We’ve made a big commitment to hiring veterans for our team. But this is more than just a pledge. We’re backing it up with the kinds of things you need to successfully transition into the next stage of your career – like training, educational opportunities and support. After all, we’re counting on you to help the thousands of people we serve in our communities. So, you can count on us every step of the way.
Get your bachelor’s degree and reach your educational goals
As a veteran in our HERO program, you can earn your bachelor’s degree through our educational partner, Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU). SNHU is approved for VA educational benefits and accepts transfer credits from prior education and your military training. You’ll even get exclusive tuition savings. And you can work toward your degree in flexible eight-week terms with support from a dedicated team of advisors with experience in every branch of the military.
Valor Business Resource Group (BRG)
VALOR is a grassroots network that brings together reservists, guard members, veterans and more to support each other’s success. You can join in for valuable networking opportunities, peer mentoring or just conversation and connection. You’ll also find VALOR out and about in our neighborhoods doing community service and lending a hand.
Employer Support of Guard and Reserve (ESGR)
We’re proud to recognize, honor and enforce the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, so our managers and supervisors have the knowledge they need to effectively manage team members who serve in the National Guard and Reserve. We also offer Military Leave and Military Bridge Pay to eligible team members, and employee store discounts are extended to spouses and eligible dependents.
The HERO Program
Our HERO Program (Helping Veterans with Educational and Retail Opportunities) – created specifically for those who have served – can set you on a path to store management. Whether you join our team as a shift lead, emerging store manager, pharmacy operations manager or store manager unassigned, you’ll get the tools and support to succeed, including on-the-job training, mentorship, Walgreens University courses and instructor-led workshops.
Apply for one of our many roles through the HERO program.
"With HERO, you get training to help you move up and get promoted. The HERO program works hand in hand with military education benefits because it gives you a discount on your bachelor's, so now your GI Bill will go further and possibly help pay for your master's. That encouraged me to grow professionally and personally."Willie M., Emerging Store Manager, U.S. Army
“As a former Platoon Sergeant and 1SG, my leadership experience has worked well in planning for things like the holiday rush season, as well as assigning tasks to employees and following up. The benefits of veterans working for Walgreens is that we have a great work ethic, and we always have a backup plan, so we are prepared for anything.”Christopher B., Emerging Store Manager, U.S. Army, SFC, 13R44
“When you step away from the military, you don’t feel as important or valued. When a company says we value your experience and we want you because of what you’ve been through … that sense of loyalty is important. To have a company invest in you is very, very important.”Jodia C., Store Manager, U.S. Air Force
“They will work with you on anything and everything you need to work on. They have so many resources to support you, like education and discounts to local colleges. It’s very similar to the military – they care about their team members. I haven’t met a question that couldn’t get answered.”Sheila H., Emerging Store Manager, U.S. Marines and Army National Guard
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