Military & Spouses - Serve With Us

    The men and women of the U.S. military have always served as a source of inspiration. They inspire us in our service to the greater good and remind us of the importance of our ongoing commitment to our communities, partners, and everyday work.

    Our need to hire partners who share these values and possess a mission driven-sensibility is critical to our future success. Military Veterans and spouses—serve with us.

    Through the leadership of our employee resource group the Armed Forces Network we’ve outlined the following commitment to the men, women, and families who have served.

    This is our commitment to:

    1. Hire Veterans and Military Spouses

      Our commitment is to hire at least 10,000 veterans and active duty military spouses over the next 5 years. Military veterans and spouses bring a unique set of skills that allow us to better serve our fellow partners and communities. Share your skills and tell us how you served so we can help identify the opportunity that is right for you.

    2. Give Back
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      We will expand our community stores to include 5 stores in joint base military communities. From these stores, $.10 of every transaction will go to non-profit organizations that aid returning veterans and their families as they transition back to civilian life.

    Military & Spouses - Serve With Us

    AndreaAndrea, manager distribution operations, Distribution & Network Planning
    Captain, U.S. Army
    “I proudly served our country for 9 years in the Army where I had the opportunity to work in transportation and supply chain. I also prepared and trained units to go to Iraq and managed 4,000 troops as an HR Generalist. Today, I leverage my military training and leadership skills as I manage inbound freight and help support 4 of our roasting plants in supply chain operations. What I love about Starbucks is that your team is your family—just like in the military.”

    BraceBrace, senior financial analyst, Global Supply Chain & Finance Manufacturing
    Logistics & Operations, U.S. Marine Corps
    “Becoming a U.S. Marine was one of the best decisions I made in my life. It’s also when I was first introduced to Starbucks. My Starbucks Story began during my first tour of duty in the Middle East, when Howard sent a care package of soluble coffee to my unit in Baghdad while I was serving over the Christmas Holiday. I never forgot that gesture. After I left the Marines, I pursued my MBA using the GI Bill, and my journey as a partner at Starbucks began as intern in finance. My journey with Starbucks has been rewarding and fulfilling. I now use the leadership and operational skills I learned in the military to help drive the financial planning and reporting processes for one of Starbucks’ major global cost centers.”

    SalinaSalina, business analysis manager, Global Pricing & Testing
    Counterintelligence Assistant, U.S. Army
    “I served for nearly 2 years in the Army as a Counterintelligence Assistant and was stationed on the same base as my husband who is a former Marine. As a military family, we’ve lived in so many places. After leaving active duty, I’m proud to have found a home here at Starbucks and use the military skills I learned. The way we treat both our partners and our customers makes this feel like a big family and gives me a sense of community that I had not experienced since leaving my military family.”

    Hear From Others

    We are joined by many who recognize the significant contribution transitioning veterans and military spouses will make to our businesses and communities. 

    Read more about what others are saying about Starbucks and Veterans.

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