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
Members, New Career

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

Select a military branch code to view jobs

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.

  • Paving a path: Inspiring HR professionals to hire former military

    Microsoft believes that military talent is a game-changer for the IT industry — and for American competitiveness.

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  • Tales from the Old Glory trails

    The second annual Old Glory Relay, conducted by Team Red, White, and Blue (Team RWB) and presented by Microsoft, kicked off at sunrise on Sept. 11 in San Francisco. Follow along as Microsoft runners and volunteers share their experiences helping carry Old Glory across the nation.

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  • Gimme 20! — And support service members transitioning to civilian life

    Those of us with military experience are no strangers to “giving 20” — or 50, or 100 — but it’s not often we can give 20 to support a great cause.

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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 training helps a Green Beret become a service engineer

Adam Citterbart’s drive to protect his country and make the greatest use of his skills and talents led him to the U.S. Army Special Forces, better known as the Green Berets. When the time came to leave Special Forces and focus on protecting and providing for his family, Citterbart knew he’d need to do more than just find a job — he’d need to start a career. The Microsoft Software & Systems Academy (MSSA) offered the training and mentorship that helped him land a job at Microsoft and come home to his wife and children.
August 31, 2015/by Barrett Evans

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 commitments. So when he was ready to change jobs in 2014, he knew that any company he was willing to consider had to be serious about its commitment to his military reserve duty.
October 1, 2015/by bpruitt

Event: Old Glory Relay Conclusion

Old Glory Relay Conclusion

Join Team RWB to celebrate Old Glory and raise critical funds for veterans.

Nov. 8
Washington, D.C.

July 18, 2015/by yjovian

Microsoft helps military service members move into tech careers — even with other tech companies

Frank Brown, retired Army Sgt. 1st Class, recently joined Apple Inc. as an AppleCare team manager, and he gives Microsoft credit for getting him there.
September 23, 2015/by bpruitt

Army captain becomes Accenture consultant: An MSSA graduate forges a new career after military service

In December 2014, LaVanda Harrison graduated from the Microsoft Software & Systems Academy (MSSA), an intensive 16-week program that helps military service members train for a civilian career in technology, while they are still on active duty. Today she is working at Accenture as a delivery performance project manager, coordinating the work of teams serving the company’s roster of Fortune 500 clients.
August 3, 2015/by Barrett Evans

From the Marines to Microsoft: One family’s journey

Rick Weil had a difficult choice to make in 2008. A captain in the U.S. Marine Corps, he’d served as a supply officer and company commander for several years, including an eight-month deployment to Iraq.
November 23, 2015/by Barrett Evans

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

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 active duty service, Woo was ready to return to civilian life but he didn’t want to stop making a difference.
July 28, 2015/by Barrett Evans

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 birthday, Davis made an enlightened choice for someone in the middle of his junior year of high school: Seeking to jump-start his future career and his finances, he joined the National Guard.
October 12, 2015/by bpruitt

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 pilot who went to the famous Top Gun school in Fallon, Nevada, and served four tours overseas.
October 28, 2015/by bpruitt

Event: Transition Summit

Transition Summit

Connect with employers of every size and industry through discussions, receptions, workshops and a hiring fair.

Nov. 18
Fort Bragg

November 4, 2015/by Barrett Evans

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 accomplish the mission that remains with vets for the rest of their lives.
August 24, 2015/by Barrett Evans

Marine’s leadership skills and growth mindset lead her to Microsoft

When Erin Mackin saw that the other candidates for a job opening at Microsoft were experienced tech account managers, she assumed she was out of the running.
November 17, 2015/by bpruitt
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