Modern Project Management

(ISSN: 2317-3963)

Project Management: A Natural Career Destination for Military Veterans

Tracey M. Richardson
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University United States
James W. Marion
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University United States
Matthew P. Earnhardt
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University United States
Vittal S. Anantatmula
Western Carolina University United States


This quantitative study surveys 595 United States military veterans from all four branches of the military in order to ascertain the degree to which the branches of the military prepare individuals for possible future careers in civilian project management roles. Further, the study compares the relative knowledge of project management technical skill areas, processes and personal competencies. Although all branches provided responses indicating a high degree of familiarity with and preparation for project management roles, some significant differences were observed in responses between military branches.

Keywords: Project Management, Military Transition, Veterans Employment.



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