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Cisco Military and Veterans Programs

How Cisco supports military veterans and their families

Cisco partners to create training and career opportunities for transitioning service members, military veterans and their spouses through a variety of programs. These initiatives include IT training and employment programs that create pathways to meaningful careers in technology. We strive to raise awareness of the value of hiring veterans.

At Cisco, we are firmly committed to our veterans’ initiatives and to ensuring that we do our duty to those who have served.

Chuck Robbins, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Cisco

Explore your post-military career at Cisco

As you embark on the next phase of your career, Cisco offers accelerated training and career opportunities in cybersecurity, networking, programming, and more. 

Meet vets who have found success in tech

Veterans describe how the company supports their passions for giving back and developing their skills.

Our job-matching platform connects qualified veterans and spouses to opportunities with Cisco partners.

Explore how Cisco is helping veterans launch new careers in the technology field.

Training and employment programs

Talent Bridge for Veterans

Talent Bridge for Veterans is a free job-matching platform connecting veterans with Cisco's channel partner ecosystem. A military skills translation tool helps employers find qualified candidates. Open to veterans, military spouses, transitioning service members, reservists, and National Guard members who meet specific education or work experience criteria.

Cisco Networking Academy

Cisco Networking Academy has trained over 10 million students globally. This award-winning IT skills training program helps individuals gain real-world skills for today's digital economy. Coursework includes networking, IoT, programming, and cybersecurity. Serving over 300,000 veterans and 90,000 personnel across more than 30 military installations since 1998. 

Veteran Talent Incubation Program (VTIP)

This 20-week, self-study program offers veterans and military spouses access to free CCNA training and certification along with the opportunity to get hired into dedicated network engineering roles at Cisco. Over 100 VTIP students were hired by Cisco in the first two years of the program with a 95% success rate. 


Cisco is leading a tech industry consortium that provides free cybersecurity training, certification, and employment services to veterans and military spouses. Other partners include Amazon Web Services, Palo Alto Networks, ISC2, Fortinet, NetApp, and NDG.