The HKPO Veterans Academy is a full-time (40 hours per week) remote Department of Defense SkillBridge program that is fully customizable and can start and end at any time determined by your command-approved dates.

Our goal is to provide you with mentorship, networking, training, and certifications in Project Management (including Agile), Lean Six Sigma, and Leadership.

What’s Included

(dependent upon your SkillBridge length and individual priorities)

  • Access to expert mentorship on transition resources, networking, professional development, and career days with our corporate partners
  • Lean Six Sigma Green and Black Belt Certifications with individualized REAL industry projects for every member AND one-on-one mentorship with our Master Black Belts
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) training, exam prep, and voucher.
  • PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) training and exam prep
  • A group (cohort) Agile project with mentorship
  • Google Agile Project Management Training and Certification
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Training and Certification
  • LinkedIn training and profile optimization with monthly challenges
  • Resume proofing and support
  • And a catalogue of additional courses and certifications (available based on individual SkillBridge program length).


To be eligible to apply, candidates must:
  • Be able to obtain SkillBridge approval from parent command for the requested program dates
  • If applying for PMP or PMI-ACP, candidate must have at least 36 months of project management experience with a 4-year degree or 60 months of project management experience without a degree
  • Must not currently possess PMP, PMI-ACP, or Lean Six Sigma Green/Black Belt certifications if applying for those trainings, exam prep, and certifications.
  • Must maintain/obtain sufficient internet service to support live video calls.
  • And must complete the HKPO Veterans Academy Application and submit their resumes to