At CoreCivic, we recognize the outstanding contributions military members, and their families make every day for our great nation. We offer career growth, leadership opportunities, and a close-knit community at our facilities. Our goal is to hire and assist in transitioning from the military into a rewarding and long-lasting career. 

​​​​​​​Regardless of your specialty, CoreCivic offers many career paths that are challenging and provide growth. All specialties are welcome, and veterans can utilize their skills to serve in a safety or security role. Your years of service in the military can easily translate into a position at CoreCivic, such as a correctional officer, shift supervisor or warden.

Hear from Our Veterans

Veterans who have joined CoreCivic often find the job is very similar to the structure they experienced while in the military.
Jason Medlin
Vice President, Facility Operations
Facility Support Center
"I truly enjoy working for CoreCivic. The camaraderie and sense of purpose is exactly what I was looking for in a civilian career. I especially enjoy working with Veterans in aligning their skills to a career at CoreCivic."
Steven Scott
Senior HR Business Partner, HR Operations 
Facility Support Center
Military Friendly® Employer

Since 2007, CoreCivic has been recognized as a Military Friendly® Employer for its commitment to hiring and recruiting veterans who are transitioning out of the military.

Many Paths for Opportunity

CoreCivic offers a variety of other career paths including:


Work as a warden, assistant warden, chief of security or facility director

Correctional Security

Work as a correctional officer, shift supervisor or monitor

Health Services

Work as a provider, nurse or mental health professional


Work as an academic instructor, vocational instructor, case manager or chaplain


Work in one of our various support departments including human resources, finance or technology


We are here to make the application process as easy as possible. Check out these military resources and how they can help make the process easy:

Should I Self-Identify?
Under VEVRAA, a veteran may be classified as a ‘‘disabled veteran,’’ ‘‘recently separated veteran,’’ ‘‘active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran,’’ or ‘‘Armed Forces service medal veteran.’’
Resume and Interview Tips
Here you will find resume guidance, interview preparation advice, regular job market updates, mentorship opportunities, and more - specifically for the military community. 
Military OneSource
Military OneSource from the Department of Defense is your 24/7 gateway to trusted information, resources and confidential help.
Military Spouse Employee Partnership
The Department of Defense Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP) connects military spouses with hundreds of partner employers who have committed to recruit, hire, promote and retain military spouses.
Local Veteran Employment
American Job Centers can help you look for work and offer job search workshops, free computer access, and more.