Veterans Program

An Update on Cisco’s Veterans Program

Over the past year, we’ve focused on helping veterans find jobs in today’s digital economy through IT training and employment programs, as well as partnerships with local and state governments.

Innovative Pilot Program Reskills Military Veterans for IT Careers

Arodi Grullon Fernandez spent 12 years in the U.S. military, traveling around the world as a member of the Marine Corps. He’s deployed twice to Afghanistan, once to Iraq, and served countless hours on military bases around the United States. Still, his time as a maintenance chief and platoon sergeant didn’t fully prepare Arodi for […]

November 11, 2016

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

The Unique Perspective Veterans Bring to Businesses

Veterans like Stan Roberts have served our country in a myriad of ways. As a United States Marine, Stan served three tours in Iraq. He received many combat-related awards before he lost his leg and was medically retired. After 11 years with the military, Stan had to reset his plans of entering law enforcement, where […]

Celebrating 10 Years of Giving: Employees Give Back with Care Packages for U.S. Military Members

Led by Cisco’s Veterans Enablement and Troop Support ERO, four sites — San Jose, Ohio, Herndon and Research Triangle Park — held Cisco’s annual Memorial Care Package Drive in honor of Major John D. Gerrie, United States Air Force (USAF). Major Gerrie lost his life January 16, 2016 supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. His spouse, Amy, is […]

What Memorial Day Means to Me

This post was written by guest blogger Douglas Roberts, a Cisco Communications Manager, Country Digitization. Douglas is a U.S. Army Veteran.  I would love to say that Memorial Day plus planes equals scuba diving in Hawaii or visiting distant relatives in New Zealand.  For me though, I think of C-17 cargo planes. The worst part of deploying […]

May 4, 2016

GOVERNMENT

Joining Forces to Empower Our Veterans

Here at Cisco, we’ve always been proud to support our veterans. Whether it’s hosting a Veterans Career Transitioning Day or providing...

Cisco Launches NC4ME with IT Awareness Days in North Carolina

Earlier this month, Cisco launched the IT Component of North Carolina for Military Employment (NC4ME), hosting two IT Awareness Days at Camp Lejuene and Fort Bragg in North Carolina. More than 120 transitioning or recently transitioned Service members attended the events, where they learned about North Carolina’s growing IT industry. Service members have the technical […]