Enabling our vets

SAS recognizes the valuable skills and experience veterans bring to our workforce. We honor the service and sacrifice of military families and pledge to support you on your next career journey.

SAS VETS Internships

Veteran Employment, Training and Support (VETS) is designed to provide a valuable work experience to students or graduates who are transitioning from the military into the civilian workforce and have a desire to work in the tech field. The goal of the VETS program is to provide talented veterans with an opportunity to work in a civilian corporate work environment, learn about technical career paths, receive mentorship and coaching, and make meaningful contributions to our organization. If you are currently enrolled in an accredited degree program, serving in the US military, a military veteran or spouse, and are looking for the next step to build your career, the SAS intern program is a perfect fit for you. 

Free SAS® Programming for Veterans and Family Members

In partnership with the Institute for Veterans and Military Families, SAS offers two free SAS programming courses at 14 military installations around the US and online. Participants can receive vouchers to sit for SAS certification exams without charge. A study of 54 million employee profiles on identified knowledge of SAS as the No. 1 career skill that translates into salary bumps. Read more about free programming courses for veterans and their spouses.

Members of the reserves are encouraged to take care of The Triad: Their family, their civilian employer and the Air Force. I am now lucky enough to work with SAS, an employer that supports its own triad: work, life and duty.

Chris Lester

Sr. Manager of Information Technology, SAS
(and First Sergeant, United Sates Air Force Reserve)

Veteran Employment Statistics


In 2017, employment stats showed a 218% percent increase from the number of veterans hired in 2016.

Top Careers for Vets at SAS

  • Information Technology
  • Technical Support
  • Consulting & Professional Services
  • Project Management
  • Government Sales
  • Software Development & Testing
  • Corporate Services

Outreach, Engagement & Job Fairs

SAS participates in several military outreach programs and events throughout North Carolina – giving us an opportunity to connect with military professionals on their own turf and help them explore potential career paths.  

  • Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Career Fair
  • Enable America Career Mentoring Days and Job Seekers Workshops
  • IT Awareness Day
  • Military Bases
  • Military Officers Association of America
  • North Carolina 4 Military Employment (NC4ME)
  • Service Academy Career Conference
  • Student Veterans of America (SVA) National Conference
  • United Service Organizations (USO)
  • Veteran Career Transition Day
Leadership, teamwork, strategic thinking and a commitment to the mission are all qualities inherent to veterans, and add tremendous value to an organization. Emily Baranello Vice President of Education Practice Sales, SAS

Pro Patria Award

SAS is honored to have been recognized by the North Carolina Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve with the Pro Patria Award in 2007. The highest state-level award given to a civilian employer by the US Department of Defense, the Pro Patria acknowledges companies for hiring and supporting veterans, reservists and members of the National Guard.