With what service of the military are/were you affiliated: United States Army

Name:   Tracy Comer
Title:    Senior Analyst 
Organization:    Kennell and Associates, Inc
Sector:   Healthcare Data and Policy Analysis


1)     How long did you serve?

6 years.


2)      How did you hear about and become involved in PMI?

I didn’t hear about PMI until a couple of years after I had left the Army. After I left the Army, transitioned into a civilian job within the United States government doing something similar to what I had been doing on Active Duty for Military Medicine. Then, I went to work in a private consulting firm still affiliated with Military Medicine but where I could work on different projects and have some additional professional development opportunities. This company needed project managers in addition to some of the other skill sets and military experience I possessed. I pursued my PMP and earned it in September 2016, just after a year of starting with my new company and I have been leading projects ever since.


3)      What advice do you have for current or past military members who want to pursue a career in project management

Get involved and network in your local PMI chapter! You can meet experienced project managers, including veterans, who can help you complete any applications or certification preparation. Networking within your local chapters will introduce you to the project management field within a variety of disciplines, help you find a mentor, and even lead to a job opportunity. Separating military members even get a year of free membership in their local chapter!