CompTIAWorld | FALL 2017 42 Salute to Certs: How CompTIA Certifications Help the Military and Veterans Accomplish Their Missions CompTIA certifications have long helped the military set a baseline for the skills required of the IT professionals who manage the tools and systems used for communications, intelligence, weapons and more. In fact, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has several directives in place that require its personnel and contractors to hold IT certifications related to their fields. In addition to securing the government’s systems and data, having active military members obtain IT certifications sets them up for success when they transition from the military to civilian jobs. byDebraMcCraw