Duke Energy employs more than 2,000 military veterans, including engineers and powerline technicians.

A Strong Commitment to Those Who Serve in the Military


Employees who work as a team and can solve problems describes the men and women who serve in the military. It’s the main reason that Duke Energy is striving to attract these people to our workforce.

“Duke Energy highly values employees who are military veterans, National Guard members and military reservists,” says Lynn Good, company chairman, president and CEO. “We’re extremely proud to support the men and women who serve our country, protect our freedom and make our company great.

They possess training, technical skills and leadership qualities that transfer to business. They excel at working in diverse teams and adapting to new environments and assignments. And, they have a determination to see a job through to the end, no matter what the circumstance.”

Duke Energy received the 2018 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award – the highest honor given by the U.S. Department of Defense to companies that provide outstanding support to employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve.

The company was one of only 15 companies to receive the award out of more than 2,300 companies nominated.

Highlights of Duke Energy's commitment to those who serve in the military:

  • Duke Energy employs more than 2,000 military veterans – from engineers who operate the company’s nuclear power plants to lineworkers who connect customers to the electric grid.
  • Duke Energy provides 120 hours (three weeks) of full pay for annual military leave to employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve. That puts Duke Energy near the top of companies supporting those who serve their country.
  • “Together We Stand” – a 450-member, veteran-focused Duke Energy employee resource group – mentors newly hired veterans at the company.
  • Duke Energy actively participates in Enable America, a nonprofit group (funded in part by the Duke Energy Foundation) that provides training and job placement assistance to disabled veterans and transitioning service members.

To learn more about how the company helps veterans transition from the military to start a career at Duke Energy, visit duke-energy.com/our-company/careers/military-programs.