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 the 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.stems Academy.

Former Service
Members, New Career

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

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.

Finding your path into Microsoft

Hiring Process

Learn more about the steps for 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 and 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.

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.

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 Mason Cheung
Maj. Andrew DeBerry, Air Force reservist and senior program manager for emerging technologies at Microsoft, is a veteran of intelligence and special operations deployments who now focuses on virtual and augmented reality, smart systems, and HoloLens.

Air Force vet sees disruptive tech as key to changing the world

Organizing hackathons in innovation hubs and dev shops; advising ministers of education on their strategy and policies; helping to connect cybersecurity startups with venture capital — it’s all just another…
February 23, 2016/by Mason Cheung

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 Mason Cheung

In their own voice: Paying it forward

I’d planned to make the military my career; I was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army, where I was an Arabic cryptologic linguist, with a specialty in Iraqi dialect,…
August 9, 2016/by Mason Cheung

Louisiana National Guardsman helps protect the U.S. from cyberthreats

Many former service members find the skills they learned in the military are applicable to their subsequent civilian careers. National Guardsman Dan Fain is both using those skills and applying…
February 3, 2016/by Mason Cheung

MSSA empowers vet to continue serving through a new career in tech

Through Microsoft Software & Systems Academy, Mary McCready developed the skills to launch her career in IT while continuing to serve her country in the Marine Corps Reserve.
October 12, 2016/by Mason Cheung

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 Mason Cheung

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 Mason Cheung
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