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.

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Current Service
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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
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Former Service Members

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

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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
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Student veterans

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

Entrepreneurs
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Entrepreneurs

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.

  • MSSA graduate urges Congress to support tech careers for service members

    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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  • Celebrities, athletes flex their muscles in Pushups for Charity challenge

    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.

Understanding people, processes, leadership brings success at Microsoft

One thing Microsoft values among its employees who are former service members is their diversity of experience. Who better to exemplify that diversity than a Marine Corps veteran who went…
December 7, 2015/by Brianne

Pressures as Army squad leader groom vet to be Service Engineer

Microsoft Service Engineer, James Fitzer, discovers that being a squad leader in Iraq prepared him to make split-second decisions and find ways to turn failures into victories.
September 15, 2016/by John Haynsworth

From military to MBA and now Microsoft: Former Army captain learns to transition across roles

John Woo enlisted in the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) while in college because he wanted to have a positive impact on his country’s security. After five years of…
July 28, 2015/by Brianne

Not just hiring developers: Alonzo Barber brings legal experience and naval background to Microsoft

Alonzo Barber is proof that good jobs in the technology industry aren’t just for techies. A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and former senior counsel for Black Entertainment Television…
September 25, 2015/by Brianne

Marine pursues tech training to land his dream job

Being a Marine gave Duane Kord a sense of purpose, and after taking a Microsoft training program he found a civilian career with a purpose, too.
October 7, 2016/by John Haynsworth

Four generations of military service lends perspective to civilian career at Microsoft

Ask most veterans about how the service prepared them for a civilian career and the answer invariably involves values — the military ethic of discipline, integrity and the mindset to…
August 24, 2015/by Brianne

One step ahead: National guardsman now protects customers

It’s a wish expressed by many over the ages: If only I knew then what I know now. Except in Troy Davis’ case, he actually did. Just after his 17th…
October 12, 2015/by Brianne

Air Force engineer finds his new mission in the cloud

Chad Hasbrook followed his passion for programming to MSSA – even while he was on active duty: “I just started taking more chances because life’s too short to have regrets.”
September 21, 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

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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