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.

Marine’s leadership skills and growth mindset lead her to Microsoft

When Erin Mackin saw that the other candidates for a job opening at Microsoft were experienced tech account managers, she assumed she was out of the running.
November 17, 2015/by Brianne

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

MSSA Achievement Ceremony

Jul 28, 2017

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

Jul 28, 2017
Fort Bragg

After more than 20 years in the Army, Myers was startled to be called a “newb” during his first week at Microsoft.

MSSA training turns Army retiree into Microsoft dream-job “newb”

Microsoft’s vast workforce of programmers and engineers relies on the company’s IT infrastructure to create the software and services of the future. Travis Myers is in the thick of it…
November 30, 2015/by Brianne
bernard bergan

In their own voice: A day in the life

Even though I’m in Seattle, I wake up on East Coast time. Maybe it’s because all of my brothers live there, or maybe it’s just the soldier in me. Waking…
June 29, 2015/by Brianne
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 John Haynsworth
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

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 John Haynsworth

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 Brianne

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,…
August 3, 2015/by Brianne
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