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Military Programs

Military programs

"I appreciate that the discipline and structure that was ingrained in me by the Corps is well served within Duke Energy. I know that my personal drive and search for excellence are valued and appreciated by management and my peers."

Emily S, US Marines
Engineer II

“Duke Energy makes it less stressful to be a citizen soldier. I am proud to be part of a company that allows me to serve in my community, for my country and for our allies. Not only does Duke Energy allow me to do so but they also fully support my efforts. Duke Energy understands what it means to help those in need.”

Joe’l G, N.C. Army National Guard
Distribution Line Helper 

We value the leadership, reliability and high-tech skills veterans bring to our organization, as well as their loyalty and integrity. Duke Energy is proud of our long history of providing career opportunities to our military, including transitioning military service members, veterans, National Guard and reservists, and military spouses.

Tools and resources to start your civilian career

Why you should work here

We employ more than 2,000 military veterans. Careers include, but are not limited to:

  • project managers who support the transmission and distribution of energy to consumers
  • engineers who operate generating facilities
  • lineworkers who connect customers to the grid
  • cyber security analysts who defend our network

Annually, we hire over 300 veterans.

We have an internal veteran-network group with over 450 members that mentors new hires, helps veterans adjust to Duke Energy's culture and eases the transition to civilian life called "Together We Stand."

We provide 120 hours of annual military leave with full pay for National Guard and Reserve members.

We actively participate in Enable America, a nonprofit funded in part by the Duke Energy Foundation that provides training and job placement assistance for disabled veterans.

We empower our employees to be leaders. We have a dedicated learning and development program, The Duke Energy Leadership Academy, that provides tools and resources to grow our employees professionally.


We power our communities

We give back and build relationships by volunteering in our local communities, our veteran employees continue to serve when they join Duke Energy.
We target specific community initiatives that generate long-term, large-scale impact. Initiatives such as the Water Resources Fund in the Carolinas and Victories for Veterans in Florida allow us to focus our resources where they're needed most.

We are connected to the veteran community

  • We give annually:

    We have awarded more than a half million dollars to eleven nonprofit organizations providing assistance to veterans and their families in all seven states served by the company. Nonprofit organizations such as Operation Exit Strategy United Service Organization of North Carolina, Vet Connect Enable America and the Veterans Bridge Home. Each organization received a grant from the Duke Energy Foundation to strengthen programs providing essential services to veterans and military families.

  • We support:
    • Enable America
    • USO
    • Veterans Bridge Home
    • Army PaYS – Duke Energy partners with Army PaYS to provide job interviews and potential employment to separating soldiers

We are recognized nationally for supporting transitioning service members and veterans


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We celebrate and foster diversity

Our diversity and inclusion efforts build and enable Duke Energy's workforce to deliver the right products and services to our customers. We provide an inclusive environment where all people are valued, respected and can reach their full potential.

Duke Energy's diversity and inclusion honors:
  • Named one of the Best Places to Work by the Disability Equality Index (DEI).
  • Received a 100 percent score for the third year in a row for Human Rights Campaign's corporate equality index recognizing LGBTQ practices.
  • Recognized by Black Enterprise magazine and Forbes for diversity and inclusion efforts.
  • Given nine HBCUs $1.5 million for academic programs, scholarships and other initiatives focused on meeting the energy industry's workforce needs.

Our dedication to military veterans