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 an intensive 16-week tech training and career guidance program for 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.

  • 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 teams with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation in Transition Summits for military personnel

    Microsoft’s commitment to former servicemen and women goes beyond IT job placements. The commitment to help service members gain the critical technology skills required for today’s high-paying IT careers starts before the transition to a civilian career begins.

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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.

Event: Old Glory Relay

Old Glory Relay

More than 50 teams will help traverse 3,400 miles across the country with Old Glory flying high.

Sept. 11
San Francisco

July 17, 2015/by yjovian

Early experiences with Microsoft help shape Taj Mathews’ post-military plans

Taj Mathews’ relationship with Microsoft started well before he studied IT management at the Naval Academy, and long before his service in the U.S. Navy. As a middle school student in Seattle, he attended a Microsoft-sponsored tech entrepreneurship workshop at his local Boys & Girls Club. And in his later teen years, Mathews was a high school intern at Microsoft.
September 3, 2015/by Barrett Evans

Event: Fort Hood MSSA Achievement Ceremony

MSSA Achievement Ceremony

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

Sept. 3
Fort Hood

July 18, 2015/by yjovian

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

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 (BET), Barber is currently an attorney in Microsoft’s Legal and Corporate Affairs Group (LCA).
September 25, 2015/by bpruitt

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

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

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 an IT project administrator at Federal Occupational Health, helping manage the migration of a database encompassing more than 4 million records. The Microsoft Software & Systems Academy (MSSA) was a crucial step in his journey from finance to firearms to a federal data system.
July 27, 2015/by Barrett Evans

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

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

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
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Here's a great podcast from The Evans Consulting Group - Bold Leadership with Microsoft employee Mark Valentine, who is a retired United States Air Force fighter pilot. He provides some insightful thoughts on leadership: www.theevansgp.com/bl0015-from-fighter-pilot-to-microsoft/ ... See MoreSee Less

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