Point of Contact in the Chapter who deals with military / veteran support? 

Yes. The Director, Military Relations focuses on issues and support for military and veteran members of the chapter. The current Director for Military Relations is Art Croteau.  Send inquiries and/or correspondence to Art at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

I am a transitioning military member or veteran; How can I identify myself as such to the Chapter?

Individuals wishing to include their military affiliation with Chapter membership information can do so by filling out the Veteran Self-Identification Form, found on the Chapter's Membership page, here:  https://pmibaltimore.org/membership/veteran-self-identification

 

Do I have to have a certification, such as the CAPM or PMP to be a member of the Chapter, or attend Chapter events? 

No.  Anyone interested in Project Management who is a member of PMI can attend Chapter events. There are benefits to membership, however, as chapter members are eligible for discount pricing. 

Does the Chapter provide assistance or training to help prepare for certification tests? 

Yes. The Chapter hosts, or partners with outside institutions who host certification prep courses, boot camps or similar events to help individuals prepare to take certification tests. For more information related to educational or professional development opportunities, contact Art Croteau (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or John Lewis, VP of Membership (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). 

Can I get assistance with my application to test for a certification? 

The Chapter does not currently have a program specifically designed to review certification applications, but there are individuals in the chapter willing to review applications and provide guidance on completing applications.  Military members and Veterans can contact Art Croteau, the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.  

 
Does the Chapter offer military discounts? 

Active duty military and veterans are eligible to obtain their first year of Chapter membership for free, once they have joined PMI.  Contact Art Croteau, the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.  

Where can I get more information on certifications and testing? 

PMI offers several different certifications. Visit the PMI website for more information. 

Is any financial assistance available for Military/Veterans to help cover the cost of certification testing? 

Yes!  Service members and veterans may be able to use the GI Bill to obtain reimbursement for some or all of the cost of certification testing, through the Department of Veterans Affairs.  Visit the VA website here, for more information: 
https://www.va.gov/education/about-gi-bill-benefits/how-to-use-benefits/test-fees/ 
Additionally, some employers offer their employees educational / tuition assistance which may cover the cost of things like boot camps and certification testing, if the testing is related to an employee’s role or responsibilities. 

How can I volunteer with the Chapter? 

The heart of every PMI Chapter is its volunteers, and PMI Baltimore Chapter is no different.  With a membership base of over 3500 individuals, the Chapter relies on its volunteers to organize and lead the Chapter, host events, and support all of the Chapter’s functions.  If you would like to volunteer in some capacity with the Chapter – to include assisting our transitioning military members and veterans – visit PMI’s Volunteer Relationship Management System (VRMS) page: 

https://vrms.pmi.org/OpportunitySearch/OpportunitySearch 

From there, select “Baltimore, MD Chapter” from the drop-down list, and view the current volunteer opportunities.   
Don’t see anything that matches your talent, passion or interest?  Contact the Membership Team to discuss customizing or tailoring a position to fit your passion.  The Chapter’s Volunteer Director is Alaa Kamar; he can be reached via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

 

I am thinking about a career in Project Management, but I don't know how to get started.  Does PMI have any resources to help me find out if Project Management is for me, and how I can get started?

Yes!  PMI recently developed a new career development tool called NAVIGATOR.  With NAVIGATOR, you can answer a few assessment questions about your goals, skills, and knowledge gaps, and NAVIGATOR will produce a custom-tailored action plan specifically to help you achieve your goals.  Check it out here, at https://navigator.pmi.org 

 

 


 

Sponsorship and Event Hosting

 

Do you own or work at a military- and veteran-friendly organization?  Are you interested in "giving back" to our military and veteran service members?  If you would like to sponsor an event, host an event at your site, or would like to offer products or services to our military and veteran Chapter members, we would love to partner with you!  Please contact Art Croteau, Director, Military Relations (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or John Lewis, VP of Membership (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to set up an opportunity to discuss how we can help take care of our military and veterans.


Help make this page better!

Great ideas come from many different sources.  If you have a suggestion on how to improve this page, a request to add specific content, or a comment or question for the Director, Military Relations or anyone else on the Membership Team, we'd love to hear from you!

Send your comments, questions or requests to Art Croteau (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or John Lewis, VP of Membership (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

 

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