A team of natural leaders

From active duty to proactive service, Veterans@McKinsey welcomes colleagues from all branches of military life. As former special forces, battlefield medics, nuclear engineers and decorated heroes, our Firm represents a unique network of talented and diverse leaders.

At McKinsey, people with military experience find their active-duty skills have direct applications. Whether they’re helping improve frontline operations, briefing a CEO on a strategic initiative, or challenging a team of clients and consultants to solve a complex problem, veterans enrich our work with critical skills and perspectives.

Our Veterans@McKinsey community is committed to attracting and retaining veterans, to creating supportive relationships, encouraging and celebrating colleagues in the military reserves, and serving external organizations that help veterans. Learn more.

Meet some of our Veterans

How we do it


Members of Veterans@McKinsey know the challenges of transitioning from a military to a civilian career and help coach veterans interested in applying to McKinsey. Our veterans are often at campus recruiting events and at special events such as the Service Academy Career Conference in the United States. For many veterans, consulting is a brand-new career option, so we encourage you to explore this option by speaking to McKinsey people about their post military careers. While the application process may be unfamiliar, we have hundreds of veterans around the world who want to help you make a successful transition.

For those currently serving in the military that are interested in learning more about the McKinsey Military Fellowship (SkillBridge), please find information here.

Connectivity and support

Our commitment to the success of veterans at the firm is profound. Amy, a graduate of both West Point and Wharton, says it best: “Since I came to McKinsey in the summer of 2014, West Point classmates and other veterans have reached out to offer support, take time to get to know me and my goals, and step forward as mentors and advisors.”

Veterans@McKinsey is also committed to serving veterans outside the firm by supporting organizations for wounded veterans and assisting veterans transitioning from military to civilian life.

Our stories

The value of veterans

– A view from the top on the skills that former service members bring to our firm

When military meets consulting

– Before McKinsey, Kirk served as a pilot in the US Air Force for 13 years, doing stateside work and combat missions in Afghanistan... and Iraq. Today, Kirk is a senior partner in charge of our federal work.

Connecting the military and McKinsey

– Meet three veterans and reservists who tackle tough challenges, lift each other up, and lead through McKinsey.

Re-Surfacing at McKinsey After a Career on a Navy Sub

– Surprising similarities between McKinsey and the US Navy helped Tabitha transition from submarine to team room.

Finding comradery at McKinsey

– As part of our Veterans Day 2021 series, we introduce Amy Daschle, a former US Army Captain and current associate partner in our... Philadelphia office.

McKinsey let me explore my options after my career with the US Navy

– Erin went into the Navy to become an astronaut; when that didn’t happen, she came to McKinsey after the service to try different... industries and roles without getting stuck.

On Veterans Day, meet five colleagues whose military service continues to inspire their work today

– Our veteran colleagues share how their military experience informs and inspires their work at the firm.

Three reasons veterans excel at McKinsey

– McKinsey’s culture mirrors that of the military in three ways that help veterans feel comfortable and find success.

Featured insights

Leadership lessons from the military

Explore insights on military leadership, problem solving, and managing through crises.