MSSA empowers vet to continue serving through a new career in tech
Through Microsoft Software & Systems Academy, Mary McCready developed the skills to launch her career in IT while continuing to serve her country in the Marine Corps Reserve.
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.
Air Force engineer finds his new mission in the cloud
Chad Hasbrook followed his passion for programming to MSSA – even while he was on active duty: “I just started taking more chances because life’s too short to have regrets.”
Leadership pressures prepare Army Drill Sergeant for last line of IT defense
Microsoft Service Engineer, James Fitzer, discovers that being a squad leader in Iraq prepared him to make split-second decisions and find ways to turn failures into victories.
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.
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.
In their own voice: Paying it forward
I’d planned to make the military my career; I was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army, where I was an Arabic cryptologic linguist, with a specialty in Iraqi dialect, for military intelligence.
In their own voice: Applying military skills at Microsoft
People talk about joining the military and seeing the world — I actually got to do that. I got to go to Japan, to Korea. I saw the Great Wall in China, the beautiful beaches of Boracay, Philippines — thanks to the Marine Corps.
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 to earn an added spot in an already-full Microsoft Software & Systems Academy (MSSA) cohort, Germann doesn’t give up.