Fast Track for Vets to Top Skills and Jobs in Cyber

Fast Track for Vets to Top Skills and Jobs in Cyber

There are still a  number of exciting opportunities for both transitioning and recently transitioned veterans offered by the SANS Institute, a global leader in cybersecurity training. The SANS VetSuccess Academy

( provides U.S. military veterans with advanced technical training, industry-recognized certifications, and connections to high-paying jobs and rewarding careers in cybersecurity. The Academy is 100% scholarship-based, and includes two to three SANS training courses taught by expert faculty as well as the associated GIAC certifications.

DHS and Hire Our Heroes offer free cyber training
Veterans eligible to receive free cybersecurity training

Completing the SANS VetSuccess Academy not only influenced my career plans, it defined them. The education and certifications opened doors that were inaccessible to me otherwise, short of winning the lottery. In fact, being selected into the inaugural cohort was a “hitting the jackpot” moment for me.” -Ed Russell, Solutionary, retired USAF SMSgt




There are more than five SANS VetSuccess Academies ( currently open for application:

  • SANS VetSuccess Academy near JBSA– San Antonio, TX
    • Training begins September 12
  • SANS VetSuccess Academy near Ft. Gordon – Augusta, GA
    • Training begins September 19
  • SANS VetSuccess Academy near JBLM – Tacoma, WA
    • Applications due August 29; training begins September 26
  • SANS VetSuccess Academy sponsored by Solutionary – Omaha, NE
    • Ongoing Admissions
  • SANS VetSuccess Academy sponsored by Solutionary – Pittsburgh, PA
    • Ongoing Admissions


Please email or visit for more information on how to apply.

The Academies sponsored by Solutionary include a guaranteed job provided students successfully complete the training and pass the associated GIAC certifications. Employment will begin after students’ pass the first GIAC certification exam.