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Veterans at Dow

Our shared mission

Dow values and supports veterans, from their commitment to the service to the skills they bring to the workforce. We help create career opportunities at Dow that align with various disciplines.


Engagement Programs

From mentorships that help veterans adjust to Dow workplace culture to initiatives that foster inclusion and diversity, our engagement programs honoring men and women who risk their lives to serve in the military.


Dow’s Veteran Resource Group (VETNET)

We established VETNET to acknowledge the virtues of U.S. military service and advance the recruitment, personal development, and mentorship of service members and veterans. For more information, please let us know.


Military Leave of Absence

When it comes to jobs for military veterans, Dow offers military leave for up to five years to employees who serve in the U.S. In most cases, there is continuation of compensation and benefits from Dow.

Are you a veteran interested in a career with Dow?

Nearly 3.5 million veterans qualify for jobs that require an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree based on their relevant military experience. Veteran hiring has proven to strengthen our talent pool and further our success.

Dow offers two possibilities for degree equivalencies through the Military Degree Equivalency (MDE) Program when the job posting lists military degree equivalency in lieu of an associate’s or bachelor’s degree:

Associate’s Degree Equivalence:

Veterans with three or more years of relevant military experience would be considered to have an Associate’s degree equivalent for certain roles requiring that degree. This program has been in place since 2016.

Bachelor’s Degree Equivalence:

Veterans with relevant military experience at or above a U.S. E6 ranking or Canadian Petty Officer 2nd Class or Sergeant (PO2/Sgt) Military ranking would be considered to have a Bachelor’s degree equivalent for certain roles requiring that degree.

  • In November 2020, Dow launched a unique program to help level the playing field for veterans with relevant military experience of E6 ranking or greater (PO2/Sgt for Canada) as equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree for U.S and Canada job postings.
    • The E6 ranking (PO2/Sgt for Canada) translates to 8-12 years of experience and has generally equivalent responsibilities across all branches of the military.
  • The Military Degree Equivalency (MDE) program provides an opportunity for individuals with extensive military background to bring their broad scope of training and education, experience in leadership, and understanding of performing in high pressure situations into a successful career at Dow.

MDE Success Stories (click to view)

We help create jobs for veterans after the military. When it comes to veteran hiring, find out how roles within the military align with career opportunities at Dow:


Military Occupational Specialty RoleApplicable Function Opportunity in Dow
Sr. HR Sergeant
Sr HR Manager
Resource Management Clerk (Canada)
Human resources
Supply SergeantSupply Chain
IT Specialist
IT Specialist Supervisor
Information Technology
Squad Leader
Combat Engineer
Public Affairs NCO
Sergeant US
Imagery Technician (Canada)
Public Affairs Officer
Public Affairs
Contracting NCO
Logistics Officer
IllustratorMarketing Communications
Senior or Chief Paralegal
Senior Financial Management Analyst
Chief of Military Pay
Military Pay Technician or NCO
Financial Management Advisor
Biochemistry/Physiologist Officer
Clinical Lab Scientist Officer
Research & Development


Dow honored by DOD
Dow honored by Department of Defense for extraordinary support of employees serving in the Michigan Guard and Reserve
MI Veterans Affairs agency gold award

We're a veteran-friendly employer!

We have been recognized as a Veteran-friendly by Michigan's Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA). MVAA recognizes employers that commit to military veteran recruitment, training and retention practices by awarding those employers Gold, Silver and Bronze level status as Veteran-Friendly Employers.

Hear from veterans currently at #TeamDow:

Want to learn more?

Explore the business case for creating jobs for veterans and how this MDE program will be a win-win for both our veterans and Dow.

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