8 Combat Arms-Friendly Companies Hiring Vets — No Degree Required

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We see it all the time: Military career fairs on base typically seek out service members with advanced technical training or even a four-year degree. That’s not the case with these eight companies that are actively seeking to hire those with combat arms experience. At Hirepurpose, we strive to find roles that our 100+ hiring partners have available for those of you who may not have had the opportunity to pursue higher education outside of your military career fields. This series includes numerous roles for our brothers and sisters at the pointy end of the spear. All of the jobs below are hand-picked and dedicated to you — so read, click, and apply.


Quicken Loans is America’s largest online lender according to National Mortgage News, and a leader in the resurgence of Detroit, Michigan. Their mission is to create career opportunities for veterans, service members and their families. The Veteran Hiring Program (Tour of Duty) provides the resources and training you need to transition into an impactful career with Quicken Loans. Regardless of your position on their team, whether you’re educating families on their mortgage options or amazing others with your technology skills, Quicken Loans sets you up for success.

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CVS Health is a pharmacy innovation company with a simple and clear purpose: helping people on their path to better health. As part of their commitment to supporting the nation’s military, CVS Health is taking part in the Joining Forces initiative. This White House program asks companies to give service members and their families job opportunities and support. For combat arms backgrounds, CVS has two great roles: store manager in training and logistics supervisors at one of their 18 distribution centers nationwide.

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Mohawk Industries, Inc. is a leading global flooring manufacturer that creates products to enhance residential and commercial spaces around the world. Transitioners and Veterans of all ranks and education level who served in military specialties such as Combat Arms, Logistics and/or Maintenance will easily find an opening to match their skills and experience. Leadership, Management and a Mission Accomplishment mindset are the highly desired skills at Mohawk.

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With nearly 4,500 stores and more than 75 clinics in 32 states and the District of Columbia, Rite Aid is the largest drugstore chain on the East Coast and third-largest in the country offering a wide variety of health and wellness products and services to their customers. Rite Aid offers a wide variety of management and non-management career opportunities in their stores and provides associates with the training necessary to run a great business.

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Takeda, a 230-year-old pharmaceutical company that strives to make people’s lives better every day, is looking for veterans to join its first U.S. manufacturing facility, for Biologics Production, in Minnesota. Takeda actively seeks out former service members through its targeted recruiting programs and offers amazing military transition support through its very own veteran-engagement employee group.

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Baxter International Inc. provides a broad portfolio of essential medical products. Recognizing the experience and dedication veterans bring to the workplace, Baxter actively recruits military personnel transitioning to the business world. Their range of career opportunities provides a vast array of possibilities for matching veterans with the right role.

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Grainger is well known to most service members and veterans. They supply maintenance, repair and operating supplies and related information to commercial, industrial, contractor and institutional customers. Their jobs appeal to all military backgrounds and education levels — with a focus for combat arms backgrounds — in distribution, front-line supervisory roles, sales & field account representative, and customer support roles. With jobs in almost every state, you’ll be hard pressed to find a location where they do not have a presence.

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We all identify The Home Depot’s well-known brand with their 2000+ stores located nation-wide, close to our homes. But how do all those lawn mowers, tools, paint, and appliances  get there? Through a network of over 70 Distribution Facilities in North America! From roles in hourly positions, supervisor, back office and manager levels, there is something for all military skill identifiers.

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