Helping the veteran and military community find meaningful opportunities in today’s digital economy.
Putting our veteran and military community to work
Microsoft Military Affairs works to inspire the veteran community to transform their lives through meaningful opportunities in today’s digital economy. At Microsoft, we’re passionate about the work our veteran community does, and we’ve taken a holistic approach to supporting them through their journey – from active duty to veterans. Microsoft’s veteran commitment takes many forms – from career training programs and hiring efforts to ongoing community and citizenship activities.
Microsoft Software & Systems Academy (MSSA) provides transitioning service members and veterans, including those with clearance, with critical career skills required for today’s growing technology industry.LEARN MORE
Jorge Cubero, MSSA Graduate
Why mentors are pillars of MSSA—and essential to helping students succeedJun 29, 2020
Mentorship has always been a pillar of MSSA because we know how important it is to take a holistic approach to supporting members of the military transitioning to the civilian workforce.
Microsoft Software and Systems Academy transitions to virtual instruction during COVID-19 outbreakMar 24, 2020
Microsoft is committed to the safety and health of our Microsoft Software and Systems Academy (MSSA) students, staff members, partners and community.
New data shows a promising change in perceptions toward hiring veterans. That’s worth celebrating.Nov 11, 2019
Microsoft Military Affairs worked with YouGov on a nationwide survey, which uncovered some very interesting insights and shows how attitudes have evolved when it comes to hiring veterans,
Microsoft Software & Systems Academy celebrates 500-company hiring milestoneJul 11, 2019
Microsoft Software and Systems Academy (MSSA) reaches a major program milestone: More than 500 companies have now hired graduates from the program.
Military Spouse Technology Academy readies for cohorts in Tacoma and San Antonio this fallMay 8, 2019
Today we’re announcing the second phase of the Military Spouse Technology Academy (MSTA), which trains military spouses in technical and soft skills that equip them for careers in the technology industry.
On-base YouthSpark event series continues during Month of the Military ChildApr 17, 2019
This April, as we recognize the Month of the Military Child, Microsoft is also celebrating one year of offering our YouthSpark4MilKids events on U.S. military bases.
Microsoft’s Military Spouse Technology Academy pilot graduates are ready to enter the tech workforceMar 1, 2019
Today, Microsoft hosted a recognition ceremony to celebrate the 19 graduates of its pilot Military Spouse Technology Academy (MSTA) program in Tacoma, Washington. This 22-week program helps military spouses prepare for and find long-term and meaningful careers in server and cloud administration.
A Day in the life of three veterans working at MicrosoftDec 11, 2018
Ever wonder what it was like to be a program manager at Microsoft? Hear from three veterans as they walk you through a day in their lives working at Microsoft.
Microsoft honored by Hiring Our Heroes for ongoing commitment to veterans and their spousesNov 16, 2018
On Wednesday, Microsoft was honored to be recognized by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for our continued support of the military community.
Microsoft partners with numerous tech industry leaders to offer training, mentorship and employment opportunities.