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Military Transition Academy Podcast

Military Transition Academy Podcast

By Vets2PM
At the Military Transition Academy hosted by Vets2PM we believe your transition from service to the civilian workforce, we call CIVDIV, should be a smooth switch to a meaningful and lucrative career.
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MTA Ep 18_041822_Erik Orient Get a Coach, Not a Cheerleader
Erik Orient, the Director of Military and Veteran Affairs for UPMC, drops some on-target artillery knowledge nugget rounds for mass effect on us. We talk about cheerleaders and coaches and how they are different. We also hit on resumes and certifications that stand out. You don't want to miss this one, it is one of our longest episodes but we just couldn't hit stop on it because the dialog was so good.
May 10, 2022
MTA Ep 17_04182022_Brig Gen Stratton and CMSgt Pratt
Brig Gen Stratton and CMSgt Pratt join us on the show to discuss the Alaska Air National Guard, the unique opportunities at the 176th, and the general experiences of an Arctic Warrior. There are great items of information, knowledge, and experiences to unpack here but what is really special is to get to know these two high echelon leaders.
May 03, 2022
MTA Ep 16_04182022_How to Complete Your PMP Application in Under 60 Minutes!
This episode is a sneak peak and release of a FREE course you can get in by creating a free account on In your student portal you will have a course that walks you through PMI's PMP Application process and shows you quickly how to submit it. 
April 26, 2022
MTA Ep 15_04052022_Doc Breaking Down The Project Management Products
Doc and Jeremy breaking down the project management products and services. They unpack predictive, agile, and hybrid project management while showing that Vets2PM is a low-to-no-risk situation with their money-back guarantee! Give this one a hard listen and find out how to level up your career.
April 19, 2022
MTA EP 14_04062022_Time with the aPHR Course Creator Misty Moreno
A conversation with Misty Moreno, Vets2PM's aPHR course creator, about why she created this course and why it is a quick certification win. We learn about how to capture your health and welfare experience from military leadership with a civilian HRCI HR certification.
April 12, 2022
MTA Ep 13_030822_Flipping the Interview Script with Nate from Altimeter Solutions
Nathan, an account executive from Altimeter Solutions shares some great advice and drops an interview bombshell tactic to utilize. He flips the script for the interview process but he waits until the end to deploy his tactical weapon.
April 05, 2022
MTA Ep 12_030822_Job Advice from a Siemens Manager Hoov
This episode is all about providing advice to veterans from a manager from Siemens, Leverette Hoover Civilian Job: National Operations Manager for Midwest & Pacific Zones – Siemens Industry Inc., Smart Infrastructure
March 29, 2022
MTA Ep 11_22522_Free Project Management Course
We are discussing the free Project Management Fundamentals course you can get access to right now by going to We encourage you to check it out to see if you are interested in the PM career field. 
March 22, 2022
MTA Ep 10_22522_What does PMP Preferred Mean?
When you see the words PMP Preferred in job announcements should I still apply? 
March 15, 2022
MTA Ep 9_22522_General and Specialized Experience
Doc Wright unpacks the difference between general and specialized experience and how it relates to military service as well as certifications.
March 08, 2022
MTA Ep 8_13122_Hierarchy With Garrik
Garrik is back at it and giving us his take on hierarchy and what happens when you sit on the top of a pyramid.
March 01, 2022
MTA Ep 7_13122 - Counseling, Serving, Living, and Learning With Garrik
Garrik Dennis is back with a stimulating conversation on how counseling led him to serve veterans and how he survived the military transition with a bit of living and learning peppered in for good measure.
February 22, 2022
MTA Ep 6_13122 - Projects with Garrik
Garrik Dennis, US Army Veteran Infantry Officer, and Vets2PM's Lead Instructor breaks down how projects apply to all military veterans, well almost all.
February 15, 2022
MTA Ep 5_1221 - Funding Options
We are discussing the various ways to fund the certification courses.
February 08, 2022
MTA Ep 4_1221 - Extra Tap Class
The "Extra Tap Class" and how we are bringing back a classic series. 
February 01, 2022
MTA Ep 3_1221 - 4 Functions of Management
Here Eric "Doc" Wright dives into the four functions of management.
January 25, 2022
MTA Ep 2_1221 - Provable Fluency
Provable Fluency is all about that conversation you don't have to have with the next hiring manager. You are basically proving your knowledge through an accepted and reputable industry certification. 
January 18, 2022
MTA Ep 1_1221 - Mission Statement
Here Eric "Doc" Wright and Jeremy Burdick talk about Vets2PM's mission statement and unpack how and why they serve the veteran community.
January 11, 2022