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).
Former Army paratrooper lands at Kronos, celebrates community thanks to Microsoft Software & Systems Academy
To Ashish Singh, your network matters. More specifically, your support network.
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.
This Microsoft training fast tracks veterans into sweet tech careers
Solaire Brown (formerly Sanderson) was a happy, gung-ho Marine sergeant deployed in Afghanistan when she realized her military career was about to change.
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 […]