Stories by: Microsoft Military Affairs Team
Microsoft Software & Systems Academy meets milestone with opening at Camp Lejeune
In a milestone achievement for how our nation’s heroes are being empowered with opportunities for meaningful careers in the technology industry, Microsoft Software & Systems Academy (MSSA) is celebrating the completion of its initial coast-to-coast expansion goal.
MSSA helps Marine find camaraderie and support at Facebook
Gary Lehman has always been interested in the life of a warrior—not just the tactics, but also the mindset. In high school, he studied Aikido and delved into its philosophy and underlying principles. Around that time, his father gave him a copy of Jarhead, Anthony Swofford’s firsthand account of the Persian Gulf War. Reading it […]
Microsoft advances Microsoft Software & Systems Academy expansion goals with Quantico ribbon-cutting ceremony
On Monday, the company held its ribbon-cutting ceremony for the opening of Microsoft Software & Systems Academy (MSSA) on Marine Corps Base Quantico.
Training, Reskilling and Hiring Veterans for Meaningful Technology Careers
This post was originally published on Military.com and written by vice president of Military Affairs at Microsoft Chris Cortez on December 6, 2017 America is facing a huge workforce challenge as technology and artificial intelligence disrupt the job market and create a critical job-skills gap. As a result, many people feel left behind in the […]
This amazing Microsoft training is the key to the ultimate post-military tech career
Army veteran Edgar Sanchez spent 18 weeks in Microsoft Software & Systems Academy. Result: multiple job offers at top tech companies.
Microsoft and USO join together to help transitioning service members
The United Service Organizations (USO) has a long history of providing support to service men and women, and Microsoft Military Affairs is proud to partner with the USO through the recently launched USO Pathfinder program.
Life after the uniform
Microsoft teams up with other technology companies to help veterans and service members adapt to new lives and address the technical skills gap
Microsoft hosts business, academic, government leaders to discuss veteran opportunities
The Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center in Washington, D.C., hosted the “Serving Veteran Communities: Improving Access to Opportunity” panel discussion last Thursday. Discussion focused on how the public and private sectors can work together to find solutions — especially for veterans living in rural areas.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation honors Microsoft for support of veterans
During its seventh annual Hiring Our Heroes awards dinner in Washington D.C. yesterday, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation presented Microsoft with the Steve Robinson Post-9/11 Veteran Employment Award.