Apply Your Protector Mindset to a Career in GRC

Your military career equipped you with skills and experience that transfer logically to a rewarding career in GRC. Like our men and women in uniform, GRC professionals apply a Protector Mindset™ to protect an organization’s value through their interdisciplinary approaches in governance, risk, compliance, audit, legal, and security.

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What is GRC?

GRC stands for Governance, Risk, and Compliance and is a growing need within organizations of all shapes and sizes. The mission of GRC is to create and protect value for companies by managing risk, meeting compliance, and aligning IT with business objectives. GRC practitioners are versatile professionals who use six GRC disciplines: governance, risk, audit, compliance, ethics, and IT.

Working closely with other GRC specialists, they aim to reliably achieve company objectives (GOVERNANCE), address uncertainty (RISK), and act with integrity (COMPLIANCE).

We wrote the GRC Capability Model, called the Redbook

Your skills are in demand in today’s GRC environment

Risks presented by climate change, economic turbulence, ransomware attacks, and a heightened regulatory environment are just a few of the situational threats facing companies today. To meet these challenges, the GRC industry has adopted a protector mindset vs. the reactive, siloed stance of yesterday. Organizations of all shapes and sizes are seeking disciplined professionals with ingrained leadership skills, the ability to make and support fast decisions, eliminate siloes, and collaborate across many departments.

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The stakes have never been higher for companies and their stakeholders.

“OCEG explains how individual units can de-silo to achieve a common goal.”

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THE OCEG community includes professionals in virtually every organization in the Fortune 1000—and in 190 countries around the globe.

“OCEG brings together GRC experts that I would not otherwise have access to.”

Special pricing and discount for service members, veterans & military spouses


We recognize and appreciate your service. This special discount is for anyone who is serving or has served in the military. Military spouses are also especially equipped with skills and competencies that translate well into GRC roles. GRC roles and jobs are available around the globe which enables military spouses and veterans to find stable, rewarding opportunities from any location around the world.

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“Global recognition for the certificate holders, reasonable pricing for the exam.”

A future-proof career in the private sector

Making the decision to move from military life to the private sector is an important one. Many service members weigh the pros and cons of military service, which offers career stability, against life in the private sector. Consider a career in GRC. A GRC career in private industry can offer an opportunity to earn a higher salary, control your own upward mobility, and settle down geographically.


OCEG makes it easy to transfer your skills and get certified in GRC

Every year, 200,000 service members transition from the military to the civilian workforce. Most of these transitioning service members have hundreds of hours, and several years of practical experience and application of training related to governance, risk, compliance, audit, and data security. We understand that translating these valuable skills to the private sector can be a challenge.

OCEG can help ease the transition with GRC certifications that prove your qualifications and commitment to a GRC career.

Be confident in your professionalism and abilities as you approach potential employers.

Certification demonstrates to my employer that I am committed and current in my areas of responsibility.”

Apply your JST, VMET, and Annual Risk Training to a New GRC Career

OCEG makes it easy to apply the experience and training detailed in your Joint Service Transcript (JST) and Verification of Military Education and Training (VMET). And we accept the annual risk management training you’ve earned as eligibility for GCRP and annual recertification requirements.The Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs) you have gained through your military experience can be translated into GRC roles and careers.


Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems

Judgement and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one

Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking the time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate time



Law and Government - Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process

Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process

Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand

Problem Sensitivity - The ability to know when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong

Deductive reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense

Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (e.g., finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events)

Monitoring - Monitoring/assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective actions

Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem solving and decision making

“I loved the human element and bringing soft skills into the mix. It’s easy to forget how important that is.”


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Prepare for the GRC Professional Exam (GRCP)


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Earn additional qualifications like GRCA

Maintain your certifications


OCEG offers certification in GRCP, GRCA, and Certified Policy Management Professional (CPMP) to prepare you for the GRC companies need today. And we have new certifications rolling out in 2022.

Take these 5 steps to earn and maintain your certification

“I completed my certification in less time than with other organizations.”

The benefits of GRC certifications

GRC certification increases your hirability, leverages your military experience, and validates your knowledge. You’ll be recognized by superiors and valued by your peers for your deep commitment to producing and protecting value.The rewards don’t stop when you earn your certifications. As an all-access member, you have unlimited access to free resources, ongoing education, and expert insights.

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The OCEG Community

OCEG is a think tank for producing and protecting value. A diverse team of Fortune 50 executives, auditors, lawyers, IT professionals, startup entrepreneurs, and transitioning service members are committed to solving the greatest challenges in GRC. We leverage our diverse experience to prepare the next generation of GRC professionals to build and improve integrated GRC programs that benefit the professional, the organization, and society as a whole.As digital and AI-powered tech solutions empower an integrated GRC, we recognize that it takes more than tools and process. It takes committed professionals with skills in leadership and community-building to change—or build—an effective GRC function. It requires Principled Performance!

“I'm new to the industry. Access to educational materials, certification, and resources under one umbrella, at one cost, is just phenomenal.”

Our Goal Is To Help Prepare The Next Generation of GRC TO Protect And Produce Value

Our Vision Is A World Where Every Organization And Person Strives To Achieve Objectives, Address Uncertainty And Act With Integrity

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  1. Set risk-aware objectives
  2. Lead interdisciplinary strategy
  3. Enhance organizational culture
  4. Protect sensitive information
  5. Produce and preserve value
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