Veterans and reserve forces are some of Ford Motor Company’s strongest employees. Learn more about the men and women who have served their country and also found great careers at Ford.
Veterans at Ford
Ford Motor Company has a proud history of supporting the military, dating as far back as 1919, when Henry Ford began to hire disabled veterans returning from World War I. This philosophy of inclusion made the company one of the first to hire people with disabilities, adapting the work environment to their specific needs. Henry Ford also honored these veterans by organizing a caravan of 50 Model Ts to take them to a convention in San Francisco.
During World War II, Ford Motor Company shut down civilian vehicle production to dedicate all of its resources to Allied war efforts. After the war, Henry Ford’s grandson, Henry Ford II, made a practice of integrating returning veterans into the workplace, which is still a vital priority at Ford.
Today, Ford Motor Company continues to support our military, taking special care of those troops whom we employ. Here, veterans have the opportunity to bring their unique skills to such varied automotive industry sectors as information technology, product development, marketing and more.
It’s our privilege to invite veterans to develop their career aspirations to Ford, where we foster an inclusive culture - free of barriers - and all employees are included, respected and appreciated.
Ford Motor Company employs approximately 6,000 veterans. Our newest employee resource group, the Veteran's Network Group, seeks to raise awareness within the company about our veterans, their issues and corporate contributions. The Veteran's Network Group also strives to create sales opportunities within active military and veteran communities, as well as for their families and friends. In addition, the Veteran's Network Group assists the Ford Volunteer Corps in supporting community events and local fundraisers to benefit needy veterans, also promoting opportunities to support overseas troops.
Global Technology Manager
As a global technology manager at Ford and a deployed U.S. Navy Reserve Force intelligence supervisor, Todd has two serious careers. Thankfully, they both complement each other in many ways.
Erin is used to going above and beyond as a paralegal at Ford and in the U.S. Navy.
Kevin spent many years in the military before joining Ford as a software engineer.
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