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
Members

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
Members

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
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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.

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.

MSSA Achievement Ceremony

Jul 31, 2017

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

Jul 31, 2017
Fort Benning

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

Staying cool under fire helps Marine move into tech role

After graduating from MSSA, Solaire Sanderson uses leadership experience and other skills gained from her military service in her role as a service engineer for Microsoft’s Finance and Professional Services.
December 29, 2016/by Mason Cheung
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: Up to the challenge

I used to be a turboshaft engine test cell operator in the U.S. Marine Corps and now I’m a software engineer for the Universal Store Team at Microsoft.
September 6, 2016/by John Haynsworth

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 Brianne

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
Serving in the Marine Corps became a stepping stone to a civilian career for Jorge Cubero.

Former Marine builds high-tech career on his love of learning

A passion for hands-on learning about technology launched Jorge Cubero’s cloud computing career at Microsoft when he transitioned from the Marine Corps.
January 13, 2017/by Mason Cheung

Army corporal puts his determination to work in MSSA

Andrew Germann doesn’t give up until he’s accomplished his goals. Whether it’s passing explosive ordinance disposal (EOD) school, which has a 60 percent attrition rate, with flying colors, or pushing…
May 24, 2016/by John Haynsworth
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