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. In addition, SAS also offers additional education offerings free or at a discounted rate. Read more about these offerings for veterans and their spouses.

SAS Military Network

The SAS Military Network, VETS, is an Employee Inclusion Group that helps build a sense of community at SAS amongst the military employee population and employees that are connected to the military, whether they are in the guard or reserves, are a veteran, military spouse, dependent, parent, or proud supporter. VETS focuses on employee engagement, professional development, and community outreach and their programming includes:

  • Lunch & Learns
  • Support at Recruitment Events
  • Memorial Day & Veterans Day Events
  • After-Work Socials
  • Community Outreach
  • Transitioning Service Member Support & Enablement

Military Networking Event

SAS hosted the Military Networking Event at our global headquarters in Cary, NC for soon-to-be transitioning service members, veterans, retirees, and spouses to hear about SAS - our software, culture, people, and opportunities, as well as network with employee veterans, hiring managers, and industry professionals. 

"SAS has a commitment to US Veterans and it shows! The Military Networking event was informative and detailed. Everyone in the networking portion seemed like they wanted to be there and was eager to answer any questions we had. This event speaks volumes to their commitment level! Thank you, SAS."  – Curtis Collins, MSgt, US Air Force

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 IT, SAS
(and Security Forces Manager, United States Air Force Reserve)

SAS Project Manager and US Air Force Veteran, Valerie Hague, connecting with attendees at the SAS Military Event

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

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I can't tell you how thankful I am to work at SAS where support for our Veteran community is very real. I had the opportunity to represent SAS at the Enable America Job Seekers Workshop for transitioning service members and families at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The presenters had a chance to be a part of a military tradition as the other speakers and myself were all 'coined' by the Warrior Transition Battalion Commander, Lieutenant Colonel Robins as a token of appreciation. Ben Sneyd Business Systems Analyst, SAS (and Technical Sergeant, Air National Guard and Active Duty US Air Force Veteran)

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.