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.

His position as Army cavalry scout — a highly stressful position — helped prepare Lang for his role as a senior analyst at Dell.

Cavalry scout uses intel-gathering skills in Dell tech support

MSSA Fort Hood graduate applies military and MSSA training to help resolve customer issues and work well with company executives and engineers at Dell.
November 3, 2016/by John Haynsworth

MSSA Achievement Ceremony

Mar 10, 2017

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

Mar 10, 2017
Fort Bragg

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

Jan 26, 2017

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

Jan 26, 2017
Fort Campbell

Joe Wallis, senior military engagement manager for Military Affairs at Microsoft and a former Marine, knows firsthand how tough it can be to transition from military to civilian life.

Microsoft’s own ‘Golden Rolodex’ links service members with tech careers

Joe Wallis has a nickname: the Golden Rolodex. He’s earned it over years of recruiting for placement firms and employers, building an extensive network of former colleagues, fellow service members…
January 4, 2016/by Brianne

In their own voice: Finding her fit

I looked at the Army because I thought about learning a language, but I joined because I didn't have any direction. I felt like I was undisciplined, and I needed…
May 4, 2016/by John Haynsworth

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…
September 3, 2015/by Brianne

In their own voice: Mentoring to give back

Zane Coppedge, former staff sergeant in the Army, discovered a path to tech through MSSA and now mentors former service members looking to make the same transition.
October 17, 2016/by John Haynsworth

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

Special Forces veteran finds Microsoft needs more than coders

Tom Snead had just marked 20 years of service as a U.S. Army Special Forces officer when a friend and fellow veteran asked what he would do after leaving the…
January 12, 2016/by Brianne
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