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J&J has a long history of welcoming U.S. Armed Forces members and veterans, their families and spouses, and veteran caregivers. Alongside our appreciation for their service, we continue to value the unique leadership skills and experience military veterans and military spouses bring to our business. Our hiring efforts for military-connected talent include engagement with government bodies and veteran service organizations, and our veteran onboarding and development programs support transitioning to civilian life, work and career development. All individuals in our military-connected community are invited to join our active Veterans Leadership Council Employee Resource Group (ERG) (see section: Join an ERG).

The Military Veteran Leadership Development Program (MVLDP) and other tailored veteran programs at J&J provide transitioning veterans with professional development and career opporunities. 

In 2023, J&J hosted the first U.S. Chamber of Commerce Hiring Our Heroes initiative for a roundtable discussion bringing together leaders from our industry, the nonprofit community, federal and state governments to explore military-connected career pathways in the healthcare industry—the first time an industry-specific lens was applied to a working discussion on this topic. Several J&J leaders attended the roundtable and spoke at the event. For example, Tiffany Daugherty, our Head of Military Veterans Affairs, moderated a panel on the theme of “Why Military-Connected Talent is a Great Fit” for the healthcare industry.

Also, this year, J&J became a founding signatory to the 4+1 Commitment: The Formula for Military Spouse Success. This initiative is led by a partnership between two military nonprofits: Blue Star Families and Hiring Our Heroes of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. The 4+1 Commitment is a novel nationwide effort to reduce the 21% unemployment rate among military spouses by facilitating hiring and supporting military spouses in the workplace.

Impact in 2023


directors joined our Experienced Military Veteran Leadership Development Program


interns transitioning from military service directly joined J&J through the Department of Defense SkillBridge program


managers joined our Military Veteran Leadership Development Program


information and recruiting events for the miliary community with J&J participation


sales associates joined the Veteran Sales Associate Program

J&J is committed to being an employer-of-choice for the military-connected community and supporting our veterans and military spouses in their career needs. For me, it is a privilege to serve this population while also helping J&J advance our purpose. The military community has proven to be a strong contributor across our organization.”

Tiffany Daugherty, Head of Military Veterans Affairs, Johnson & Johnson
William Corley, Program Manager EIC Talent Program, Johnson & Johnson (HOH Corporate Fellowship Program Alumni) (photo)

It matters to me

William Corley, Program Manager EIC Talent Program, Johnson & Johnson (HOH Corporate Fellowship Program Alumni)

“One of the things I loved about the Army was being part of something that was bigger than myself. Making sacrifices is never easy but when you understand the greater good it makes it manageable. I thought my transition to a civilian career would be difficult and finding an organization that checks the boxes on so many things the Army provides would be hard to find.

Along came Johnson & Johnson. As someone who is used to helping others and having a deep purpose, the healthcare industry was a natural fit. I was not sure about what positions would fit my skills and qualifications but was able to explore Johnson & Johnson through a Hiring Our Heroes Fellowship under the SkillBridge military connected talent pipeline program.

After my fellowship, I accepted a full-time position as Program Manager to lead a college hiring program. It really aligns to my passion for talent development and mentorship that I experienced as a leader in the Army. In my first year, I managed to make positive impact within the program leading multiple Early-In-Career Talent Programs. Working at a world-leading healthcare company and having an impact on Early-In-Career talent is truly a blessing.”