Putting our veterans to work

Microsoft is committed to helping current and former service members find new career paths in the technology industry. With tech training through Microsoft Software & Systems Academy, job listings at Microsoft and partnerships with other tech industry leaders, we want to thank you for your service and pledge to help turn your military experience and skills into a new civilian career.


Select your path to a civilian career in technology

Current Service

Current Service Members

Current service member with a scheduled separation date: Learn more about intensive tech training and career guidance through Microsoft Software & Systems Academy.

Former Service

Former Service Members

Former service member looking for a career at Microsoft: Search Microsoft’s job listings for career opportunities that fit your skills.

Former Service
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Former service members

Former service member looking for new skills to change careers: Learn more about Microsoft Virtual Academy and other training resources.

Student Veterans

Student veterans

Student veteran thinking about a degree in technology: Learn more about Microsoft’s career opportunities for students and graduates.



Entrepreneur or small-business owner: Learn more about Microsoft’s commitment to supplier diversity.

Find a job that fits your background

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Hiring Process

Learn more about the steps current and former service members can take to start your career at Microsoft.

Student Programs

Microsoft offers programs for current students and recent graduates to help you kick-start your career.

Not sure what you want to do or if you are qualified? There are thousands of options across hundreds of teams at Microsoft — and we make it easier. Use this decoder to translate the skills you earned during military service into civilian terms so you can find your best career opportunities. What’s stopping you from chasing your next pursuit?

Decode Military Jobs into Civilian Jobs

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Training & Resources

Microsoft Software & Systems Academy is a tech training and career guidance program for U.S. service members with a scheduled discharge date.

Microsoft works with partners to offer software training and certification to build your skills and qualifications.

Microsoft offers discounts to current and former service members for products and services for your business or your personal life.

Microsoft welcomes current and former service members as employees. Search our job listings to find opportunities that are right for you.

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    Testifying before the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity, Bernard Bergan, technical account manager at Microsoft, advocated for changes in federal policy that support increased participation from industry, government and nonprofit organizations as a path to IT employment for transitioning service members.

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    Cranking out an astonishing 134 pushups in 90 seconds, Chris Tarry won the Pushups for Charity challenge May 16 at the Microsoft Flagship Store in New York City.

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  • Michelle Obama honors Microsoft’s Ryen Macababbad at White House

    Ryen Macababbad, program manager for Azure Active Directory at Microsoft, was among the former military service members welcomed at the White House on Thursday for an event marking the fifth anniversary of the Joining Forces Initiative.

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Microsoft Military Community

In the military, there is a strong sense of pride and purpose standing shoulder to shoulder with your fellow servicemen and women. At Microsoft, we recognize the importance of continuing that close sense of community with your military brethren. We invite you to join us in that special military community.

Microsoft tech training helps Army intelligence specialist find civilian career at Federal Occupational Health

When Dennis Huang left Wall Street to join the Army, he thought he’d return to a finance career when his service was over. But today Sgt. Huang is working as…
July 27, 2015/by Brianne

Being all she can be, in the Army and now at Microsoft

Serena Branch’s decision to join the Army after graduating from high school was clinched by five simple words: “Be all you can be.”
March 29, 2016/by John Haynsworth

MSSA Achievement Ceremony

Dec 16, 2016

Congratulate the graduates of the two most recent MSSA cohorts at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Achievement Ceremony.

Dec 16, 2016
Joint Base Lewis-McChord

Sonic boom: Navy pilot’s Microsoft marketing career takes off

Transitioning from the military can be challenging for anyone, but some people need to make a tighter turn than others — just ask Lt. Commander Kevin Tritch, a Navy F-18…
October 28, 2015/by Brianne

Two-star admiral says the key to a successful transition is networking

If there’s one thing 38 years in the Navy can teach you, according to Mark Heinrich, it’s that service members have had many diverse experiences they can draw from when…
March 8, 2016/by Brianne

From pilot to sales exec: Transferring military commitment to business dedication

Whether you were trained to do your job, or simply born to do it, your level of commitment and preparation will determine success.
December 16, 2015/by Brianne

Former Army sergeant says confidence is key in transitioning

Former Sgt. Yoonjin Cho says, when it comes to translating the skills you learn in the military into traits corporations are looking for in potential employees, it comes down to…
May 2, 2016/by John Haynsworth
After an injury cut short his Army career, Jonathan Tracey has found his passion with Microsoft.

Passion for technology lands former staff sergeant at Microsoft

When he joined the Army in 2006, Jonathan Tracey had a plan: Stay in the service 20 years, then work at a tech company.
August 17, 2016/by John Haynsworth

Marine reservist finds Microsoft shares his commitment to duty

As a gunnery sergeant and 14-year veteran of the Marine Corps Reserve, Brent Huntington has seen the best and the worst of workplace support for employee National Guard and reserve…
October 1, 2015/by Brianne

MSSA Achievement Ceremony

Dec 16, 2016

Congratulate the most recent graduates of the MSSA program at the Camp Pendleton Achievement Ceremony.

Dec 16, 2016
Camp Pendleton

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