Stories by: Microsoft Military Affairs Team
Microsoft celebrates promotion of employee Doug Pierson to USMCR Brigadier General
On July 11, 2018, at Microsoft’s main Redmond campus, Doug Pierson was joined by family, friends, and colleagues eager to celebrate his achievement of becoming one-star general officer in the United States Marine Corps Reserve (USMCR).
Microsoft expands commitment to military spouse community
Military spouses are an integral supporting force for members of our military. As part of our commitment to the military spouse community, Microsoft will launch a pilot program to provide spouses with technology skills training beginning in September.
Air Force veteran enjoys “flawless transition” to Oracle after Microsoft Software & Systems Academy
For Tom Furnier, the path to a technology career has been as unpredictable as it has been rewarding. After all, his brother was always “the computer science guy” of the family. And everyone else, it seemed, was destined for military service.
Microsoft Military Affairs plays a critical role in building the workforce of tomorrow
Last week, during a panel discussion about building the Workforce of Tomorrow, U.S. Marine Corps Major General (Ret.) Chris Cortez, vice president of Microsoft Military Affairs, spoke about how Microsoft's values are shaping the company's impact on the future of the technology industry.
Microsoft brings series of YouthSpark events to U.S. military bases
Microsoft is proud to expand our ongoing support for military families by hosting YouthSpark, a digital skills education program for children, on U.S. military bases. On March 20 and 22, 2018, the program brought 200 elementary and middle school students to YouthSpark events at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.
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 […]